Mommy Fitness Blog: ugh. I have my period.

July 8, 2009

I was NOT in the mood to workout this morning. I’ve been busy these past few days and have been dealing with a painful period! Ever since I gave birth, my periods have been heavier. I also feel extremely bloated and nauseous the week prior.  When I got to the gym, I began chatting with a trainer…then I talked with a fellow fitness friend…then I bought something to drink…it took me 20 minutes to get in the mood to workout!

I decided that I will focus on FUN this morning and not so much on the workout…I just want to complete 1.5 hours of FUN fitness.

I ended up doing a ton of things outside of my regular routine to spark some motivation out of me:

I deadlifted 145 pounds.

I performed 45 minutes on the stairclimber.

I triple set my rows, deadlift and squats on the cables.

At the end of my workout it felt really good to do things that were not so ‘routine’. Routine gets boring! I KNEW I SHOULD run (as 10 miles is still my goal each week) BUT, I was just not into it this morning….

Last night, I ended up running 3 miles with my dog OUTSIDE. That was a pretty awesome feat. I usually dislike running outside (mostly because I like to be able to step OFF the treadmill whenever I want and not have to walk back to my original destination when I get tired) Since running outside last time, I felt lighter, my mind was more at ease and I honestly could go on for another 3 miles!

This past week I also saw another woman who was pregnant at the same time I was. She was very fit and had a six pack before being pregnant. It was great seeing another mom back in the groove. I know I lost a lot of weight fast after giving birth – but I normally don’t have anyone to compare myself with. She actually looked great but still had extra weight around her midsection. I know other mother’s who take years to get their body back so I feel very fortunate. I think my biggest advantages are:

– monitoring my food intake and not continuing to eat junk food

– breast feeding

– genetics

My goals this week are not as strict as there are a ton of things going on and I also have my period….so my eating won’t be perfect, but it will definitely stay within the 1800-2000 range.

1. Run 10 miles.

2. Drink 2 protein shakes a day

3. Stop eating after 8pm

4. Strength train 3 times

5. Do something physically challenging very day.

6. Focus on recreational fitness.

spontaneous shot taken while at a waterpark this weekend.
6 months after giving birth..

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