I worked out! For the first time in six weeks and two days (because the last time I worked out was the Tuesday before Connor was born thanks to the inclement weather we had that week), I went to the Y and got in a great workout. I warmed up with 10 minutes on the elliptical doing my usual program, which was a touch more difficult than normal. Then I took my Thursday night muscle conditioning class that was being taught by one of my favorite instructors.
I wasn’t surprised that some moves were harder than they used to be, but a welcome change was the return of my balance. Toward the end of my pregnancy, I could hardly do lunges because I was in danger of toppling over. So it was nice to do them again and only feel as uncoordinated as usual. This teacher likes to do ab work and I was a little worried about how I was going to get through all her moves, but I think I did pretty good. I could actually hold a plank for the required amount of time and I didn’t have to rest too much during the other moves.
I have a feeling that I am going to be super sore today and tomorrow. I rarely got sore (in a good way – my back often hurt) toward the end of my pregnancy so while I’ll be wishing I’d eased back into things a little better, I’ll also be happy to have my muscles talking to me again.
Just for comparison’s sake: Roughly 38 1/2 weeks pregnant and also taken just before muscle conditioning vs. almost 6 weeks postpartum. I still have a ways to go in the tighten-and-tone department, but I can’t complain too much.
TGIF! Hope you all have great weekends!
P.S. I have to thank the McHusband really quick for coming home early from work so that I could go to this class. Connor and I actually had a really great day and both of us took long afternoon naps so getting to the Y was the icing on that cake. Thanks, McHusband, I really appreciate it!
P.P.S. Happy early birthday to Jennifer!