For the last 4 months going to the gym has been on hold. The nausea and fatigue from the pregnancies, and the exhaustion and pain of miscarrying both of those babies, hasn't helped either.
For the past 3 weeks I have been back to the gym, and feeling so much better!
The past 4 months have left me feeling old, broken, sick, and frumpy. I lost weight with the miscarriages, because I lost my appetite right along with it, but I still felt weak and un-fit.
I know that in order for me to snap back to my active, energized self and be healthy and ready for another pregnancy, when the time is right and my body is ready, I need to focus on my health and my body for a while.
Instead of just running, which I love, I have done all sorts of things, and it is really fun!
I normally do a machine that's kind of like the elliptical, for an hour, and then do abs. This is a crazy calorie burner, and it works my whole body.
The last little while though, I have joined a FHITT class. It is a cardio circuit training, and it is nuts! I do it on Monday, and my whole body is sore until Thursday or Friday. The class is awesome and has weights, cardio, abs, and everything else you can imagine.
I also started running a little. I don't plan on getting full speed (no pun intended ha!) into running, because it is too hard to stop once I get going. I do want to try to be pregnant again sometime in the near future, and I am not one of the lucky ones who can run during pregnancy. The nausea almost kills me and when that is over, my belly is too big to run comfortable. I do love it though, and it feels SO good to run!
I just run a mile and half and then go do something else. Just enough to get the endorphins flowing. :)
I have so many races I want to run, and new goals I want to achieve with running, but it is not the time for that. My focus is not on getting into marathon shape. There will be a time for that.
Right now, I just want to feel good, tone up, get in all around good shape, and be as healthy and fit as I can be. After 3 weeks, I am already seeing results and feeling stronger. It is empowering.
And dang...it feels good!