Not to brag on myself, but before my pregnancy, I was incredibly lean. Great muscle tone, a good weight, and -sigh- visible abs. I was healthy and active my whole pregnancy, even towards the end I was power-walking up to three miles a day (the day before I went into labor as well). My workouts before pregnancy included heavy lifting, and high intensity cardio sessions, along with a good sweat in the sauna. On rest days, it was a lot of yoga and stretching.
During my pregnancy, I had to adjust much of what I was doing; lowering weights, compromising movements because of a big belly, and low impact cardio.
So now I’m three months postpartum and it’s time to get myself moving again. I had no idea how hard it would be to motivate myself to get back to working out, between up all night feeding sessions, and fussy baby days, it can be hard to even get to the gym some days. I hope that by blogging about my journey to a a hot mom-bod, that I can hold myself accountable by those who are reading this. Some days it might take an extra cup of coffee (or three) but I’m starting now so I can be the best version off myself for my daughter to look up to. It’s not about aesthetics now or the weight on the scale, it’s about setting an example of a healthy, happy lifestyle.
So stay tuned as I share my eating habits and my workouts; hopefully they look enticing to you, and you feel motivated to try them out as well!
Left: Pre-pregnancy, Right: 3 days postpartum
Mommy, wife, daughter, sister, friend, eclectic hippy, old soul.