So I'm 4 days into my "post baby body revolution" and so far so good.
I got the all clear from the doctor on Tuesday and have been 'workin it out' ever since.
She warned me I might be a little more sore than normal due to the c-section so I started off slow with Lindsay Brin's Post-Natal Boot Camp.
I have to say I enjoyed it although I was quite winded in doing the first section of cardio as I haven't done anything more strenuous than walk up the stairs in recent weeks.
I was doing her Pre-Natal workouts up to the week before I gave birth so I like her style and looking at her post baby body (she's had 3 c-sections) gives me hope.
Wednesday I decided to focus on my abs and legs so I found my favorite Bridal Absession by Violet Zaki on YouTube and did that along with Stephanie Vitorino's Bootylicious Buns.
That kicked my butt a bit.
Those workouts are no joke. They are short but you feel the burn immediately.
I also realized how out of shape I really am as I recall how "easy" the Bridal Absession was for me after a few weeks of doing it.
Not so much now.
I love that all my workouts are quick enough to do while baby Ninja is napping and still give me a few minutes to spare for a possible shower or to just catch my breath.
And the endorphin's I've gotten whilst exercising are a HUGE boost.
I've felt better over the last three days than I have in the last 3 weeks.
Positive motivations are a great blessing.
I also made it to Nordstrom Rack to see if they had the jeans I've been lusting over or at least something similar and I did find a pair.
They're a size bigger than what I usually wear,but can currently fit, and I know once I drop this extra fluff they should fit fine but I'm skeptical on whether I should keep them or just wait to find THE ones.
I did however, find some really cute tops that are in line with the personal style I see in my head so that makes me excited.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a few tops with color and patterns but can be worn so many different ways.
I have to say I was pretty proud of myself for my out of the box thinking - well out of the box for me.
I usually just grab a white tee of some kind and know that it will go with everything I own.
This time I put a little more thought and effort into my purchases before rushing to the check-out.
And did I mention I had both kids with me?
I'm even more motivated to stay working out and get myself back into shape.
I'm taking today off although I might squeeze in a quick core workout just to keep it firm, but I know I need to let my muscles rest so they will be fired up and ready for Monday.
I'm going back to Jillian Michael's 30 day shred then.
I did it for a few weeks back in February of 2010 in preparation for the wedding and it was a great platform to get me started.\
So come Monday morning I will be dripping sweat with her again.
And I'm excited about it.
I'm also committing myself to focus on drinking more water each day.
I drink a lot now but not as much as I could so that will be stepped up as well as buying more foods that help boost metabolism like grapefruit and apples for me to snack on while at home.
Because I'm nursing I can't really diet as I need the calories to fee both of us and that's fine but I want to make sure what I do eat is both beneficial to my end goal and nutritious for me.
So that's where I'm at now.
I feel good about where I'm going and how I'm going about this.
I don't recall how long it took me with Sweet Pea to get back into my clothes but I know that I didn't have this kind of determination or drive.
Not to mention the resources I have available.
So Monday begins my 30 day Shred mixed in with my Boot Camp workouts....I have delusions of taking a photo in a bathing suit to document my progress week by week but then again I don't really want that on film.
Sigh. But I know it will really help to have some kind of proof of any changes so perhaps I will.
Wish me luck?