Let’s start out with a little humor this morning
What’s the worst thing a new mom can run out of??
Hint: This happened to me this morning…
Okay, I’ll tell you already
Concealer (Hello, under-eye bags!)
Funny? Okay. Maybe not. I never claimed to be a comedian. I suppose I’ll stick with something I know, Fitness.
I’m happy to report that as of two Sundays ago, 9 long weeks after doc put me on exercise restriction, I’m running, lifting, burpee-ing, and doing all the workouty things once again.
But let me tell you, it’s rough. The first time I lifted the barbell from the floor, I sincerely asked Nathan whether or not it truly only weighed 45 pounds. The load felt like 75, at a minimum. I shouldn’t be surprised considering de-training effects set in after just 2 weeks off. For that reason, I’m extending ample grace my way, pushing myself but without the expectation to be at the same ability level I hit prior to getting pregnant. Getting there’s going to take some time. Let’s be honest, getting back to where I was 10 weeks ago will require work and time. So just as babies go through a ‘fourth trimester’ their first three months of life (according to some experts), at the end of which they ‘wake up’ and begin interacting more, I’m giving my body (at least) the same 3 months to reawaken.
What does that mean exactly? I plan to focus on the following for the next several weeks:
- Re-establishing proper movement patterns and technique (this, not the amount of weight lifted, will be my main focus for now)
- Lifting/Conditioning 3 days per week
- Walking with Annalise on ‘off’ days
- Napping when I need to
With that said, here’s the 3 workouts I completed this past week:
5×5 Bent-Over Barbell Rows (65#)
MommyWOD – Complete 5 rounds of the following:
- 10 Kettlebell Deadlifts (50#)
- 8 Hang Power Clean & Press (45#)
- 6 Burpees
5×5 Push Press (65#)
MommyWOD – AMRAP 10 (using 45# barbell):
- 5 Hang Power Cleans
- 5 Thrusters
- 5 Upright Rows
- 50 Single-Unders
Superset #1 – Complete 3 rounds of the following:
- 250 m. Run
- 10 Front Squats (45#)
- Rest 60 seconds
- 5 minute break -
Superset #2 – Complete 3 rounds of the following:
- 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
- 10 Burpees
- Rest 60 seconds
- 5 Minute Break -
Finisher: Tabata Squats (score: 11)
In your opinion, what’s the worst thing a new mom can run out of?
Ever struggled starting or getting back into working out?