Our bodies are incredible vessels with the way they transform to carry a baby and then transform back into the way we looked beforehand. It’s not always easy getting back to the way we looked before and for a lot of us, it takes hard work.
Today on the blog, I’m sharing my postpartum workout routine that I’ve recently started in order to get back to where I was before Kayla but also get my body back to that healthy point it had been at.
Working out has definitely never been my strong suit but before Kayla I had gotten into a really great routine for almost two years of walking at least thirty minutes, for at least five days a week but most of the time it was six days a week. When we started seeing our homeopathic doctor she told us your body needs at least thirty minutes to rid the toxins, etc and that it needed to be something where your feet are hitting the ground such as a treadmill. She also said to do this seven days a week but I always struggled getting that seventh day in. Regardless, I managed to work out six days a week but never anything less than five and always for at least thirty minutes.
I eventually worked up to walk/running and made it up to a 10.0 for incline (SO PROUD OF THAT) and would go back and forth from 3.5 – 6.0 when running. I. Felt. Incredible. I then made it to weight training etc. So my friends, that is what I’m now working towards again.
My first day back I just walked at 3.5 at a 3.0 incline (even though I really wanted to throw some run time in there). It felt so good to be back at it again but the hardest part was actually making it to that point of stepping on the treadmill. Plus, does anyone else feel like it’s reeeeeeeally hard working out in your home?!?! Anyone??? We have workout equipment in my basement and normally I would have to go to the gym but that’s not realistic right now with the baby so the basement it is. Haha.
And of course, I had to document my first day working out again….
Okay, okay. Below is my postpartum workout routine that I’ve created for myself:
Postpartum Workout Routine
• Walking 5 days a week (min.) at 3.5 speed
• Increasing my incline every day by half a point
• Drinking half my body weight in water (I slack in this all the time)
• Week 3 I plan on introducing weights to my body again
• Continue to eat clean but tighten it up to a strict Paleo
If you’re trying to workout regardless if you just had a baby or not, I really encourage you to push yourself not only for your body’s health but for YOU and your mental health. Working out does so much good on so many levels. YOU GOT THIS!!!
I will continue to update my workout routine as it progresses and changes. Thanks for being here along this crazy journey of mine.