I was "cleared" to return to exercise on Thursday, after my doctor said I was good to go, he then asked "how long have you been working out already?" because he knows me oh so well. Second week down, and while there wasn't any movement on the scale (let's be honest I had two pretty significant cheat meals in there) my cardio endurance has certainly improved. At this point the only reason I am stopping in the middle is because Little Miss needs some attention.
Lower Body continues to make me want to throw in the towel; Ab Intervals feel like a "rest day"; and those agility with jack feet in Speed 1.0 make me want to cry. It's possible that I am wearing the wrong shoes (currently in Reebok CrossFit shoes) and that I am on carpet but my ankles often kill me when we do lateral moves.
We checked my ab separation at the appointment and it was very minimal (HUGE sigh of relief). Since having weak ab muscles is a new sensation for me, I added in a 12 minute postnatal ab routine from Body Fit By Amy daily. I didn't feel a lot of the exercises which is normal, but I could feel myself getting stronger -- leg lifts aren't impossible anymore.
This coming week, I am hoping to try a short run and see how I feel. Considering we will have double Total Body for the next three weeks, I am hoping that some of the extra weight will start to come off. I know that my body needs weight training to really see a difference, but I am trying really hard to follow the schedule, especially since I don't really have all the time in the world.
Just ignore how tired and unhappy I look in these photos, just you know going off of limited sleep here.
It is hard not to get obsessed with the number on the scale at this point, but I continue to focus on the small wins...like the fact that I was able to zip up a dress this past Saturday that I couldn't the Saturday before. That I have more energy and continue to feel more like myself.