I’ll be the first to admit that despite good intentions, my fitness plummeted to nothing during my pregnancy. I carried on going to Piyo for the first few months and felt really positive and yes, a little smug.
I planned a home birth and I knew that keeping my fitness up would be key to a positive labour. Unfortunately, my body had other ideas and slowly but surely I ended up making a home on the sofa.
This has left me not only a dress size (or two) larger than I was pre pregancy but it’s also meant my fitness is at an all time low and I get out of breath doing the simplest tasks. I feel rubbish and I know things have to change.
In order to ease myself back in, and because it’s freezing outside and I can’t face running just yet, I’ve been exercising from the comfort of my own home, using rather retro exercise DVDs – 10 minute solutions.
This week’s DVD of choice was focusing on abs and I actually feel great for having got back into exercise. I especially enjoyed the yoga section as it felt relaxing whilst still doing something for my tummy.
I also went out and bought myself some new workout clothes, which I think is important for motivation, and I picked up the Jillian Michaels ab workout DVD whilst I was there – here’s to working on my abs!