Trying to get into a routine...

I hate that I've been MIA from the work-out scene for this long.  Baby girl is at a stage now where she's content to play by herself, somewhat, so I'm trying to get into a routine to work out at least three times/week.  This is my first week, so I'm going at it slowly.  I can't afford to miss sleep due to soreness (on top of missing sleep b/c of baby duty:)haha).  It's also QUITE depressing to see how much strength I've lost since becoming pregnant.  I feel like I worked so hard before to get close to doing a DH pull-up and now it's back to square one.  Oh well, no use crying over it now!

My plan is to work out on my lunch break while DH watches the baby for me.  This requires having lunch ready and baby settled (fed/changed) BEFORE he gets home.  It's quite a balancing act, and I'm sure I'll slip up, but hopefully I don't just GIVE up when I slip up.

So for this week, I've done:

Monday, 3.7.11 -
2 min. walk, 3 min. run (@5mph), 10 push presses (10#), 20 KB swings (15#), 10 push-ups (no knees!)

Tuesday, 3.8.11 - 
5 min. row, 10 push presses (10#), 10 push-ups, 10 KB swings (15#)
6 rounds of 100m sprints (5mph, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5mph).  Times ranged from 29 sec. to 49 sec.

Thursday, 3.10.11 - 
5 min. on treadmill (2 min. walk, 3 min. run at 5mph), 10 push-ups, 20 sit-ups (full ROM), 10 push jerks (10#)
Death by pull-up for me equated to 10 ring rows:).  That's it.  See-ya upper body strength! ;)

It's supposed to be a pretty weekend, so we plan to go to a St. Patty's Day parade downtown.  Lots of walking with baby in the ergo carrier (I hope!).

I'm also trying to get back into paleo.  It seems like as soon as I have a stressful day at work, or the baby doesn't nap ALL DAY LONG, I revert back to my early postpartum days of junk food eating.  I'm trying to curb this, and DH is helping. :)  It also seems to go hand in hand with exercising.  If I'm more active, I have a greater desire/motivation to eat healthy.  I'm not trying for 100% paleo yet (still eating steel cut oatmeal for BF reasons and other grains on occasion), but working towards healthy, somewhat paleo eating.


Ryan Christian said...
March 11, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Great to hear you are back into it Sista...Keep it strong it will come back to ya. I just got back into doing CrossFit and Paleo myself...I will check on ya and be your kick in the butt if you slack HAHAHA.

How is your little baby?

Kate said...
March 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Thanks Ryan! And good for you for getting back at it! I'm going to get better at following blogs (gives me motivation).

The baby is great... Light of my life for sure:)!