Before I sound too impressive, I must point out that my time at the gym rarely lasted for more than thirty minutes on a cardio machine. And while in that machine, I was usually reading a gossip magazine & watching a TV show. But nevertheless, I was there.
Once the constant nausea and exhaustion hit during my first trimester, an afternoon at the gym was obviously out of the question. In fact, some days it was a small miracle for make it out of bed for work. And although I eventually started feeling better, it’s safe to say that I took advantage of my pregnancy and certainly did not “over-exert” myself for the duration of the nine months.
I had big plans to get myself back into shape once Waverly Maye was born. I obviously did not realize how much my life was about to change. Although I certainly fit in some post-baby workouts before returning to work, now that I’m back … the last thing I want to do after reuniting with my babe is leave her for a date with the elliptical. So I’ve had to get creative. On the weekends, I’m able to leave Waverly with my husband for a quick workout. And I’ve picked up a few fitness DVDs to put in while Waverly plays in her jumper some during the week. But neither of the two are ideal. I honestly hate leaving her at all if I can help it (Option 1) and my sweetie doesn’t much like a lack of attention (Option 2). So instead, here is our latest plan of action.
And for a sweet picture of us in action …