Getting back in shape after having kids is freaking hard, let’s be serious. Not all of us have personal trainers, chefs and nannies that give us the time and resources needed to bounce back at the drop of a hat. For us ordinary moms it’s takes a great deal of planning and plain old hard work. Lot’s and lot’s of hard work.
I had my third little rugrat almost a year and a half ago. And finally over the past few months I feel that I am getting back to my old self. I’m not surprised it has taken me this long. It always takes me about a year to get into the swing of things again after I have a baby. That just seems to be the pattern for me. No matter how determined I am to get back into the workout and eating healthy routine, life never let’s that happen until after that year mark. Weird?!? I think that’s just life’s way of forcing me to slow down and enjoy all of the amazingness of that first year. It’s incredible how fast these tiny creatures can grow and I enjoy sucking up every moment!
But now that my littlest little has turned one it’s game on. Her birthday was in December and after a Disney trip late January I finally felt motivated to start putting more of a focus on me. Diet is always the hardest thing for me to change. Now we eat pretty well generally, but everyone slips off the healthy bandwagon sometimes. And as you all know the Whole 30 is my favorite way to get back on track. We ended up doing a Whole 50ish starting in March and this jump started getting me back on the healthy train. I lost about 12 lbs and that was major motivation for me to get back to my probably shape!
Exercise is something that I have always enjoyed. A good sweat session can put anyone in a better mood! After spending over half my life as an athlete I find comfort in a good workout routine. I enjoy running, swimming and spinning but I fell in love with Crossfit a few years ago when we were living in Texas. That style of workout is something that works for me. I feel strong, motivated, and pretty badass after completing a workout. The downside to Crossfit is that most boxes are super expensive! Worth every penny, but a little out of our budget right now. So thanks to a hand me down weight set from my Dad and a bunch of other equipment we have assembled over the years I have been getting in some pretty intense and awesome workouts at home.
There are millions of moms out there who are looking to get into shape, but most don’t know where to start. The workout planning process is enjoyable for me so I’m starting a weekly blog post summing up my workouts. Hoping to give you all a little inspiration and to help me stay accountable! I have a long way to go to get to where I want, but I am invested in this journey to a stronger, fitter, healthier and happier me.
Check out my workouts from the last week below. Included are the weights I used and the time each workout took to complete. I have not been lifting very heavy yet… I am slowly building back up and have been focusing on my form. In addition to my home workouts I also belong to an amazing, super motivating, all women’s gym close to my house. Local friends do yourself a favor and check out Sweat Like a Girl! Their Spin classes, Pilates, and Group fitness classes are so fun and really push me out of my comfort zone. So I try to add three or four classes weekly into my routine. So I noted what classes I attended each day. I also try to add one or two rest days in a week or I burn myself out!!
Hopefully this gives you all some motivation for find your inner bad ass and take charge of your health!
Monday May 8, 2017
800 M Run
10 Squat Cleans
10 Push Press
45lb Bar for both
4 times through-
20 alternating Dumbbell Snatches (25lb Dumbbell)
10 Box Jumps (24 in box)
10 Knees to Chest
4 times through-
30 Med Ball Russian Twist
30 Flutter Kicks
1 Min. Plank
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Pilates and Sweat Camp Classes at Sweat Like a Girl
At home workout:
The Arm Workout on the Bottom is kinda hard to read but it is a favorite of mine
3 sets of 15 front raises, 15 bent over rows, and 15 overhead press
3 sets of 7 bottom to 1/2 bicep curls, 7 1/2 to full bicep curls, and 7 full bicep curls followed by
3 sets of 15 tricep dips, 15 skull crushers and 15 overhead tricep extension
*Be prepared to have trouble lifting your arms for the rest of the day!!
400 M run between each Round
Barre and Dumb Bell Classes at Sweat Like a Girl!
“Ivan the Terrible”
90 second Jump Rope To start each round
Followed by my favorite Arm workout described on Tuesday 5/9 (I do this several times a week!!)
4 times through 30 bicycles, 15 V-Up, 30 Flutter Kicks, 15 Leg Raises, 1 Minute Plank
OK friends there you have it! Hopefully this gives you some inspiration for intense, kick butt at home workouts! We all have to start somewhere! Come back and check on my progress over the next few months! And please leave me a comment telling me what you think of these workouts!