So I finally worked out. I've taken a few walks with Adelaide when the weather's been nice, but that's not been very often in the past 7 weeks (she's 7 weeks old today!!!). And of course I do my fair share of bouncing the baby in my arms and swaying and burning those good ole calories by breastfeeding.
But today I finally actually worked out. I have a prenatal workout video that I did, oh, maybe 3 times when I was actually considered in the "prenatal" category.
This is Summer Sander's Prenatal Workout video. It's great for any preggo mama because there are six different workouts: an "express" and a "full-length" workout for each trimester. She has you use resistance bands for any strength and toning, and a lot of different moves to up your heart rate.
I decided today that I'd do the first trimester express section, which is about 35 minutes long. It's got ab work (getting rid of that flab!), lots of arm/shoulder work, leg work, back... it's a good and well-rounded workout. Not too tough, but at least it's something, especially when it's been ages since I've done a proper workout.
Baby was sleeping, so I took care of me. It's easy to run around the house doing laundry, dishes, tidying up, etc. when Adelaide sleeps, but I need to make sure I take a couple of those naps a week to get my body back in shape. The longer I put it off, the longer it will take.
Today I was also able to go through my millions of pants that have camped out on the closet shelf for the past year. Not really millions, but a whole heck of a lot. Only 4 pairs fit. And three of those are maternity. No lie. So that was a real motivator. I don't want to buy a whole new wardrobe to fit this muffin top. So bye-bye muffin top!
Any suggestions for good 20-30 minute workouts that can be done while baby naps?