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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Baby Body: 2 months

I can't believe my baby V, is already 2 months young!!
Time flies when you're having fun... Or not sleeping! LOL!

What's been happening on the healthy living front?
Well, the past four weeks have been fun!
My first week back, I started practicing the new BodyFlow release, 64.  I also walked Glasgow park twice, and went for my first run/walk since July 2013!  How was it? Tough.  I ran 0.2 mi, then walked 0.1, alternating until I finished 2.7 miles.  I wrapped up the week by co-teaching my first BodyFlow class on Sunday.  Mentally, I started to feel back to normal... Yes!!
My second week was a little slower and basically lazy!  Boy, was I sore!  I continued to practice BodyFlow in preperation for my first class on 4/21.  I did not walk or run either, boo.
My third week, was my first week back at the YMCA!  On Monday, I taught my first class since January 30.  It was awesome, I missed my Flow-ers!  I walked Glasgow on Tuesday, and taught  BodyFlow on Thursday.  On Saturday morning, I met up with Black Girls Run, and went for a 3.5 mi run/walk... Nice but tough, since I didn't run last week at all.
My fourth week, was pretty good! I taught my two classes, walked Glasgow, ran twice: once on treadmill, and once outside at Glasgow park, and 45 min of yoga on Sunday.  I finished the week with 9.4 miles.  I even had a nice core workout after my treadmill run on Wednesday!  This was also Veronica's first week in the kid/baby zone at the YMCA.  How did she do? Great! She sleeps right thru her visit!
I still have big desires and plans to add p90x back to my routine, as well as alternating in spin class, and BodyPump.  Now, that Veronica can hang out in the kid zone, I can get more accomplished at the YMCA!

Well, what does my body look and feel like?
I weigh 134.8 lbs (down 4.2 lbs)
I decided to take measurements this week: under bust 31", top bust 34.5", waist 28", hips 38", thigh 23"
I feel good, but I am exhausted by nighttime.  I am rebuilding my stamina, flexibility, and improving my speed.  Working out at home can sometimes still pose a challenge, Veronica does enjoy being held (what baby doesn't).  So, I am working on something to occupy her while I get in a full home workout.
Here are the comparison photos:
Left 4/7/14, Right 5/7/14
What are the goals for the upcoming month?  Like I mentioned before, adding some variety to my workouts at home and at the YMCA.  I am also running the 8 person relay at the Delaware marathon on Mother's Day... I can't wait!
I hope my accounts of this month provide you with a realistic picture of how a mom of three gets back into shape.  Stay tuned for month 3.

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