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Operation Body After Baby Step 1

By Laurenegeorge
Happy Friday Friends!
Operation Body After Baby Step 1
I hope you are all having a great Friday so far! This morning, it was abnormally cool here is Austin (for August). so Annabelle and I had to take advantage of the cooler temperatures by going on a walk! She was so good in her stroller, we were able to complete 4 miles before it got too hot outside.
Operation Body After Baby Step 1
Operation Body After Baby Step 1
It was wonderful to be able to get outside and stretch our legs. I feel like I've been trapped inside by the heat all month and I am OVER it. For a native Texan, I am not a huge fan of the heat by any means.
Annabelle is just a little over 3 weeks old now, and I am itching to get back into a workout routine. Even though I'm feeling pretty good, I know I still need to take it slow easing back into things. I'm not supposed to do anything high impact until I get the all clear at my 6 week postpartum checkup. Until then, I have been trying to fit in some kind of gentle exercise each day. My goal for the next two weeks is to aqueeze in 3 strength training workouts each week (using slightly lighter weights than pre-pregnancy) and walk at least 4 miles on days I don't lift weights. I say "squeeze" because I have to do them while tiny human is napping and how long she naps is still pretty unpredictable.
Today Annabelle and I conquered 4 miles outdoors no problem! Yesterday, I did my first full strength workout since bringing home my tiny human. It felt great, but my hamstrings are definitely talking to me today!
Operation Body After Baby Step 1
Everyone's recovery time is different, so be sure to get the all clear from your doctor before beginning any kind of exercise program post baby.
Although, I have to ease back into exercise, I can definitely start making healthy eating choices right away. Since I'm breastfeeding, I'm going to focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet not calorie restriction. I have also been really trying to cut back on my sugar consumption. A piece of dark chocolate here and there can really add up!
After I get the all clear from my doctor to resume all activity, I will layout my full #operationbodyafterbaby plan!
In health,
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