Jillian says to use challenging weights… a little baby counts, right?
My quest to get Ripped in 30 with Jillian Michaels continues. You know, I didn’t really used to understand the point of workout DVDs – they seemed boring and repetitive – but now, I tooootally get it. DVDs are so great for those days that you’re watching kids solo, the weather isn’t cooperating, or you can’t get to the gym. I pull on my workout clothes when I wake up, and the moment Henry starts to snooze, I pop in the DVD and go. I usually can get to the end before he wakes up. But if not, I pick him up and use him as a weight. He really likes doing squats. He also loves it when I lay him down and do push-ups over him – a kiss every time I push down! And he enjoys it when I do the running man or other cardio moves; I guess I look pretty darn silly. We make Ripped in 30 a very fun (sweaty and torturous) game.
I’m still on Workout 1 (there’s a grand total of 4) but think I’ll be able to move onto Workout 2 very soon. I’m scared! Some of the moves are so, so hard, although I am moving away from the modifications in Workout 1. Wahoo. Progress, people. Progress.
Post-workout snack. I’m going to split lunch into two big snacks since brunch was so late.
A big smoothie with soy milk, banana, frozen strawberries, and a huge hunk of sunflower butter. Plus hummus rice cakes.
Post-Baby Birth Thoughts
I’ve had a few people request that I write my thoughts on drug-free labor, the Bradley Method of birth, and recovery now that I’m 10 weeks removed from the experience. (For background info, check out Pre-Birth Review of Bradley Method Classes, Birth Story Part I, and Birth Story Part II.) So, if you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section, and I’ll answer them in my round-up post later this week.