Frugal Foodie Mama: Summer Blog Challenge, Day 16- Fitness Guru or Couch Potato?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge, Day 16- Fitness Guru or Couch Potato?

Is there a middle ground here?  ;)  I would say I am a former fitness guru making my comeback... slowly, but surely.  I have been easing back into a fitness routine since having my daughter in early February.  I am definitely back to my pre-pregnancy size, but still have some work to do to tone and define.  

I have practiced yoga for the past 7 years, and I continued that practice all throughout my pregnancy but on a scaled back level.  I avoided a lot of physical activity while pregnant out of fear.  I have a history of unexplained miscarriages.  I did nothing that would jeopardize my little growing baby.  I knew I would gain slightly more weight than I had wanted to, but I had also decided that it was worth it.  I would have time after my sweet baby was here to work out and try to lose the extra weight.  

So, here I am.  The extra weight is off is little over 4 months after giving birth to my little Carina.  I attribute it to healthy eating (for the most part), exercise, and breastfeeding.  Wow, does breastfeeding help you lose the weight quicker!  Mostly because you burn a substantial amount of calories every day just feeding your baby. ;)
My hope is to get back to my pre-pregnancy level of yoga fitness, and then at some point in the near future get my certification as a yoga instructor.  I would like to specialize in prenatal and fertility yoga. 



3 comments :

  1. Congrats on your girl...my youngest son was born this past January. :)

    And, I actually do enjoy yoga, are there in particular DVD's you recommend?

    Thanks for stoppin' by Carrigan's Joy!

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  2. That is pretty awesome! I am currently preggo and can't wait to start breastfeeding! lol

    Cinella @ The Mami Blog

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  3. Carrigan- our babies are only about a month apart then! :) You know, I only did yoga DVD's when I was doing prenatal yoga. I have taken so many regular yoga classes in my life that I kind of do my own routine with my favorite poses a few times a week.
    Cinella- congrats on your pregnancy! :) Just a heads up, I am going to be doing a giveaway (my first one ever as Frugal Foodie Mama)starting this Monday that will be of interest to mamas who are already or who are planning on breastfeeding. ;)

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