To be perfectly honest I thought I would be more excited to get back into the swing of things. Sure, I'm thrilled that everything checked out okay at my OB/ GYN and that I can start doing my own postpartum workouts.
Here are some of the exercises that I chose to start off with :
(In no particular order, and let's be real here, there were lots of interruptions!)
Bridges with yoga ball between knees
Seated adduction with yoga ball (pictured above)
Alternating reverse crunches
Modified dead bug
Oblique twists with stretch hold
Modified tricep pushups (my plan was to do these against a wall... but as I don't have any diastasis recti and my arms are pretty strong from holding Finn all day, I was able to bang a few reps out of the harder stuff)
Pallof Presses with BabyFinn (you can watch a quick video here)
If you have trained with me before, you know how much I stress starting slow. I realize now how completely important it is, not only from a trainer's perspective, but as a new mom who is too exhausted to think about my old workouts. These exercises can all be done on the floor and with a yoga ball or yoga mat. Two reasons I did this:
1- I can easily add Finn to my workouts. He gets tummytime and I can roll over and make sure he's okay.
2- Minimal equipment= minimal clean up!
I'd love to hear your feedback! Were you able to mix tummytime with your workout at all this week?