Wednesday, June 17, 2015


I am officially starting to feel consistently sore from working out.  I wasn't doing it consistently or hard enough to feel this before, but it makes me feel ambivalent. 

The positive: something (not sure what) is happening and that I'm on my way to progress.  The negative: things that were a breeze for me before are causing days of soreness, meaning that I've fallen off the wagon... and the wagon backed up and made a second round.

I've been trying to stretch, eat more protein, and better things in general, though it's a work in progress.  For example, I've had this bottle of greens at my desk forever, and I finally started drinking it.  It tastes okay, pretty grassy and a tiny bit sweet due to Stevia, and I think I need some time to work up to the full teaspoon dose.  Still, it's a great way to start off the morning and the virtue of greens keeps me from diving into something totally unhealthy for breakfast.

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Anyway, I bet you're wondering what I've been doing that has been making me sore, and the short answer is, pretty much everything from 2/3 mile runs, Insanity, squats, the ab machine... everything.  I remember walking at the zoo with Baby Tuesday in the carrier, and even THAT did it.  Okay, so it was a hilly zoo, but still.
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Given that I don't think my workout duration will increase, I can only work on intensity and variety... and maybe frequency.  I'm not sure what kinds of fitness gains I will make, but I still have about 5 pounds of pregnancy weight to lose... probably more like 10 because of muscle loss.  That's pretty intimidating, but I think it's a more attainable goal than, say, running a marathon. ;)

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  1. I've always wanted to try Insanity. It sounds really tough.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. I'm sure it's nothing for you! Those workouts have always been not a cake-walk, but nowadays, they are even MORE rough!

  2. Hooray for progress! If you want a bit of moral support, I'm trying to get back to running 5 weeks postpartum. I hear ya on having limited time to work out. Have you got any specific goals in mind? I'd like to get back to pre-pregnancy paces and do a 10K and half in the next year.

    1. Those are great goals! I ran for the first time 4 weeks postpartum but I think I am finally starting to get back into a pace that was normal for me before. It's so hard to find time!!

      As for goals, I originally thought about running a half this fall, but the thought of waking up early and all is not appealing after months and months of sleep deprivation (hope your baby is a better sleeper!). I think I just want to increase my fitness in a general sense for now and work out most days a week!