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