It’s Workout Time!

I allowed myself a nice long break during my pregnancy, as well as the following two months. I just felt like my body needed it. And especially after giving birth; I could tell I needed to rest and allow my body to do its own thing for a bit. Today, I’m 9 weeks post-pregnancy and I can feel now is the right time to start getting back into shape.

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I’m starting slowly with some basic workout. My muscles are weak mush at the moment. It’s quite ridiculous. I would also like to lose a little over 4 kilos. I lost most of the pregnancy weight within the first few weeks. Probably mainly due to the tragedy we’ve been through. But then I kind of yoyo-ed a bit between 65 and 68 kilos during the past month. I’m at 65.8 kilos right now, and my goal is to get to approximately 62 kilos. My pre-pregnancy weight was 58 kilos, but with my 1m75 height, it put me right at the minimum of what’s considered a “normal weight”. I always struggled to gain weight before. So it’s pretty weird to be dealing with the opposite issue now lol That being said, 4 kilos is perfectly achievable. And it will set me at a nice and healthy BMI of 20.2.

If you wish to calculate your BMI, here’s the link: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
And for my fellow Europeans, here’s the metric version: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi-m.htm

I’ve started putting my stepper too good use. I purchased it for 5 euros last Summer from a lady who lives around here. She originally bought it for herself but only used it once, so she was happy to get rid of it. I still can’t believe what a great deal I got! It was basically brand new in its original packaging and everything.

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Now, I’m telling you, this stuff is HARD! Holy crap. I got to almost 300 power steps in 5 minutes, and I thought I was going to die. I’m doing three 5 min sessions, with 5 minutes breaks in between which I spend working on my arm muscles. That keeps me busy for half an hour. And then I do my abs routine for another 20 minutes. So that’s roughly an hour total each morning.

I look tired as hell, but I feel it’s worth it!

♥︎ Lisa