The race is on figuratively and literally. The race to get back in pre-baby shape.
I'll have to admit that getting in shape after Charlotte has been a bit more a challenge mainly because have struggled to find the time to work out. It's so much more of an effort to find the time than it has been in the past. Thanks to nursing and eating healthy (which is so hard time of year), I've lost most of the baby weight. That doesn't change the fact that I am so very out of shape.
While I was on maternity leave, I was able to go for walks and do Pure Barre, which I love. But since being back at work I have really settled into a workout routine. I feel like I've finally gotten our morning routine, and life routine really, more manageable and am able to start running again.
That leads me to the race. I've decided to train for a half marathon starting in January in order to run a race in April or May. Right now though, I'm training in order to be able to train. You need to be able to run three miles comfortably and right now there is nothing comfortable about a three mile run. Ha.
I had forgotten how much I enjoy running. I love have a few minutes to myself to just thinking about everything or nothing at all.
I've also starting doing some weight training, but am not very knowledgeable about weight training. I basically do the same arm and leg exercises all the time with really no rhyme or reason. The only time I've really lifted weight was with a trainer a few years ago and I didn't pay much attention to the method behind his madness so I'm trying to learn now. There are so many websites about weight training out there. Who knew?!? Any suggestions of a beginner plans? I just looking for something quick and easy to execute.