I have been CLEARED to work out!!!
One of the benefits of being Facebook friends with my OB/GYN is that she saw a series of statuses I made in the last week or so, lamenting the fact that I was not able to enjoy the beautiful and chilly Florida weather with a run because I thought I was still waiting to get clearance for working out post-baby.
(The recovery process is like whoa, folks. I knew getting Audrey out would be a challenge. I had no idea that it would be two weeks before I could comfortably sit down, go to the bathroom or walk upstairs. Humbling.)
So when she sent me a message telling me that as long as I promised to listen to my body and take it slowwwwwwww, it was fine to start moving again, you know I jumped up and down.
It’s been about eight weeks since I could really do anything to break a sweat, and while it was very challenging to take a time out, it was the right thing to do for my baby and my body. Now, I’m revved up to ramp up my activity, and I feel like the possibilities are endless!
I’m going to be smart, and assume that I’m essentially starting over in terms of my fitness level. I am also going to set longterm goals, looking 6-12 months in the future.
So what will be my first MAJOR post-baby goal — a 5K? A triathlon? Round 3 of P90X? A yoga challenge? Something else?
I just had to share how exciting it is to be back to my old self — I’ll keep you posted on the plans!