Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Post-Baby Workout.

I've made it no secret that I've put on momentous amounts of weight during my three pregnancies. While I was resigned to it during this pregnancy and knew what to expect, I can't help but be a bit impatient waiting for it to come off. Exercise is not important to me only to lose weight and tone my body, but I actually thrive when I am active. My anxiety seems to melt away along with the calories, and I find my head clearer. Indeed, a good walk on a bad day can turn me around in a heartbeat.

Since we're not in our suburb anymore and I'm not able to walk on the asphalt trails for pedestrians, nor am I able to maintain the hour long P90X workouts that my husband does, I've been doing Jillian Michaels 30-day Shred, which, I think, packs a decent workout in 20-30 minutes. At this point, 30 minutes is about all I'm able to commit to during the day with three boys.

The thing I've found most humorous with the Jillian Michaels' workouts is how apparent it is that she has never delivered a baby.

How do I know this, you wonder?

Well, because the workout goes a little something like this:
Jumping Jacks,
Butt Kicks,
Jump Rope,
Plank Jumps,
Plank Kicks,
Jumping Jacks,
Double Jumps,
High Knee,
Low Knee,


Roxy said...

I love Jillian's workouts and all but a recent TV interview I saw of her discussing any future plans of having kids totally turned me off. She said she would be open for adoption but as for having biological children of her own, it was something to the effect of, "I would never do that to my body." Really Jillian?

Ok, enough being Critical Christine (kind of like Negative Nancy but not). Way to go with youru post-baby workouts!

Roxy @ TSKGS

Anonymous said...

Good to know I am not the only one with those "issues" while doing the 30 day shred ;) It has gotten better the further post partum I am though.

Anonymous said...

Love this post. Everyone who has had multiple births can identify with this!

...and it only gets worse:) Mimi

Mallory said...

I don't know much at all about Jillian Michaels, but I did look her up a bit after I started doing the workouts, and I read similar things about her. Fortunately, she seems really professional in her workout videos and I feel like she's actually "rooting" for me. And hey, I can do what she's doing...and she's never had a baby... :-) .

Yes, as the months go on I'm hoping that plank jacks become a little more doable....