Back At It: Postpartum



Back At It: Postpartum

ppworkoutsI recently gave birth to my third child; another son, named Landon.

I had set high goals for myself following his birth and intended to get back into my regular workouts, meal planning, and recording my progress here on the site for accountability.

I wanted to create a follow-along program to share my progress with all of you and provide you with new workouts and meal plans so that you could join me.

My son is now 11 weeks old and while I have gotten in some workouts, I have not been nearly as on track with my goals as I was hoping.

It has been awhile since I had a baby, (my next oldest is nearly 7) and I was not as active following her birth as I have been in more recent years. I also did not have two older children who needed to be driven to school and after-school activities, help with homework, and everything else, so I really had no idea just how challenging it would be.

I now realize my goals need a bit of revision. My focus now needs to be on finding a healthy balance that allows me to get in workouts and eat in a way that lets me feel good, rebuild my strength, and have the energy I need to care for my family and home.

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I need to give myself more time to accomplish my body goals so that I can focus on what is most important right now: nourishing my family, relieving stress, and living a balanced healthy lifestyle.

My hope is to get back into some sort of routine with my fitness that allows me to build momentum since it is much easier to maintain an active lifestyle once you get started and do it regularly.

So instead of trying to follow a strict workout schedule or to begin a program that requires me to spend 60 minutes or more to complete a workout, I am going to try something a bit more flexible.

What is important to me personally is:

  • building strength (especially core strength)
  • improving flexibility
  • increasing energy
  • maintaining positive health (mental and physical)
  • feeling good overall

 

To accomplish those goals I plan to do the following:

  • resistance training workouts using bodyweight and/or free weights
  • regular yoga practice
  • going for walks/jogging
  • getting adequate rest and sleep
  • eating healthy, clean meals made from whole foods

I would like to share my journey with you and plan to post whenever I can about my workouts, meal plans, grocery lists and more. I will post here as much as I can but you can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram for updates there as well.

In Health,

Kimberly

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