I had my postnatal OB appointment on Friday and got the “official” green light to resume my workouts…so what did I the next day? Went down to my basement to do a barbell WOD, of course!
Although I had been carefully doing a few light workouts here and there, including the “no crunches challenge”I had previously posted about, now I have the confidence to increase my intensity and weights a little bit more.
With The CrossFit Open just a few weeks away, I’m feeling like I’ll definitely be ready to do the workouts, although I will have to scale back.
So yesterday I warmed up by doing a few stretches and double unders followed by…
4 rounds of:
30 jumping jacks
10 barbell thrusters (45#)
20 deadlifts (45#)
The 4th round was super tough! I was feeling those thrusters! Although the DLs were very light, the higher reps still got my lower body going…my butt is especially feeling a bit sore today 🙂
I finished off the workout by doing some shoulder work with my small 5# plates- just 2 rounds of 12 shoulder raises, 10 lateral raises, and 10 strict presses.
I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day! We’re staying in and cuddling all day and then Frank and I are watching The Walking Dead 🙂
It’s been 3 weeks already since Frankie’s birth and I’m slowly working on getting back in shape. I recently signed up for Sara Haley’s 28 Day #saynotocrunches challenge. Can’t wait to get this core nice and tight again!
11 days post-baby.
Taking Frankie out for a quick stroll.
If you’re looking for some motivation to get in shape, look it up, it’s free! There’s a Facebook group top where you can check in and hold yourself accountable for each day’s workout. There are are some fun movements like the “praying mantis”-check it out. You can even do it while holding your kid for some added weight 🙂
Life has been crazy busy lately with the baby so even if I break it up and do bits of the workouts throughout the day, I will feel like I accomplished something.
It’s been 2 weeks + 1 day since I gave birth to my little Frankie (have you seen all his cute pictures on my Instagram?!? @juliafastinista) and this mama is ready to start getting back in shape! Although I have done little things here and there before yesterday, like push-ups off my couch, leg extensions and weight-less arm curls, I don’t consider them real workouts yet as I was only testing out what my body could handle. I did, after all, not only have a C-section, but I went through hours of labor and pushing prior to that.
Doing L pull-ups last year…can’t wait to do these again soon!
So yesterday, while my son was napping, I did 3 rounds of:
16 Bicep Curls
10 Push Presses
16 Side Bends
I used my 8-pound dumbbells as usual…
Ideally, I would love to be ready to do the CrossFit Open WODs next month and kill them, but… I won’t be too hard on myself if I have to do a lot of scaling back.
Please don’t think that just because I’m already working out 2 weeks post-partum, that you should be too. Everyone is different. The last thing you want is to get injured and have a big setback. Please be careful and always, always consult with your doctor first.
I just want to say that staying active has been a huuuge help in helping me bounce back. I fit in my skinny jeans just a week later. Now I’m almost pooch-free…just didn’t have time to take a photo.