Archive | April, 2013

5 Months Postpartum Workout – Kickboxing – 35 Minutes

20 Apr

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Yes, I realize it has been quite a while!  Generally, I have been able to workout 3 to 5 times per week.  I was doing intense 20 minute workouts for a while as they were all I could fit in.  I am now able to fit in up to 40 minute workouts at times.  As I have stated before working out post-partum is a challenge.  This is not only because of time constraints, but also because of the changes that the body goes through including (but not limited to:) extra ‘baby weight’ and joint instability.  So it is quite important to ease back into your routine.  I am just now beginning to get my pre-pregnancy strength and endurance back.  I am still working on losing the last 8 pounds and I am just now finally beginning to feel a bit like myself again.

Here is my first attempt back to kickboxing.  It had been at least a year since I had kick boxed (pregnancy plus 5 months).  I felt ready to do it and I went for it.  It felt great and I am so glad to be back at it.