Today I finally hit the 6 week mark “post-baby!” Well, technically yesterday was the day but I had my routine check up today. I have been cleared and everything is good! Exercising has been an on and off routine for the past two weeks (besides the usual walks). Since it was unknown to me whether I was healed completely or not I just based the intensity of my workouts on how my body felt. I did not push too hard, and slacked up once the “uncomfortable,” tight, feeling started to occur. Some of the simple things I have been doing are:
Basic ab crunches (3×25)
reverse ab crunches (3×25)
bicep curls (3×10)
tricep press (3×10)
bent over rows (3×10) I also call these lawnmowers =)
front, side, bent over arm raises (all 3×5)
I also ran/walk 3x per week and participate in yoga. All these from home, yoga with a video I purchased and my walks included my sweet baby.
I have found that lunges were too hard on the lower region and did not want to push it too far and hurt myself, as well as other ab/leg exercises such as leg lifts, bicycles, push-ups etc. etc. Again, I based these workouts solely on how each exercise made me feel. If I felt like it was too much than I back off. The arm exercises I filled gatorade bottles (large and small) with rocks/sand until I can purchase actual weights. But, these methods work just as well! 🙂
Other problems I have encountered is the crazy, hectic, schedule that I am struggling trying to adjust to. Marley (the little one) never misses a meal! She wakes herself up from naps promptly ever 2-3 hours to eat. This meaning I am having to stop what I am doing to sit with her and feed. On top of the daily house duties, studying, pumping, and other miscellaneous activities that arise, it has been hard finding time to cook, and prepare good nutritious meals. (Or even eat AT ALL!)
Since, I am getting in the hang of this new routine, I am going to attempt to do better with meal prep (probably beginning with a lot of CHICKEN, as it is super easy to prep!!) =P, and exercise scheduling! Now that I am cleared for all activities I am excited to continue getting back to pre pregnancy and better!
Next post: POST PREGNANCY WORKOUT ROUTINE as well as MEAL PREP GUIDE
To end this post here is your daily fill of Miss Marley! #Marleygram