I am already planning my workouts for post-baby. Maybe you think I am jumping the gun a bit.
Maybe you think I am a little overambitious. Or maybe you are saying to yourself, "HA! She won't even know what hit her when that baby comes." And maybe you are right. But I am going to do my damnedest to get right back into shape. Back into running. Back into sweating profusely. Back into sore arms and achy legs. I miss it all so much.
My workouts have definitely come down several notches since becoming pregnant. Yes, I am still working out but at about half the intensity of my pre-pregnancy workouts. I am sure I could've just kept right up with high-intensity stuff but I didn't want to risk anything happening in there. And, besides, it's good to give your body a break once in awhile. Mine just happens to be a 9-month break. No biggie.
I do, however, still love my Nike Training Club workouts. Haven't heard of NTC? It is a free app offered by Nike that has a bunch of different workouts tailored to your specific needs, all on your iPhone or iPod. It is seriously like having your own personal trainer wherever you go, whenever you want. So convenient. Fat burner? Totally. Toning? You know it! Target workouts? Absolutely. And you can listen to your own music while doing the workouts, too. Or, if you're like me lately, you can have no music and just watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while you work out. I can't help myself. That shit just sucks me in.
Also in my post-baby workout arsenal? Pure Barre. I've heard it does wonders for reshaping the body. Like totally transforms. And that, my friends, is exactly what I'll need.
Be honest. How likely is it that I will be able to work out consistently in the first few months after our baby is born? I am really stubborn. Like, you have no idea. So I think, with the help of my husband, I will definitely start working out as soon as my MD says I can. Slow and steady, of course. And then BAM! I'm back in shape, baby.