Monday night I was able to sneak off to the gym again for another workout. Praise!!
I only had about 30 minutes or so before I knew Adeline would need to start getting ready for bed, so I hopped on the bike for a quick cardio session!
Getting back into shape postpartum is going to be a long journey. It took me 9+ months to fall out of shape, so I should expect it to take at least that long to reestablish the fitness level I was at! I’m hoping though to expedite this process a little bit by really working hard at nailing down a solid cardio base first.
Besides taking Adeline on walks, I know I need to try and get to the gym at least once a week for a tough, sweat-filled cardio workout. Not only will it help make getting back into running shape easier, but getting some stress out in the form of sweat is always a good idea!
I felt pretty strong for my second postpartum gym workout, and felt like I could keep going once my time was up. I don’t want to over do it though, or be too sore the next day since I’m using muscles that haven’t seen the light of day in quite a while! This time around I rode for 30 minutes, gradually bumping up the resistance from about 4-11.
It felt SO good to sweat!!!!!!
I wore a couple new items I picked up at Target. I have always been a huge fan of Target’s line of C9 by Champion and think cute workout clothes make all the difference! Ok maybe not just cute, but properly fitting workout clothes! Most of my tops are still a little too snug (hello breastfeeding!), and I haven’t even tried on any of my capris except my lulu wunder unders, so I was in desperate need of a few items I could wear in the meantime. Plus I needed a new sports bra, because once again, breastfeeding equals huge boobs that no longer fit in anything! I’m still getting used to buying tops in size medium and large, instead of extra small and small. Amazing how much things change!
The capris were super comfortable, and moisture wicking, along with the top. I love the stripe detail and how the back is cut slightly longer.
Target has a boat load of super cute workout gear currently, and after Christmas I’m itching to go back and scoop up a few more things! Loving this pullover – and it has monkey holes which makes it basically perfect.
On another note, IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Favorite workout for easing back into shape? Do you own any of Champion’s workout gear? What are your Christmas plans?