Off to a rocky start… but at least it’s a start

So, about yesterday’s “finally fitness” post…

Things are off to a rocky start, but they’ve at least started.  I actually made it to the gym yesterday!  It was my first run since March and my first time back on a treadmill since… umm… I dunno, maybe August.  (Closer to the end of pregnancy, I was mainly sticking to strength training and circuits for cardio.)

I ran/jogged two miles, and it felt pretty good.  The treadmill was more boring than I remembered, but at least I had my cheerleader with me.

treadmillBut my cheerleader woke earlier than expected.  Ugh.  We had to leave before I could start any sort of strength training.

I though that was still pretty good progress, but now my core area around the incision is so sore!  I’m still deciding if it’s a good “I haven’t used these muscles since they were sliced open” kind of sore, or if it’s a bad “listen to your body’s warning and back off” kind of sore.

clemsonI may just try and do a little strength training today and ease up on cardio.  If I feel good by tomorrow, I’ll resume, but I’ve gotta’ listen to the bod!

Anyway – gotta run (not literally).  Today is a pretty big day for me.  Hopefully I’ll share the deets later this week!

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13 Responses to Off to a rocky start… but at least it’s a start

  1. Well, at least you got to the gym for a little while. Yup, listening to your body is so important. You don’t want to overdo it and then end up injuring yourself.

  2. Michelle says:

    Way to get back out there again!!! It’s NOT EASY. The first few months back I played that same “is a good hurt or a bad hurt?” game. About 70% of the time it was a bad kind of hurt… so I backed off. I’m definitely happy I did because I FINALLY feel like myself again and I haven’t injured myself in the process. It also forced me to focus on strength. It didn’t feel like it at the time, but doing just one 1-minute plank a day helped so much!

    Good luck today… whatever it is :)

  3. Excited to hear the big news about today! Awesome that you were back at it today, but I definitely think that listening to your body is important…although those signals can be confusing sometimes!

  4. I am apprehensive about working out again for this reason! My incision does not hurt any more or rarely at one month pp but am worried it’d hurt easily if I try and workout. I’d listen to your body and just take it down a bit, maybe more walks and less core stuff.

  5. Wouldn’t it be awesome if our bodies could tell us what was up instead of leaving things open to so much dratted interpretation!? Definitely take it easy, girl! No need to rush back into it and wind up injured!

  6. Great job at getting back to it, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Listening to the bod is KEY! :)

  7. Great job getting back at it, girl. It sounds like you are really easing your way back into, and keep listening to your body- it will never steer you wrong! :)

  8. Ali says:

    Ugh getting back to fitness after pregnancy is hard. I used to run marathons and for me, it just doesn’t feel the same. My muscles are tighter, things don’t feel the same and I’m just plain tired. It’ll come though.

  9. Lisa says:

    I obviously have never been in your situation, but I can imagine it’s definitely a little tricky to get back into things! I think listening to our bodies is the most important thing. It can definitely be confusing though! And taking it easy some of the time is never a bad thing.

  10. Congrats on getting back into it! Hang in there! I know it feels like a long road, but you can do this :)

  11. At this stage with my kids my theories were (and yours should be!) beggars can’t be choosers and something is better than nothing! They are really accurate because you’re not on your time, you’re on your sweet baby’s time! :) Good job because getting there is really half the battle (I’m full of witty quotes tonight lol)

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