Friday, 16 August 2013

Gym goals

So I have some personal goals at the gym and yesterday I smashed one of them!  I wanted to be able to lift 100 pounds during a back squat, and I lifted 110!  A set of 5 reps! wahoo!
My other goals are
1) a chin up
2) run 10k
3) one handed push up
So yippee for goals met...both on the scale and off!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Weight in Wednesday

a day late but I'm here!  167.8 down a pound and back to pre-pregnancy weight! (this is not the lowest I was last year as i lost a couple pounds in the first trimester, but it marks the 50 pounds lost mark again!) Happy dance! First of my goal met! Next goal is to get to the 150's in time for Ronan's 1st birthday and a family picture session in October. So that is 7.8 pounds and feasible.
I also have 2 weeks before I am part of a photo (and possible video)  campaign to encourage mothers to support one another in the choices that we make for our children. This is going to be online and offline here in Victoria and I am hoping to lose another 2 pounds...on a side note anyone want to help me figure out what on earth to wear and hair and makeup?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Weigh in Wednesday

168.8.  This is the same as last week, which I never posted.  We were away at church convention, and there was no time to exercise and not the healthiest food choices, so I am happy to have stayed at this weight for a week.  The little man and I are heading away Friday morning for a couple days and so again exercise and eating will be a challenge:( but i will do what I can with what I have!

C-Section healing through exercise

So I had a cesarean when Ronan was born, and the healing process went well, but it still is uncomfortable and problematic.  I thought that it was something that I would have to live with, as I had talked to other moms who years later still felt the discomfort of it. However I met with C for an appointment and he had talked to someone in the physical therapy side of his schooling who told him some stretches I could do to help healing and ease the discomfort. There were three simple exercises with an All Ball

It was 4 minutes per stretch, place the ball between your belly button and top of hip bone and lay on it, do the opposite side.   Then the last one is between your belly button and where your rib cage join up.  It stretches out the fascia muscle a layer of muscle that goes through out the body.

After the stretches we did some strength training for the core, and it felt pretty crazy.  I felt like the day I came home from the hospital where my core was like jello.   And then trying to do the core exercises I have done for the last couple months it was like learning to do them all over again and my body didn't co-operate. I am sore today, but happy at the idea that my body slowly can get very close to how it was before.   So I am ordering a ball, C recommends stretching out 3 times a week, I will see how the scar tissue and discomforts changes and heals!