I have been slowly returning to my pre-pregnancy fitness level. From 6 weeks post-partum I have been walking about 3 miles twice a week. Slowly I upped the days from 2 to 3. It felt great to be doing something physical again after 7 months of inactivity.
In February I started CrossFit twice a week. This is in addition to the walking. So, some swort of physical activity 5 times per week. I kept walking while my body was slowly adjusting to the intense CrossFit workouts.
I have started running about once per week for the last couple of weeks. I have been doing intervals of 3:1. Three minutes of running and one minute of walking. At first, it was pretty hard, but with each workout I am getting better.
My friend is preparing for a half-marathon, so I am upping my mileage as she does. I was able to do 6 miles this week! I am siked up! I easily transitioned from three up to six. It must be the CrossFit workouts that are helping.
I love that I am able to get back into my routine of working out, even with having the baby. She is a good sleeper in the mornings, so I am able to keep her with me and still get my workouts done. I am so thankful for that!
Working out is one thing that I do just for me. I do a lot for others, especially my children. Working out helps me reduce my stress, and feel better about myself.
Do you exercise? Do you enjoy it?