Yesterday was a milestone day when it comes to my postpartum fitness. 12 days after giving birth, I made my triumphant return to the gym. With my last gym workout having been back on December 10th when I was 38 weeks pregnant, it felt incredible to walk through the doors of the gym and to be back in my fitness “home.”
Although I’ve already completed two walks outside pushing little man in his stroller, it felt great to be back at the gym. Since walking is the only form of exercise that I’m currently cleared for, I powerwalked 2.25 miles on the treadmill. Getting a little sweaty at the gym has never felt so good.
I know that I still have a long way to go when it comes to getting back to my pre-pregnancy fitness levels, but taking baby steps, such as powerwalking, will slowly but surely help me to get back to where I was before I became pregnant. Although I enjoyed those two stroller walks, and am looking forward to many more with my little man, there was also something very fulfilling about spending 35 minutes doing cardio at the gym.
Here’s to more slow and steady progress as I steadily work towards getting back at running again!
QOTD: What fitness activity are you most looking forward to doing this year?