Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Couch to 10K - Workin' it out!


Our baby girl is already 5 and half months! Only a couple short weeks from the big 6 month milestone, can you believe it?  This has easily been the fastest 5-6 months of our lives!

Now that we are starting to get things figured out around here, I've decided it is time to work some 'me' time into my schedule.  Time to get myself back into shape and try to find that 'before baby' body that hasn't been seen since last February/March, (about when we went on our amazing trip to Southeast Asia).  I am determined to fit into those old bikinis when the warm weather arrives :)




When we found out I was pregnant, I was in some of the best shape that I had been in a long time. I was going to Pilates 3-4 times a week was so proud of what I had accomplished. Then I went to ONE advanced class and guess what? Doctors orders to no longer do Pilates (I guess that level of Pilates is too much time on your back for a preggo) for the duration of my pregnancy.  We were over the moon to find out we were pregnant, but I was bummed because I wasn't sure how to keep myself in shape for the next 9 months.  So I settled for more of a walking regime to keep myself in shape, walking as much as I could without aggravating the lovely puffy ankles and sore backs that come with cookin' up a little one.  



Despite my previously active lifestyle, I GAINED when I was pregnant. Sure I ate well and made sure to keep myself from too many pregnancy-induced doughnut binges, but I was so. freaking. hungry.  All the time.  Seriously, I could not fill myself up for the first 5 or 6 months of my pregnancy! 

So that lovely 25-35 lb range the doctors give you for a 'healthy' weight gain during pregnancy? Pssshhhh I whizzed by that around month 5.  What can I say? I have always been a bit of an overachiever!


Look at those chubby thighs! I just love them!

Luckily for me our little girl is a very healthy eater.  With her appetite the first....cough 40 cough... pounds pretty much just fell off and I am so happy about that.  But over the last 6 weeks or so I finally had to accept that in order to lose these last 10 pounds and tone myself up it is going to take some work on my part. 

So back to exercising I go!  I have decided to try the "Couch to 10K" program and pair it with doing Pilates twice a week at home.  The running program is awesome. I just downloaded an app on my phone and it outlines everything you need to do. It is set up so that you run 3X a week and in 14 weeks you are at 10K!  So far I have really been enjoying the program.  It is perfect for someone starting from scratch and having the entire program ready for you really makes it hard to make lame excuses.  Also it is something I can easily do with Lilly since she loves walks now that she can face forwards in her stroller.



As for Pilates, I am going to start at home until I can find a studio with classes that work with our schedule.  I am pretty excited to get back into it and regain my core strength that I had worked so hard for last year :)

Of course healthy eating goes with all of this too!



So I have put it out there! No going back for me now.  If it is on the internets it's official, right?  

If you have any tips, ideas, thoughts, etc. when it comes to getting back into shape, I would love to hear them!

17 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. a given article is very interesting and useful for me, pardon me permission to share articles herein may be useful cara menyembuhkan emfisema

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you so much admin is already providing the information to us and here we are sorry permission to share your article may be useful :

    Obat bronkitis kronis
    Obat angin duduk
    Obat pengapuran tulang lutut

    ReplyDelete
  4. By the way, Thank you for sharing with us, and we sincerely hope you will continue to update or post other articles.
    obat penghilang kerutan di bawah mata tradisional

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like your knowledgeable post that helps us for express my ideas. thank you so much. Target Coupons

    ReplyDelete
  6. Really very attractive, useful and best article thank you for posting such article. Please keep on continuing this good work. Thanks for posting this article.
    Godaddy Promo Code

    ReplyDelete
  7. given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped Obat fistula ani ampuh

    ReplyDelete
  8. a given article is very interesting and very useful for me, thank you very much admin and pardon me permission to share articles herein may be useful for all of you in particular who are looking for Obat ginjal bocor

    ReplyDelete
  9. The information is brilliant and many thanks for sharing this post.
    Jaipur Escort

    ReplyDelete
  10. given article is very helpful and very useful for my admin, and pardon me permission to share articles here hopefully helped :

    Obat susah kencing
    Obat keloid
    Obat paru paru terendam cairan

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you so much admin is already providing the information to us was very charming and helpful at all, and sorry I here share permissions health articles may be useful for all of you in particular who are looking for Obat infeksi ginjal

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello, Very pleasant your article, This is best article. when I read your article more data one of other blog zone. So I like it. Grateful to you for yielding this article to us. Female Escorts in Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete

  13. Gurgaon Escorts
    Escorts in Gurgaonis one of the most colorful and cultural city of Call Girl in Gurgaon and since it is the capital city, providing ample opportunities Gurgaon Escort Service for various sectors including jobs, is a must here. Female Escorts in Gurgaon There are numerous good universities here which attracts students from all over the world and apart from that it is also emerging as one of the peaceful and safest city to work in. Independent Escorts in GurgaonLooking at all these parameters, many people come to this city with a dream and most of them are able to achieve them with some efforts.
    Escorts in Gurgaon Service

    ReplyDelete