Getting Back to Myself
Coach Laura Here! I've decided to do a blog series on my recovery to regular activity and fitness post-pregnancy and C-section. While there are certainly elements of my recovery that are specific to having been pregnant I intend this series to be relatable to anyone who has had to step back from exercise and now is trying to figure out how to get back into it. Whether you've had an injury, or burnout, or surgery, or a major life change, whatever...getting back into the figurative (or literal!) saddle can be daunting and I want to help you through it.
Disclaimer: This blog is NOT about weight loss or "getting my body back". It never left. This blog is about getting back to the activities I love to do in a safe and sane way. Further, everyone's journey of recovery is different so this is not an exact prescription for how you need to recover from pregnancy or injury.
My 9-Month Injury
I spent 39 weeks moving all of my internal organs around like so...
To make this pretty cute little dude...
(Cake for scale)
Turns out he wasn't that little though (11lbs 5oz) so C-section time for me!
SO What Am I Working With?
That means...back to BASICS.
I've been working with a post-partum physical therapist to rebuild my pelvic floor and core muscle coordination. That means practicing lots of unexciting yet surprisingly difficult small movements. It's boring AND tough on the ego. Bonus!
The Next Step
At 6-weeks post surgery I felt comfortable giving jogging a try.
So this week I did, drum-roll please....two 5 minute jogs!!! It felt weird and kind of uncomfortable but not painful or bad.
The Recipe of Recovery so Far
Goals for Next Week
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