Even though I have enjoyed working out and staying active for most of my life, I really slacked off during the third trimester of my pregnancy and for several months after my daughter was born. Amidst the chaos and sleep deprivation that comes with raising a newborn who doesn’t sleep and seems to need to nurse constantly, my own health slipped from my priorities. I’m back into my routine now, but I definitely noticed a difference in my strength and just how I felt overall when I wasn’t working out regularly. I’ve made progress already with a couple months back into my routine but I still feel like I’ve got some work to do. There are days that I finish a cardio workout and just feel beaten instead of energized but I’m just reminded that often times fitness is a journey rather than a destination.
I mostly likely won’t post weekly but I will try to check in every now and then with a recap of how I’m scheduling my workouts at home. For the most part, I work out while my daughter is napping.
Last week’s workouts:
Monday: Cize Crazy 8’s
Tuesday: Barre Legs (Beachbody on Demand) + Upper Body Fix Extreme (21DFX)
Wednesday: Ten minute hardcore (21DFX) + Cardio Fix (21 Day Fix)
Thursday: Hilliard Studio Method
Friday: Cize You Got This
Saturday: Lower Body (21 Day Fix) + 10 Minute fix for Abs (21 Day Fix)
Sunday: 4 mile family walk
Right now, for my workouts, I am sticking to mostly Cize for cardio and the 21 Day Fix original or extreme. You can find those programs here or get the whole year of both (and dozens other workouts) on demand here.
Favorite Healthy Recipe of the Week:
I made Skinnytaste’s spaghetti squash boats. These were awesome. I did switch out her homemade marinara for Target’s Simply Balanced organic marinara because I have a tiny little person creating chaos in the kitchen while I cook. We’ve made the chicken version of this before and love it and I have to say this one also satisfied that pasta craving without all the guilt. If you’re following a meal plan, just be sure to measure out that cheese so you don’t go overboard. Recipe here