Happy hump day!
I want to get this back to being a blog with some fitness sprinkled in, so today we’re going to talk about my fitness lately.
Since I got pregnant, I’m going to be honest, the fitness content has been a bit low, but now that I’m back in the swing of things consistently and doing lots of different workouts, I think it’s time.
I can no longer rely on breastfeeding as an exercise session as Aiden is slowly weaning himself (we’re at about 2-3 per day and then the nighttime 2-3). That actually sounds like a lot still, but it’s significantly less and I am no longer dropping weight just from that. I’ve hit a plateau.
My Favorite Workouts Right Now
Spinning Classes: I’ve taken these for the last 15+ years off and on. I really have quite the love-hate relationship with them, but right now, I’m loving them. They get me some mommy time at the gym, they push me harder than I would myself and they work on muscular strength and endurance. My heart rate is high the entire 60 minutes and I know there’s some good fat burning going on! You never can fully trust the calorie counters on machines if you don’t input your personal information, but I know I got some serious calorie torching anyways.
(Sorry for the bad picture – spinning classes are done with the lights off)
T-25 Workouts: I’ve talked about this a few times on the blog (here, here and here). I love them. They afford me the ability to workout quickly and intensely while Aiden is playing near me, so I don’t have to waste his 1 nap time now because they are 25 minutes long. I did the Insanity workout two different times a few years ago and honestly got the most toned I’ve ever been (and I ran marathons). There are no weights required! Since it’s only 25 minutes, I can’t justify not getting in workouts anymore.Running: I have run a few times, but I keep having nagging injuries come up when I run. I really have high hopes to train for a half marathon this summer. My body just feels different when I run now after having a baby… I pray someday this will go away and I’ll feel like my old self. I also did the barre class last week and plan on getting a DVD for that too! I love getting a variety of workouts in. I don’t get bored and look forward to new stuff all the time. I also have a friend that goes to spinning with me occasionally, so that’s fun too! Questions: Moms – Did your body feel good running after you had a baby? What’s your favorite workout been lately?