Tuesday, April 21, 2009


During the course of my pregnancy, I've blogged several times about exercise and the struggle expectant mothers have because of maternal weight gain. Since I got the green light to exercise last week at my six week appointment, I've been doing a lot of thinking about starting to get "back in shape" and what that is going to look like for me. First of all, there's the challenge of a precious baby girl who does not like to be put down very often. Then there's the flab and weight that I've never had to deal with in my life.

So, this is what I've decided. Of course I'm going to run. It's my first exercise love, if you will. But in doing research, I have found that cardio is no longer the rage with fitness people, it's strength and core training combined with cardio. Maybe you've heard of programs like crossfit. Since there's not a crossfit group in my area, I have another plan. I know this is cryptic, but I'm not ready to unveil said plan until I know a little more about it, but I'm really excited.

All of this to say, I am also planning to start writing more about exercise and the new mom. It's a challenge that all women face post-partum and I want to figure out what's best for all of us.

More to come...

1 comment:

CityStreams said...

I read about a strength training program that incorporates the baby into your workout. It was an article in a magazine. That was about all the research that I did. :o) But the gist of it was that you did leg lifts by putting the baby on your knees while laying on the floor. I feel really stupid giving you exercise advice.