This summer, while we're feeling like we're missing out because most 'things' are cancelled, we are happy that exercising is NOT one of them! In fact, on the spectrum of safe activities to engage in right now, exercising outdoors alone or in small groups is very low risk!
So you've had a baby. Maybe it was six weeks ago, six months ago, or perhaps it was even six years ago, and now you want to know if it's okay to start running. Maybe you've already tried to run and felt great, or perhaps it didn't feel the same as before. Let us help point you in the right direction.
Soreness after a workout can be a GOOD thing! We've got a few suggestions to speed up healing when you have a case of the DOMS!
By the end of MOLO, I was 24 weeks pregnant and felt better than I had in a long time. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy working out and am physically stronger than I have ever been. It is important to me to keep up with my progress and to teach my family the importance of not just physical health, but mental health as well.
I pushed myself harder than I ever have before and realized how strong I am. My attitude changed and my body started to change as well. I made my wellness a priority. I learned to fuel my body AND my spirit. Slowly, I became the person who could encourage others...THAT has been a powerful aha moment for me.
This wasn’t just a fitness challenge for me, it was a lifestyle challenge. I needed the motivation to find my routine and figure out how to survive what felt impossible some days. I needed to be reminded of how to meal plan and food prep. But I also needed to remember what it felt like to feel good from a healthy home cooked meal and a great workout! I’ve known for years how much I love this amazing tribe of women, but this is the first year I have realized how much I really needed them.
For pregnant and breastfeeding moms, drinking water is more important than most of us realize. Did you know that a higher body temperature can slow down your circulation, thus decreasing the amount of nutrients your baby receives?