I’ve put my return to fitness plans out there so I thought I would give a quick rundown of where I started from so that I can then blog about my progress in real time.
57.5kg = Pregnancy starting weight
70.9kg = Day before I gave birth
2 days postpartum
13.4kg = Pregnancy weight gain.
1 week 24.12.13 2 weeks 31.12.13. 4 weeks 14.01.14
Weight 66.3kg. 65.6kg. 64.5kg
Waist. 34 1/2″. 34.3″
Hips 41″ 41.1″
So that is where I am at the moment.
I am going to log my stats more regularly now so that I don’t have any missing bits. I am also going to attempt to put my measurements in a graph (which husb will do for me because I don’t know how to do it!) so that I can more easily see my progress.
Up to the 4 week point I haven’t done any ‘real’ exercise as such because my body is still recovering but I have been getting out and about and active. I am listening to my body first and foremost and doing what I feel I can cope with and not pushing myself too much.
Week 4 – w/c 13.01.14
1. Walking and incidental exercise running around after the Bear. Walking to DayCare pushing a pram (when it hasn’t been too hot to go outside). 15 mins to and from.
2. Gentle 5K walk around the lake at Albert Park with the Bear while husb ran round. (This was actually Saturday 11.01.14 but for ease my week is going to be starting on a Monday from now on.)
3. Monday 13.01.14 I was thwarted a bit by the heatwave so my original plan of walking around the lake again while the Bear was in crèche was abandoned in favour of some leg, thigh and bum toners in the bbq picnic area under the shade.
Wide leg squats and stationary front lunges while holding baby Bear as she wouldn’t settle to sleep. So a good weight to increase resistance.
I was doing weighted squats and lunges through my pregnancy until the week before I gave birth so I felt that was ok for me. The squats can of course be done without a weight.
1 set 5 squats
1 set alternate lunges both legs (10 each leg- 20 in total)
walk round picnic area giving legs a shake to loosen
Repeat X 3
It took about 20 mins as I was short on time too.
4. Thursday 16.01.14 Very gentle and slow walk around the park with the pram and the Bear. It was boiling so there were frequent stops and it was very slow BUT we went out and did something!
5. Saturday 18.01.14
Finally the heatwave broke so we made the most of it by going for a family walk along the beach, and took part in http://www.fitmotherhubbard.com #familyactiveday at the same time. 2 birds – 1 stone!
So now you are up to date on my story so far!