Mondays are going to be a boxing workout for me. There are so many on youtube so I'll probably change it up quite a bit. This is the workout I did today warm up included
Total Time: I ran through this twice so it took me about 30 minutes HR: 142 Sweat'o'Metre: Better believe it, dripping here! Burn'o'Metre: I can't quite keep up with the alternating squat jumps just yet so I just did stationary so those squats definitely took the cake...or the burn for me!
Literally, I did back today. Okay it's been ages. I have been working out but nothing you can call consistent. I hurt my back during a Mommy bootcamp class I was doing, nice eh? So that took me out for a few weeks, add sleep training aka sleepless nights, colds, Christmas and just plain lazy procrastination and you get...well not a lot of workouts.
So not as a new years resolution but as a fresh start plan to getting ME back. Not my body just me. I loved/love working out it gave me joy, energy, and it was my "zone" when I felt like I was really using the abilities God gave me. Anyhow today is Saturday, I finally packed the Christmas tree away and pulled out the total gym (pulley system).
I abandoned the warm up, next time I will probably do one of those fun ReFit warm up videos on youtube. Here's what I did today
Workout: 2 sets of each exercise of 12 reps each. Inbetween every 2 exercises I did ball ab roll outs on an ex. ball
Shoulder press & Chest fly
Seated bench press & Shoulder raises with a squat (I used 5lb hand weights instead of the T.G.)
Lateral shoulder raises & Rear shoulder flyes
Seated bicep curls & laying down bicep curls
Total Time: 20 min HR: 120 Sweat'o'Metre: not even a glisten ;) Burn'o'Metre: everywhere & everything. Lovin' it!
Today I walked a lot. I walked to a farmers market with my friend and our wee babes and had a grand time and ate a delicious home made scone (the size of my fist!). I walked again with my wee babe who was sleep fighting (I won muhuhaha) and had some time to think about life, slow down, reflect on my own thoughts.
I have been thinking about fitness. My fitness. Your fitness. The world's fitness. It's all different. Where we want to go, how we want to feel, what we want to do and how we want to look (notice how that one's last? It always should be).
Since becoming pregnant and giving birth to my first born my body has not only changed but it's caused me to change the way I view fitness and being fit. How I did fitness and how fit I was pre-baby is very different than who it and I am now.
It was very difficult at first and I felt trapped inside someone else's body. That body didn't look right, feel right or work right. I was weak, sore, stiff and mushy.
It's been 5 months. Instead of going full speed ahead with burpees and chin ups and sprints I went against my "workout nature" that loves to go a bit too hard sometimes and took things really. really. really. freakin slow. Or did I? Maybe the pace I took things was actually not slow, maybe it was just right. Right for the proper time to allow healing and recovery for what my body had just been through. Right to allow me time to enjoy my new role as a mom, just right for targeting the areas that needed the most attention and care not necessarily the ones I wanted to improve. Maybe my body did look right, feel right and was working right for what it had just been through.
So though I am still going to be posting my workouts I probably won't until I'm done this program but I want to encourage everyone to "find their fit". Don't think because you don't have 12% body fat or can't run a 6 minute mile or do a single pull up that you're not fit. Our lives are different our body make up is different our passions and abilities are different. Just get out there, be active and find joy in doing it! Find your fit and embrace it with your heart, mind, body and soul!
I won't be posting exactly what I did today but I'm on week 5 of the MuTu system. I'm way behind mainly because I forgot to move forward. I started getting bored and started doing other workouts like the dance videos and my own body weight circuits but now that I've moved onto the next workout I am sweating it up and loving lifting some heavier weights finally!
Also I danced my butt off doing dishes today. Every little bit helps!
I'm doing a post baby program that takes it nice and easy and focuses on the areas that really need healing and strengthening. I figure it's been 4 months and even though I'm not done the program I figure I'm healed enough to change it up when I get bored so I did that today.
Warm up: nope. No time. Had an over tired baby watching me who was refusing to nap.
Workout: 3x 20 reps each
Push ups (still doing them on the knees, sigh...it'll come back I'm sure)
Lunges (10 each leg)
Bent over row with bands
Low Side to Side hops with band around ankles
Single Leg Bridges/Hip Thrusts with 10lb weight (10 each leg)
Climbing Plank 30 sec each round
Total Time: approx just under 15 min, forgot to start timer until after 1st round
Sweat'o'Metre: just breaking one after final round. Would have done more if not for my little guy desperately needing to sleep
I have been managing to keep up about 3 workouts a week however I won't likely be posting them all due to either repetition or I'm just too busy hanging out with my little man.
It sure feels good to feel the burn again!
I found some post baby workouts through pinterest (yay pinning) and particularly liked the variety I found through this blog. I did the Tues/Thursday workout minus the cardio blast.
Warm up: 25 minute walk Workout: The last three videos seen here; (though for the last one I only did 3 sets 1. because it was freakin hard and 2. I had to rescue my baby from being tricked into sleeping...haha)
Total Time: 26min + 25 min walk approx 50 min HR: eh didn't bother Sweat'o'Metre: dripping after video 1!!! Burn'o'Metre: def in the arms in video 2 and abs in video 3
Well the little pumpkin came on May 14th fast and furious! All things are well and good and it's been 5 weeks so I figured I could up the level of activity from lots of walking to an actual workout.
Warm up: approx 8 minutes of fast stroller walking (aka I was pushing the stroller the the babe for almost all exercises) Workout: 2 sets of 12-15
Alternating lunges with stroller
Squats with stroller
Step ups onto ledge approx knee high
Elevated push ups
Calf raises with stroller Cool Down: approx 12 min stroller walking with a 2 sets of 10 lunges and 10 metres of calf walking
Total Time: 42 min HR: haha what else is new, I forgot to take it, but I'll have to keep track from now on to mark my progress in my cardio fitness! Sweat'o'Metre: oh man I was red faced and sweaty even on a cool day Burn'o'Metre: push ups, yikes, my upper body strength is ka-putz! Also my hamstrings were starting to feel it too! No photo but I promise I'll get one with me and the babe soon!