New year…new beginnings, Right?!
I don’t really do new year resolutions, but I do have one major goal for fitness this year! That is to get my pre-baby body back (well, back into shape that is)!
Before I go any further I MUST say something to all of those who are pregnant right now (as I have a lot of family & friends who are!)…I really encourage you to do your best to workout during your pregnancy. I know it was my first pregnancy so I don’t have anything else to compare it to, but getting back into working out was honestly quite easy because of staying active up to Liam’s birth. No, I am nowhere close to the fitness level I was before I got pregnant, but getting back to it wasn’t horrible because I was still somewhat in-shape. If you have questions about what kind of exercises to do, just ask & I will do my best to answer! 🙂
Okay now that I’ve said that I wanted to just quickly post about workouts for those of you who may be setting goals for this new year!
HOW OFTEN? Working out out 5 days a week is a great way to go! That gives you 2 days of the week to rest and let your body rejuvenate. I have found that I always feel the best when I stick to my 5 day workouts.
HOW LONG? I would suggest that you do at least 20 minute workouts. There isn’t any magic number for how long to workout, but 20 minutes is a good amount of time to get a good workout in. The higher the intensity the better!
WHAT TO DO? STRENGTH train! This is especially for the women out there reading this. I know cardio may be the mindset of lots of you, but honestly you burn more calories while doing high intensity conditioning and weight training. Plus, the more muscle you have, the better body fat percentage you have and you actually burn more calories at rest because muscle burns fat!!! Which all equals, being more toned!! This is why I love to incorporate crossfit style workouts at least 3 times a week for myself.
Now that the craziness of the holidays are over, I am really focusing on being consistent with my workouts since Liam & I are in a better schedule as well. I also am trying to cut out the sweets…I of course didn’t want to do that before Christmas!! 😉 Winter finally decided to show up here in PA, so I have to mentally get myself geared up to head out to the garage if I am doing my workout in there as it is quite chilly without any heat!
I hope you set & stick to those goals this year! I promise you will feel more energized & overall better if you workout!
Here are some of my latest favorite pictures of our sweet boy! ❤ He is such a smiler!
Now just put it into action! 🙂