Who needs weights when I can do baby lifts? Remmer loves to push off on my lap with his little feet and strong legs so that I lift him up in the air. We call these “jumps.” He loves it and will push off many, many times in a row. I guess it wouldn’t be so noticable if I hadn’t also been doing some exercise on the old Total Gym contraption. The one on our back porch is old and rusty, since we’ve had it since the 1980′s and, well, it’s being kept on the back porch and somewhat exposed to the elements. I’ve done a couple of short sets of swim-like movements on a relatively low incline. If you follow the link above, you’ll see that the product is endorsed by Chuck Norris, so you know it’s a butt-kickin kind of workout. That’s why I can only handle 5 minutes at a time. My arms and lats are sore.
At my 6 week post-partum appointment this past Monday, I checked with the mid-wife and have been OK’d to do some core work like planks and stuff. Crunches not so much because that can put the wrong kind of pressure on the split abdominals, which are gratefully just under 2 finger widths apart. That’s way better than the 4 finger widths they were at 2 weeks post partum.
I know I owe a picture of me. I intended to do that last weekend, but got busy with other things and kept forgetting. I’m going to run later, so will have on the spandexy stuff. I’ll have Gary take a few shots and post here. I’m making some gradual progress, having dropped 4 lbs between 2 and 6 weeks. I think most of that was in the last couple weeks, so maybe it’s not too big of a stretch to target 3 months post-partum to be back at pre-pregnancy weight? I’ll give it my best effort without over-doing anything. Really. I swear I’m trying my very best to not over-do. Stop laughing.
Yeah. I look about the same. This is a gradual process, people.