Re-finding my fitness – a long overdue 14 week update

It’s been quite a while now since I’ve done a fitness update – there has just been a lot going on and I kept intending to but never quite managing it. Fortunately, I have been exercising as best I can, even if I haven’t been reporting back.

Re-capping from last time, my goals were:

  1. Keep-up the pelvic floor exercises every day;
  2. Do some core exercises every day even if it’s just a set of 20!;
  3. Go to Buggycise every week;
  4. Move from postnatal Davina to ‘normal’ Davina (carefully);
  5. Get back on the cycle trainer.

I am please to report back that on numbers 1 and 2 I have been very successful. I am now well in to the habit of doing pelvic floor exercises throughout the day so I think that one can now be struck off the list. I also do about 15 minutes of core stability about 6 nights a week (I end up not doing them at least one night due to time / tiredness / other but it’s good for them to get a break anyway) and I’m definitely noticing a difference. I still have some way to go but I’m doing some more advance exercises now.

On the wider exercise front I have had varying degrees of success. I stopped going to Buggycise shortly after my last blog post because it conflicted with one of H’s naps. However, I acquired some new Davina DVDs (Davina: 7 Minute Fit and Davina Fit in 15) and got in to a good routine of doing those 2 – 3 times a week. I have actually only been doing the 7 minute DVD because I got slot in 2 – 3 7 minutes HIT sessions when H has a nap.

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I went on the cycle trainer a couple of times in early May but found it a bit dull and tough on my knees. So a couple of times this month I have done something quite shocking…

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Yes, I’ve been on my erg! I’ve only done a couple of sessions but the aim is to do one erg a week going forward. I’m not talking all-out erging like the old days. I am sure the rower in me will kick in as my fitness improves and I’ll try and get some good splits back; But even in my rowing days I didn’t relish doing a 2k or a 5k!

Over the last 3 weeks my routine has suffered a little because we went away for the week, then I got rather stressed out / overwhelmed with fitting in house selling activities and then this week it’s just been too hot! H has also been a little more restless with her sleep so we’re slightly tireder again. Yes I know…excuses, excuses!

So the focus next week is to really get a routine in place so I do something at least 3, if not 4, days a week (core excluded). It doesn’t matter what it is or if it’s only 10 minutes to begin with, but I need to break through the fatigue barrier and just get back in to it again.

Fingers crossed. I’ll report back!

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (5 & 2). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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