Monday is here again! Time to look back on the week and see how we’ve done, along with set new goals for the week ahead! I started running with Lucas last week and I’m loving it. We have some nice trails (smooth paths, really) around here and the weather has been so perfect. I also lost a pound, and I’m happy to say that I’ve lost all my baby weight! It’s funny how your body really does change after having kids. I can say that I’m back to where I was weight wise pre-pregnancy, but I definately can’t say that I look the same. My hips, those gosh darn stretch marks… you know.
Do I have any other runners here? Any running mom bloggers? I find that running is the best workout for me and something that I get the best results from. I feel like it’s safe to say that I can run for 20 minutes and get a better workout than if I were to use the elliptical for an hour. Running is an awesome total body workout. It’s also a great stress reliever! I’d love to hear who else is running with (or without) their kid(s)!
If you’re not a runner, give it a shot! Running is one of those things that you’ll probably have a love/hate relationship with. At least that’s how it is with me. Running is hard, but the more you do it, the easier it becomes. The easier it becomes, the more you run, the more you love it. The more you run, the better your body looks, the more you love it. Get my drift here? 🙂
Signing up for races is a great way to motivate yourself. Start with a 5K (3.1 miles) and if you like it, set your goals higher for a 10K or maybe even a half marathon?! I know those numbers can sound daunting, especially if you’re new to running, but I promise it’s something that you can accomplish. Cool Running and Runners World are two of my favorite running websites that have great running plans for newbies all the way up to advanced runners.
If you’re a runner, or want to become one, please share! I’d love to hear who’s running out there, what your favorite running blogs/websites are, and what your running goals are!
And if you want nothing to do with running, that’s fine too! How did you do last week? How is your ‘Body After Baby’ coming along? What are you struggling with this week, and what have you been successful in? If you’re participating in this challenge or want to join us, please do! It’s fine to hop on in anytime at all, share with us your goals, and get support and encouragement for other moms! (If you’re new to my blog- please feel free to read the previous Body After Baby post!) You may tell us anything you please in your Body After Baby post, but I encourage you to talk about your goals for the week, your progress that you did (or didn’t make) how you’re going to reach your goals, and anything else you want to share!
Assuming Mister Linky works this week (for goodness sakes!) leave your Body After Baby post link so we can all visit you, cheer you on, and help keep you accountable! Please remember the rules when using Mr. Linky- make sure you leave your post link url, and link back to my blog in your post.
Happy Running! Or walking, or swimming, or biking, or elliptical(ing), or whatever!