Monday, May 11, 2015

My postpartum exercise routine

There is no routine.

But, there IS a goal. My goal is to work out several times a week and to (attempt) to feel halfway decent in this postpartum body of mine. Right now that looks like running once or twice a week and doing some type of workout video (T-25, Jillian Michaels, etc) once a twice a week as well.

Does that always happen? Nope. Of course not. I have two tiny humans on alternating sleep schedules, as husband who works 11+ hours a day during the week and often does side jobs on the weekends, oh, and I don't sleep therefore motivation sometimes often slips.

That says, I do try to make it a priority. Whether that means putting a workout video on during nap times and praying neither kid wakes up during it or shoving the kids at Drew when we walks in the door at night, I'm trying to make it happen. I'm currently 16 pounds above my prepregnancy weight which isn't too bad for being 11 weeks postpartum. I hold no illusions about looking good in a bathing suit this summer, but I want to feel "semi-okay" about myself come June; that's my goal. While I'd love to be one of those women who pop back to their former bodies right after baby, I know my body doesn't work that way. Last time I held on to about 10 pounds of "baby weight" until I stopped nursing, so I know that's likely to happen again. I also know that restricting my diet and/or exercising a lot both affect my milk supply, so I'm not doing a ton in those areas because being able to feed my tiniest human is way more important that whether I can squeeze into my jeans.

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