Its official I am back in the game!
After about 4 weeks postpartum I was starting to become antsy about getting back out there, but I wanted to get the go ahead from my midwife before I did anything more than walking. I have to hold out on a few lower body movements for another week or two, but I am good to go for cardio and anything upper body, so here I go!
As of last week I decided it was time to get into a routine and shed the baby weight. This I might add is no easy task. I am not sure if you know this or not but having a newborn is a lot of work and attempting to juggle eating well and moving in the hour time frame I might have during the babies nap is not easy. So here is the plan:
- My Garmin vivosmart (step counter) promptly went back on my wrist. My goal for now is to get to 10,000 steps a day, last week every day but friday I actually exceeded this goal (wooo go me!)
- Track my calories. MyFitnessPal is a great app AND it links with my Garmin and adjusts my remaining calories based on activities that I do throughout the day. It has been a breeze to track my meals and I love just watching my intake rather than cutting a food group (or two) completely out.
- Walk the dog. I let my dog walker go – a little sad for Lucy, but it means I HAVE to get out with the dog everyday. So as soon as baby has his breakfast (between 7-8:00am) we all head out for an hour-long walk. I pop in my head phones and just wander around the neighbourhood. This has actually become my favourite part of my day and it is a great mental break to just walk and listen to some tunes.
- CROSSFIT. I have seriously missed it. Yes, I did go until the end of August, but it just wasn’t the same. Last week I went to my first class in about 2 months and it was amazing. It was tough, but it felt good to be back and to know that I can start to push hard again. D and I are taking shifts so we are both able to get to the gym 3 or 4 times a week. Again, this is a great mental break and gives daddy and baby some alone time too! :)
So we are officially into week 2 and I am feeling great. Just making a few small changes last week and I am already feeling better and loosing a few pounds too (wahoo!). As Bennett gets older I am hoping I can do more and the poor guy might become a weight now and again, but I will keep you in the loop with my progress.