Here's an outfit I wore last Friday. And a bunch of words not about outfits at all.
Spoiler alert: having a baby kind of wrecks your body. Especially if your body wasn't in the best condition before getting pregnant, like hypothetically if your immune system attacks you. Anyway, I gained a bunch of weight in the year and a half or so before getting pregnant, because I was dealing with RA, and some of the medicine I was taking made it impossible to lost weight. Plus, it's hard to exercise when your body hurts so bad (also, cookies made me feel better). So fast forward to now, almost 4 months post-partum, I'm trying to figure out how to get as healthy as possible. But like, I have this baby who needs me all the time, and my body still hurts, and I still like cookies.
Since I'm working with a busted body and limited free time, my plan is to start small. I hesitate to even blog about it, because I tend to be a quitter, and then it will be embarrassing, but you know, accountability and whatnot.
In August, I started 2 of those 30-day challenges that I always see popping up on Pinterest. Squats and planks. I'm almost done with both of these (and doing more than 100 squats in a row is super hard!), so I'm trying to think of what to do next. I'm might pick up this challenge on day 6, to continue working on holding planks for longer, and maybe try these variations on squats . Or maybe try to get my arms all sculpted in time for winter when they are covered.
I don't have a real specific goal (I mean, I'd love to lose about 50 lbs), but I'm hoping to build my core strength back up so I can start actually working out (true story: I tried doing this ab challenge and couldn't even do the first day, because I have absolutely no core at the moment. I'm hoping that we will have a couple months of cooler-but-not-freezing weather so I can go on more). Also, my baby is heavy, and I want to get stronger so it's easier to haul him around. Rumor has it he is going to get quite a bit bigger before he can walk everywhere himself!
Anyway, that's my story. Any advice on easy/fun workouts to try? So many on pinterest are like "Beginner workout: do 10 pushups!" and I'm like "I can't even do 1 pushup, thanks!"
*and now I need to go do 190 squats before I go to bed. Who thought this challenge was a good idea??
Tee and Skirt: Gap