Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Here are some (admittedly not great quality) pics of my workout with my little one. The key is to have things you can do while holding your baby that will keep them entertained a bit and allows you to interact with them. If your little one doesn't like being put down like mine then having lots of exercises you can do with them is so important. Some of you may have babies that are perfectly content in a swing, bouncy seat, on the floor etc so it will be way easier for you to find exercises you can do. For high maintenance babies-you are a bit more limited but still have options!! I try not to get frustrated that Im not able to workout at the intensity, frequency, and level that I did before I had her, but I treasure the time we spend together and I know its temporary and fleeting. Our bodies also benefit by getting some rest and when you've been an athlete your whole life and then a fitness professional its ok to give your body a break for a few months!! I have to remember this!
Anyway, here are the exercises I do when I can squeeze in a quick workout with her:
Plank and push ups: Crank out 10-15 push ups followed by a 45 second plank
Chest Press: 3x50
Russian Twist: 25 each side
Crunches: 4 x 25
Bridges: 4x 1 minute
Friday, June 10, 2016
Claire and I practicing one of the yoga poses we learned in the Sweet Peas class at Bend Yoga last week.