So, I’ve officially started exercising again. Not just walking around the neighbourhood (although I do a ton of that too) but full on, intense exercising.
When I was on maternity leave with Littleman, I found a mommy and baby fitness class to join. I’ve always preferred classes to exercising on my own because I need the motivation of someone telling me what to do (and, since I tend to be a teeny bit competitive, I work much harder when there are other people around!)
I ended up loving the class and did it a couple of times a week for the majority of my time at home. I met some great friends, spent time with my baby AND worked out. By the end of my maternity leave, I was in the best shape of my life.
I was super excited to start taking the classes again this time around and it didn’t disappoint. The same instructor still teaches the class and it is just a hard as I remember. I was pretty much dying after the warm-up but I kept reminding myself that it would be worth it.
I’m back in my pre-pregnancy pants but I still have some unsightly belly flab and extra weight to lose. Breastfeeding makes me starving (and causes me to crave sweets!) so I know I need to find a way to balance it all out.
Once the weather gets more consistently nice, I plan to join a strollerfit class as well. Nothing like running up a hill pushing a 14lb baby in a stroller to make you sweat (and hopefully help shed those pounds!)
I don’t expect my results to be as good as they were the first time around… I’m not totally delusional! But I hope that, by working hard, I can get a little bit closer to having my old, pre-pregnancy body back.