Nick

Kara

7.06.2010

Post baby goals

I'm still here, just so you know!  A part of me thought I was going to wake up with contractions last night, but I was telling the baby that I wanted at the very least a few more days. I have to go food shopping, I have to make sure I've packed my bag properly, clean the kitchen floor, vacuum... so I'm glad that it didn't happen. :)  I'm also wondering if absolute moodiness is a sign of eminent labor. It's bad!! Impatience and moodiness.

I've mentioned some goals before, but after restarting my lifting routine just a few short weeks ago and loving it, I've had a better picture of what I want to do post baby. Unfortunately, much of it will be focusing on losing about 30 lbs. Even though I've been super lucky and haven't gained extra weight with this pregnancy, I was already carrying extra weight from carrying Nick, and even when I got pregnant with Nick, was 6 lbs above my ideal/happy weight.  So, this leaves 21 lbs of pregnancy (so far, could be more) + 6 lbs pre-both pregnancies + 3-5 lbs after Nick = 30ish lbs to lose!

I don't want to get burnt out from running and starting up a routine or training plan too early, so I'm not going to! I am going to run the Philly Distance Run (rock and roll Philly half) in September for fun. No hardcore training, I'll just do the mileage I'm supposed to do to get by. I'll have about 2 months to train.  In the meantime, as soon as I can start swimming post-baby, I am going to hop back in the pool. Swimming has felt great.  I'll also continue to lift 2-3 days a week.  I want to throw in yoga and pilates at least 2x/week and take classes to switch things up.  I still have the goal of the triathlon in the spring, but really should pick one to make it a real goal.  Until then, the remainder of 2010 I am going to focus on getting fit and toned.  Putting all of this together is probably unrealistic having 2 kids to tackle, but I plan on figuring out some kind of routine so that I have this time to myself to get back in shape and lose that weight!

After Nick, I took off a week then I ran a mile. I kept building up the mileage after that and packed on the miles for marathon training. This time around, I'm just going to take it easy. If I feel good and I'm dying to workout, I will!  Is there a good balance that you have found without just running (training for marathons I could never find the time to lift, and swimming took a back seat to running - it was just run run run)?

14 comments:

  1. I like big goals! You might as well see what you can do, as long as you're not too hard on yourself if it's too much all at once.

    I would really like to include more cross-training/strength/yoga to my routine, but I find it so difficult to find the time/energy. How do people do it??

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  2. Sounds like a healthy plan to balance what you want to accomplish. You will have your hands full! Life is always an adventure!

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  3. i was wondering if you went into labor!

    i actually looked up some Tris today over lunch. i think i'm going to give one a shot next year. i found an all woman one in quakertown...if not that one, maybe the philly one in june.

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  4. I think your plan sounds well balanced since it is a great combination of aerobic training, flexibility, and strength. And like you said, the trick will be fitting it all in! I too am fantasizing about what my post-baby training will be like (assuming my hip behaves). For me, I just want to swim, bike, run easy and be nice to my body. I think I am going to take a lot longer to start racing than I did the first time around.

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  5. Sounds like you have a great approach...and you sound pretty flexible with it, so that's smart. Best of luck with the delivery!!

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  6. what a great approach! :) your going to do fabulous as ALWAYS! :)

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  7. You are so good at planning and thinking ahead. All I keep thinking is "when am I ever going to get time to do anything with 2 kids" ;) I dont know how I will get back into shape or lose the weight because I'm not sure where the time and energy investment will come from!

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  8. Those look like some great goals! Awesome!

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  9. I hope you are able to do that, it sounds good! Just wondering if your doctor knows about you running so soon after birth? Curious what he/she says about it.

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  10. For every day you don't post from here on out, I am going to be wondering!

    Your post-pregnancy goals definitely sound more than doable, especially once you get into a routine with the two of them.

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  11. you will kick butt in a tri...you're a runner and a swimmer already. and they are FUN. i put much less pressure on myself than just running, i found...

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  12. Your plan sounds great! I'm sure the weight will just fly off! It's funny every time I click onto your blog I expect to see baby pics! Hang in there!

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  13. That sounds like a good plan.I've really enjoyed my pilates during pregnancy and am determined to keep that in the mix - I've even bought 10 min solution pilates and yoga DVDs like the one I had for pregnancy but harder. I love them because you can target an area or do a whole body workout depending on time! I too want to x-t more than pre pregnancy to stay fresh.

    It's quite a nice feeling in a way to have a goal to get back that fitness. Mind you I'll be glad to just be able to sit down at the mo' let alone any type of exercise! Kegels are about my limit!

    You will so manage to get the exercise in as you want to - but just remember to schedule relaxation to - it is an essential part of training!

    Hope you get your last chores done - oh and my fuse was definitely shorter than normal over those last few weeks! Remember to rest - you never know when your going to be awake for nearly 32 hours!

    Take care,
    Kaz.

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  14. What a great mindset! You'll find time and a routine will naturally fall into place. My best advice is to take help/breaks from anyone who offers. You'll do awesome!

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