Category Archives: post partum health

Don’t worry, I survived!

I have to laugh. A few people have asked me if I survived Tuesday. If you’ll recall, it was my first workout at the new gym. Admittedly, in spite of my excitement and how much I’ve been looking forward to it, I was nervous heading over. I’m not entirely sure why. Likely, I had built up the whole experience in my head so much that I didn’t want to disappoint or be disappointed. After all, my main mode of exercise for the last two years has been running and swimming. Running especially, has become second nature to me. The muscles I need for running are (or were) fairly well developed and able to keep me propelling forward for up to 13.1 miles. I didn’t have to think about it too much.

Ready or not!
Ready or not!

Cue a whole new gym, whole new equipment and a brand new awareness of just how imbalanced my body has become and suddenly, there were some butterflies flapping around in my stomach.

No worries though, not only did I survive, I’m pretty sure I had a great big smile on my face. At least I think it was a smile. It may have been a pained grimace. I was definitely spent by the end but have to say, the workout ended way before I was ready for it to. It went by so fast. It was absolutely awesome and my only regret was that I didn’t have the guts to sign up a year and a bit ago when they first crossed my radar. But since I can’t change that, I can only be thankful that I finally lit a fire under my arse and can get started now.

I go for my second class tonight and the workout will be different from Tuesday. Going forward my Tuesday workouts will all be the same and my Thursdays will be the same (with the whole routine changing ever 5 weeks) so I still have 3 more weeks to conquer the muscle ropes and TRX. I think I’ll do a weekly update to let you know how I’m feeling and eating and how the workouts are going.


By the way, it’s national hug a runner day. I welcome any and all hugs so show the running community some L-O-V-E :)

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Mayhem Monday: The time has come

This past week we hit a fabulous milestone. One I wasn’t expecting for another few months: the little lady slept at least 7 solid hours. Every night. Every. Night. EVERY. NIGHT. And naturally, now that I’ve mentioned it, she’ll be up hourly until she turns 5. So let’s take a moment to celebrate that I…

My First Functional Movement Screen

Yesterday, as I eluded to earlier in the week, was my first official day at my new gym, Fukumoto Fitness, aka the Warehouse. Day one consisted of no workout but rather an orientation and functional movement screen to introduce new members to the gym and also assess where our weak spots are so that we…

Mayhem Monday: Slow and Steady goes the Heart Rate

It’s starting to set in that winter in coming. We don’t have snow on the ground right now, but I have a feeling that it’s just around the corner. We’re starting to really feel the chill in the air when we leave the house and the grass is often frosty when we open the curtains…

Mayhem Monday: Running, Compression and a Pumpkin Workout

Last week was pretty much awesome. More than awesome, it reeked of awesomeness. So much went on, where to start! First, I am happy to announce that I’m now an official Ambassador with PRO Compression! Yahoo! I absolutely love their products and have been using them for the last year or so. I love, love,…

From zero to running in 8 weeks

The day has finally come! The day I’ve been waiting nearly 8 long weeks for. I. Ran. I’ve been ready to test my legs out for a couple of weeks now. Last week would have been an ok time to start because I was past the so-called waiting period after my c-section where I could…