Baby girl is going to be three months on wednesday! This past month I gave myself a 30 day challenge to work out everyday - which really turned into me working out 5/7 days a week! Which is a great accomplishment in of itself.
Though the local Y has childcare starting at 6 weeks of age, I haven't been comfortable (during this flu season) to take my little one there. So how do I fit it in?
I have three different at home DVDs I rotate, and I go to the Y at night after the baby's evening feeding and when my hubby gets home. At home, my tip to to new moms is this: workout in the morning after a mid-morning feeding as soon as you put the baby down for a nap - don't get too distracted by all your other to-do's. Put the baby down in her crib, or even in a pack n' play next to you, and while he or she is sleeping workout. I find if I wait too long, by the time I START my workout is when my little one is ready to be up again. So do it at the beginning of a morning nap.
At the gym I have been focusing on LEGS, and 20 min of cardio on a bike or glider machine. My legs took a beating from pregnancy - so don't be shocked if you feel weaker after delivery and the months to follow. I tried to hop back into running at the 6 week mark but a week into it my knees were so achey I couldn't continue - I did some research and believe it to be more muscle related then directly related to my knees. Not to mention I have 10 lbs to go to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight, extra weight puts a ton of pressure on the knees also. So I am focusing on getting my legs STRONG, and getting these ten pounds off before I start my running program again.
The DVD's I use are:
- Jillian Michaels, 6 week six-pack
- Jillian Michaels, Ripped in 30
- Moms into fitness DVD - Lindsay Brin, postnatal Boot Camp