Finally Fitness

I know I’ve been chatting about lots of mom stuff lately, and that’s not really the direction I want to take with the blog. I want to keep up the food, fun. fitness, and heck – I don’t want to skip out on the occasional beer review either!

handsomeBut when a baby consumes your life, you often find yourself chatting about it. It happens.  Luckily, I’ve got more to share today than diapers, bottles, and and spit-up.

I’ve got a new workout plan! Yay!!! I realize that some days it’s just not going to happen. I’ll be too sleep deprived, or Lil’ Man will refuse to nap. At any rate, this is the goal.

photoThe workouts are short, but it’s 5 days/week. Seeing as my pregnancy workouts weren’t tooo crazy, and I wasn’t able to do much at all for 7-8 weeks after my c-section, this should be enough to get my blood pumpin’ again.

  • Monday & Wednesday: 2-mi jog & pushups, resistance band curls superset with triceps extensions, lateral raises
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 3-mi stroller walk or Jillian Michaels workout, walking lunges, curtsey squats
  • Saturday: spin class, jog, or long family walk
  • Friday & Sunday: rest

As I’ve said before, I’m not too worried about my fitness levels and weight loss at the moment, as is evident with this weekend’s Trader Joe’s finds.

Find #1: Cook TJ’s dry tortellini.  Drain.  Pour TJ’s low-sodium red pepper soup in pot.  Heat.  Devour.  (Seriously – so good!)

tortelliniFind #2: I drool over these candy cane Joe Joe’s every year, and this year I finally caved.  Yum!

joe joesAs I said in my Body After Baby posts, the weight-loss goals depend heavily on holiday treats.  Though I’m not going overboard, I’m definitely still enjoying!

  • Given into any new or special holiday treats?
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18 Responses to Finally Fitness

  1. Glad to hear that you’re still enjoying the treats! There are SO many good ones that come out at this time of the year, so it would be a crime not to enjoy ‘em. That being said… my pesky allergies make a lot of foods off-limits, buuuuut I’ve been more than making up for it by baking plenty of goodies on my own :D

  2. Candy cane Joe Joes are the best! I just recreated a healthy version at home and promptly ate the entire batch. Tis the season right?!?

  3. Ohhh I love that idea of tortellini in red pepper soup!

  4. I just bought candy cane (knock off) Oreos too! So excited to bake with them.
    I am ready to start working out but still have a couple more weeks before I am cleared. Probably feels good to start up again!

    • Tiff says:

      You’re smart to wait. I waited a while even after I was cleared just because it didn’t feel right yet. Gotta listen to the body! :)

  5. those candy cane joe joes are irresistable!

  6. Mmmm…that tortellini soup looks fantastic! The holidays are definitely the time all my favorite treats come out! I’m a sucker for cookies (even more so than cake), so when someone puts a cookie in front of me, especially holiday cookies, I can’t resist! ;-)

  7. Ashley says:

    Oh man, I LOVE those Candy Cane Jo-Jo’s! I may or may not have given into the Christmas Funfetti Cake Mix and frosting… Oh, and the winter edition of Oreos. Whoops. ;)

  8. Treats are definitely meant to be enjoyed this time of year! I haven’t picked up too many holiday treats lately, but give me another week when all my baking gets done – then my house will be full of cookies and bars ;-)

  9. I knew there was something at TJ’s I forgot to buy! It was those Joe Joe’s! Though, it’s probably for the best that I forgot…I love those things and I don’t even usually like prepackaged cookies.

  10. Being a new mom changes everything, I think it’s perfectly natural to be all about baby at first! Sounds like you’re easing back into fitness and have the perfect attitude for how to go about it and with a new baby :) I get a major case of the sads when moms feel like they have to bounce back a week later. Yikes.

  11. You definitely SHOULD enjoy holiday treats :)
    Great plan! And if you’re looking for at-home workouts, that can be done at your own pace/intensity, check out my girl Melissa at…love her workouts!

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