Welcome to another Stay Fit Mom Weekly Workout! Wether you’re here for your new workout this week or here for the first time we’re glad to have you! We try to post a new workout you can do right at home every week, usually on Wednesday. I love working out from the comfort of my own home and have seen great results from it. I don’t do long cardio sessions, and I don’t spend more than an hour getting my workout done. Being fit is as simple as 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week. We love Crossfit workouts so that is mostly what you will find here. We hope you enjoy this week’s workout and remember to tag us on Instagram @StayFitMom_com and @StayFitMomBlog so we can see!
I remember speaking to a group of women about health and fitness early last fall. I talked about how hard it was for me to figure out life after I had baby number two and how it took me 9months to even THINK about working out. Later I announced I was pregnant. One woman asked, “So after you have baby number three… What’s your plan?”
I had no idea. Would I really be able to jump right back into working out 5 days a week? I was optimistic, but I knew I was in for a whirl wind.
I recently shared with you that I need to plan activities for my summer days to keep myself and the kids busy and stress free. I’m excited to share with you what we are doing to celebrate International Yoga Day today! One of Brett’s favorite things he did in preschool last year was yoga. He came home one day so excited because they did lots of yoga poses just like mommy does at home. His teacher was a yoga fanatic so they did it often at school. Today we are going to do some yoga inside (if you’re in Las Vegas you know it’s hot as heck this week) and I’ll share with you some basic kids yoga moves you can do with your little ones. I also do these yoga poses with my elementary PE students and they absolutely love it! Did I mention yoga is great for all ages?!
I returned to work last week after my maternity leave and I’m now sitting here reflecting on how those three months went at home with all my children. I think one word sums it up: Madness. Lets rewind to October and November when I was very pregnant and looking forward to my time at home with my kids. I thought, if I can just make it through these last few weeks of work all will be good in the world and I will be able to finally relax. I’m laughing just thinking about those thoughts. Silly me for forgetting what it’s really like to be at home all day with little children.
Summer break has been off to a great start! My family and I spent 4 days in San Diego last week, workouts have been consistent, and I’m more determined to lose more of this baby weight than I’ve been in a while. Last week I shared my new goals to keep myself consistent and they have been going great! I track all my progress with A360 Polar Watch (or when I run my Polar M400), my Polar Balance Scale, and the Polar Flo App. In just 2 weeks I have lost 3 pounds! How great is that!? Pretty great if you read my last post and remember I only lost 3 pounds between mid February through mid May.
Motherhood is not for the weak. It’s messy, it’s emotional, it’s frustrating, it’s crazy wonderful, and everything in between. In December, shortly after several women at our gym announced their pregnancies, Sarah Cawrse announced she was expecting “Baby Hiccup” in June. It came as a bit of a shock to everybody. Sarah wasn’t married. She wasn’t dating anybody. Yet, she found herself in a situation that many women have found themselves in before; pregnant with no plans to be.
I’m really excited about sharing some of my new goals with you this week and how I’m going to reach those goals. Three months ago I shared How I’m Losing The Baby Weight Doing Crossfit with all of you and I’m back with an update. I have been enjoying my precious time with my new little girl and couldn’t be happier. I may not be losing all the baby weight as quickly as I anticipated but lets be honest, 65lbs is a lot to lose!
When I had Brett I was so excited to start feeding him baby food that as soon as he hit 4 months I had everything ready. He was actually ready and LOVED his first bites. My whole family thought it was hilarious because every bite he took he would say, “Hmmmm”. I know I recorded his first bites but I looked through all my hard drives and I couldn’t find it. Boo. Here is a picture of little Makenna instead.
I am SO not the woman who loves being pregnant. The second I pee on that stick, I’ve gained 10 lbs, puked my breakfast, and depleted every last ounce of energy. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the end result, and I’d do it again and again (and have done it again and again) for my babies, but I just never felt that radiating glow that other people feel.
That is… until Jeanna Hayes got a hold of me.