Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Postpartum Workouts

I'm finally getting back into gear with my workouts and it feels great! It's been almost 4 months since Weldon was born so I'm definitely ready to get my body into shape!

It's a bit tricker this time around to find the time to consistently workout because we have two little ones to care for now. I've tried a couple of different things and I think I finally found a time that works. The early morning! I've always been a morning person so it's not too hard for me to get up but I definitely didn't think this is when I would consistently workout.

I tried going on runs and/or to the gym around 7:15am (after feeding Weldon) since Will is around to watch both children but I really love that time with my family in the mornings! So that didn't stick.

Working out in the afternoons/evening is not even up for debate. If I don't workout before 11am it's just not happening!

So, my new plan of action is to workout at 5:30am. It's early. Especially when my alarm goes off at 4:50 (have to drink some coffee before I can get my body moving that early). Weldon is sleeping longer stretches now and even through the night a couple of times so the early morning seems more manageable now. I've found that the key to working out that early is taking a class at the gym. I need someone telling me what to do at that time of day to really make it worth my time!

I'm trying to workout 5 days a week. MWF the gym offers a 5:30am Spin Class and TThSat there is a Group Power (weight lifting) class. I'm usually waking up early 4 days a week and then going to the 9am Group Power on Saturdays.

So far so good. Working out is really enjoyable for me and it makes me feel like myself again (after having a baby). I'm still about 10 pounds over my goal weight so I'm hoping the regular workouts will help me get there!

I'll post an update in a few months to see how the workouts are going!

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