I haven’t been shy when it comes to admitting that it’s been hard for me to get into a postpartum fitness routine this time around. I mean, can you blame me? Hanging out with these two is way more fun than any workout.
Maybe I can work on including them more often. I guess it’s time to invest in a double jogger, you guys. Who am I kidding? I’d still make excuses. That being said, I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. I feel really good, so the rest will fall into place eventually.
Mind: Like I mentioned before, I’m actually pleasantly surprised by how much I don’t hate myself for being a little lazy. I think, for me at least, it’s more important for me to enjoy the workouts I do complete than to worry about how many I’m completing. It’s freeing to realize that you can choose to change priorities at a moment’s notice, too. Just because I thought I was going to run or lift on a certain day, doesn’t mean I have to, you know? Skipping workouts used to give me anxiety, which isn’t something I’m dealing with right now. I’m pretty stoked about that.
Health: No complaints, really. The only thing bugging me this month has been reoccurring day-long headaches. I’d be willing to bet it’s still related to my hormones trying to regulate themselves. Either that, or I should drink more coffee. I should totally drink more coffee, right? Right.
Fitness: I’m feeling pretty strong, even though I don’t feel like I’ve put in the effort to get there. I’m finally able to sprint up and down our stairs without wanting to die. I forget things every single morning on the way out of the door, so it’s imperative that I can tackle those like a champ. I can also carry Maddux and Hudson at the same time now, so I’m pretty much in permanent #beastmode these days. In all seriousness, the one thing I really want to work on is my endurance. I can do anything for a short period of time. After a few minutes, though, I am done. I’d really like to work on that, which means I need to start carving out some time for longer runs soon.
Here’s how I’m looking these days. Excuse my mascara-less eyes and undone hair; we were feeling the frumpy vibes, y’all. I’d also like to send a shout out to this extremely tight grey tank for holding in all the new mom skin. It’s the real MVP.
Weight: 130 lbs (-2) Waist: 27.5 in (-1.0) Hips: 38 in (-0.5) Right Arm: 9.5 in (-0.0) Right Thigh: 20.5 in (-1.0)
1 Mile Run: 8:05 min (-11 sec) Push Ups: 5 (+1) Pull Ups: Who knows. No Bar! Plank: 1:13 min (+3 sec)
There wasn’t a huge change from last month, but “slow and steady” is totally my new motto. We’ll see what next month brings!