August 1, 2018

My weekly workout routine!

I’m definitely not a fitness blogger, and I’m not going to post my abs any time soon… but I LOVE being active, and I can feel it if I don’t raise my heart rate in a few days. Jared and I are similar in that way.  He just has has a six pack without trying, we’re not similar in that way 😉

I used to hit the gym 6 days a week pre second baby. 5.15am, alone, earbuds in, cross trainer and weights. It was my happy place. I love the gym.

With two babies in tow and back into the rhythm of unpredictable mornings and feeds, I quit my gym membership. My activity now looks like a combo of 5 things:

  1. We bought a treadmill. A simple used one off Craigslist but it folds up like THIS and it’s perfect for keeping in the corner of the room and pulling out for a quick run when the kids are in bed or if Jared has them and vice versa for him.
  2. I’m still using and loving my GOOD FOR THE SWOLE workout subscription. Amazing fellow mama of two Becky is a post partum workout specialist and all her workouts are safe for anyone with Diastasis Recti so I love knowing I can follow them without thinking. I pay $12/month for 5 workouts sent to me each week and I love doing them.
  3. Because I had bad diastasis recti (separated abs) with both pregnancies, I’ve tried to be diligent in healing it with core real exercises. I use two routines mostly and you can find them both in THIS post on DR.
  4. Whenever I’m at my laptop I try to at least be standing, but if I’m working for more than a few minutes I’ll hop on the mini elliptical  which has been an amazing way to mulittask and get my heart rate up over the last few months!  A past house mate left it in the house but now I’m in love with it and highly recommend it.
  5. Getting out and running/walking on the trails. Right now this is harder as the temps are too high and the air quality is so bad due to the fire, but usually we hit the trails once a week for outdoor heart rate raising!

So weekly my norm is something like 3-4 ab rehab sessions (I don’t treat these are working out but on really giving my core a healing routine), 3 30 minute treadmill sessions, 3 weights workouts from my GFTS subscription, and weather permitting an outdoor run.

I used to be religious about working out, now I’m better about listening to my body and my life and seeing what’s needed. But I, we, also love to stay active! So this is it!

If you want to read more about my post partum journey with my body you can find a few post on the blog like Beer, a Meltdown and the Perfect Post Baby Body, The Perfect Body Size, and I’m Sorry I Posted That on Instagram. 

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