Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gettin' Fit... Again

I love to run. Running cleanses my soul, makes me feel great, and makes me sweat. However, pushing a BoB Duallie stroller with two kids in it when every path around your house has at least one huge hill- just stinks! My run times are not anything to brag about when I am hauling this stroller, but boy am I smoked afterwards! To counter the running/pushing, I decided to try out the Celebrity trainer, Tracy Anderson Method: Post-Pregnancy Workout video. I LOVE it! It works abs, legs, butt, and arms. All those parts effected by pregnancy. It's low impact and you only use 3 lb. weights twice. I feel myself getting better at engaging my muscles again and getting stronger.

I really have been seeing a huge difference in my body shape in just 2 short weeks. It took me 4.5 months to get back into my skinny jeans after my first son, but hopefully by continuing to run and do this video when I have some time during the week, I can get back to where I started soon. I know everyone says that it "takes 9 months to grow a baby and could take 9 months to get back to normal," so I am not too hard on myself. However, I really look forward to fitting into my clothes better!

I have been drinking a lot of smoothies these days! I make them with frozen berries, bananas, oranges, Greek yogurt, flax seeds, skim milk, or orange juice as a few ingredients. I have also started eating a healthy snack of a 1/4 cup of nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, and yogurt drops. I think having a healthy body and eating healthy, while working out has really helped me to lose this baby weight.

 Tracy Anderson Method: Post-Pregnancy Workout DVD

 39 weeks pregnant (3 days before giving birth) and 13 weeks post-partem

 Nuts and Berries Snack

Smoothie Time! My toddler is a HUGE fan!


1 comment:

  1. Finn could live off smoothies if I let him! Ever throw a handful of spinach in them? It's great - can't taste it and it's a good way for me to trick F in to eating some greens, though hopeully Kinley is better about that.

    good job working hard - you look great.