Happy Monday all! Is anyone off work today for President’s Day? Truthfully, all last week I kept getting wished a happy three-day weekend and had no idea why! I obviously don’t get the day off as a mom and online student and Ryan doesn’t get it off so it’s not a big deal around here.
Anyway, looking at workouts last week, I’d say I did pretty well. It’s still a challenge finding a time to dedicate to workouts but I’m committed to making something happen most days.
My love for the pregnancy/postpartum workout subscription from Good from the Swole, which can be found here, is still going strong. The workouts that I talk about are all from this subscription.
Mondays are Ryan’s long day at work (although this week will hopefully be his last one) so I took Monday off instead of trying to entertain Chase while doing a workout.
Tuesday 2/13-Full Body HIIT
This workout included both upper and lower body and got my heart rate up by incorporating major muscles into almost every move. My face got a workout too from making funny faces and silly noises at Chase, who watched from his lounger. He needed some attention between my first and second circuit but otherwise was a happy guy. In case you’re wondering, Ryan was home but was busy being Mr. Handyman. I could have waited until he was done but decided a distracted workout was better than nervously watching him cut holes for wires into our new entertainment center. It turned out fine, by the way; he’s actually really good at that sort of thing.
Wednesday 2/14-Upper Body
Tuesday’s workout left my legs fairly sore so an upper arm workout it was. I tried to get up early and be done before Chase woke up for the day but he woke up after one set. I finished the other two sets about an hour later when he went down again. Not ideal but I got it done.
Thursday 2/15-Short Walk
When Chase, Bailey, and Benji all woke up early with me, my plan for an early morning workout went out the door. Chase and I made it out for a walk but the wind was so strong and miserable, I called it quits before half a mile.
What do you do when you know you’ll feel better if you workout but it’s absolutely the last thing you want to do? Make someone else motivate you, of course! And the instructor Kyra did just that with a fun and challenging Dance Mixx class. I left red-faced, sweaty, and feeling much better. Plus, I did 90% of the class high-impact! Postpartum fitness is no joke but I’m getting stronger and gaining stamina with every workout.
Saturday-Upper Body & Core
Workouts are so much more fun with a friend! I met my friend Courtney at the gym for some exercise and a chance to catch up. After about 30 minutes on the elliptical, she asked for an arm workout. Since I already completed the upper body workout for this weekend, I peeked ahead and we completed the upper body and core workout from next week’s workouts (the emails come on Friday which is handy for planning the week).
Sunday-Pelvic Floor/Glutes & Walk
With 70 degree weather in February, it would be insane not to get outside. Chase and I tried a baby carrier instead of the stroller and I think he was a fan. He loves looking around at everything so I think he liked being able to see out. Then I finished the day with some not-too-intense lower body work. It was the perfect cap to a solid week of workouts.
My workout philosophy right now is get it done however possible. That might mean starting a workout and finishing it two hours later or Chase might take the place of my dumbbells. On Friday it meant pumping a bottle, changing into workout clothes, and being out the door in 15 minutes. As long as I get something in, I’m happy.
With that, I’m off to
start continue my day of momming and studying. I hope you have a great start to your week!