One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

My body stopped working. I’m serious, it just didn’t work.  Well, it did work, but it didn’t work the way it used to. That’s right – after two months on bed rest and six weeks post baby – I realized that for the first time in a long time I was out of shape.  Not just kinda out of shape.  I was starting from level zero. For someone that has always been athletic, it really played with my emotions.

After finally being cleared by the OB-GYN, it was time to get back into shape.  But I had one really big problem – a newborn son (well not a problem, but more of a hindrance).  No longer could I just run out to the gym and get in a quick workout.  No longer could I go downstairs in the basement to workout with no worries.  No, now every weight I lifted or cardio step I took involved checking on Maximus.

The first thing I tried to do was a Zumba song.  I helped organize a Zumba flash mob on 4th Street Live and had one week to learn the routine.  The first time I tried it I was out of breath by the third eight count.  I had to stop.  I tried to do it again and made it through halfway and that was the end of my workout.  I felt like the ultimate beginner’s beginner.

I was tired, sweating and out of breath.  Instead of giving up, I pushed a little harder each day.  I never did more than one song that week, but each day I tried to make it better. The day of the flash mob I prayed that I would be able to make it through the entire song (especially since I was one of the people leading it).  As the music started, I felt all the Zumba energy that had been stored inside my body quickly ease out.  The passion I’d once had, had now returned.  I loved every minute of it!

I’m still trying to establish a routine that can work around sleeping, eating and changing diapers.  Some days I don’t get in a workout, other times it’s interrupted, but at least I’m doing something!  I weighed 150 pounds right before delivery and with my ViSalus shakes am down to 126. I only have 3 pounds to go. But, my next goal is to build back the muscle I lost so that I can gain access in the MILF Society, lol!

CLICK HERE to watch Flash Mob