Exercise….Ooooh, exercise. How crappy you feel! As a follow up to my last post, I ran a few more times and then stopped. Stopped everything. I needed an emotional rest. This past week, I restarted the Post Baby Bod plan that I started and stopped a few months ago. I feel a lot better doing it now, than I did when I originally tried. I should focus on that…. improvement! This is what last week looked like:
Monday – The plan was to get 45 minutes of cardio in. As we set out, we quickly turned around to deal with a flat stroller tire…. We then got about 10 minutes out when Maura started screetching. I turned around, she screamed until we got to the drive way then fell asleep. I did another quick loop around the block before she woke up. We got a total of 25 minutes in.
Tuesday – Upper body workout day. In total I did 3 sets of: bicep curls, overhead tricep extensions, push ups, shoulder presses, and good mornings. I also did my PT exercises which included: 2×10 up-up down-downs with a towel to increase stability work, 2×10 single leg bridges with extension, 5×10 seconds boat pose with squeezes, and 2×10 leg raises in side plank, and used the eStim machines (ugh, more on that later, and I’ll do another post soon and detail these exercises).
(I was also supposed to walk…. I didn’t….)
Wednesday – Lower body workout day and walk…. I again skipped the walk. (It was not a good cardio week). I ended up doing a total of 3 sets of 15 body weight squats, 15 side lunges each way, 10 stationary lunges, 20 bridges with 10 lbs (1 set with 20…. Maura loooooves sitting on my hips during these), and donkey kicks. For PT: 5×10 second boat pose with squeeze, 5 x 10 sec adductor squeezes, 2×10 up-up-down-down with towel, and 2×10 crunches with towel.
Thursday – Absolutely Nada
Friday – Absolutely Nada…. oy. We took a day trip to Portland with friends and I didn’t plan ahead well enough.
Saturday – I did the strength workout I was planning on doing Friday. In total I did 3 sets of: 15 squats with a 10lb kettle bell, 15 bicep curps, 15 stationary lunges each leg (the work out called for side lunges, but side lunges didn’t feel good so I opted for stationary), 15 bent over row with tricep extensions, 10 push ups on my knees. For PT exercises I did 2×10 up-up down-downs with the towel, 2×10 single hip raises with extension, 5×10 sec boat pose with squeeze, 2×10 side plank leg raises, and 2×10 crunches with the towel.
Sunday – Walked for about 45 minutes pushing the stroller, and eStim.
Positives about the week – I got in all the strength days that I had planned, and had several days of good PT exercises.
Negatives about the week – I don’t like that I took two days in a row off and jipped the cardio aspect. I should also be doing the eStim a minimum of 3 times per week, I only did it twice.