I posted on Instagram yesterday that I'm trying to get myself in shape.  Again.  Before pregnancy I was running regularly in addition to strength training, and I was in decent shape.  I certainly wasn't the size I wanted, but I was getting there.  Now, after a pregnancy of almost bedrest due to heart problems (and a few other things),  and then a c-section...I feel like my body has given up.  I tried to get back into running once I got the go ahead from my doctor, but I was just too tired to get very far.  So, now I'm making the effort again, and hoping that by posting here for all of you to read it might motivate me!  So, here's my plan:
  1. I'm starting all the way back on day 1 with the Couch to 5k program.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?  
  2. I'm setting up my home gym.  I have a treadmill and a rowing machine already, and a set of light handweights.  Eventually I'd like to get a heavier set and maybe some kettlebells.  
  3. I'm in search of some fitness videos.  I've heard good things about the Piyo program, but it's  little out of my price range.  We do have Amazon Prime which has a good selection, so I'll probably try some of those.
  4. Fitness tracking.  I have a few fitness apps on my phone to use and I recently got a fitness band.  It's totally junk, but it at least tracks my steps ;)
  5. Food.   It's my downfall.  I am totally good with running and working out and whatnot, but I also really like food.  So, I'm going to be focusing on moderation and adding key foods to my diet.
And there you have it!  I did manage to fit in day 1 of the c25k program yesterday (even with a little 6 month old watching me instead of sleeping!) and it actually felt great to be running again!  Although my running clothes are a little tighter then they used to be ;) Today I plan on trying out a workout video...any suggestions?  If you have any tips on working out at home, I'd love to hear them!

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  1. I am in operation lose baby weight too! As soon as I got clearance after my c section, I enthusiastically did week one of a couch-to-half marathon program. It involved running in ONE minute intervals. Aaaand I hobbled my knees so badly that I could barely walk for a week. Which is ridiculous since this time last year I ran a half. But new running shoes and I'm back to it this week, trying to start even slower.

    Good luck to you! Keep us updated!

    1. I've heard it's pretty common to need new shoes after pregnancy, hopefully that does the trick for you! Good luck on training for your half!


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