Jillian says to use challenging weightsâ€¦ a little baby counts, right?
My quest to get Ripped in 30 with Jillian Michaels continues. You know, I didnâ€™t really used to understand the point of workout DVDs â€“ they seemed boring and repetitive â€“ but now, I tooootally get it. DVDs are so great for those days that youâ€™re watching kids solo, the weather isnâ€™t cooperating, or you canâ€™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 â€“ 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.
Iâ€™m still on Workout 1 (thereâ€™s a grand total of 4) but think Iâ€™ll be able to move onto Workout 2 very soon. Iâ€™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. Iâ€™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
Iâ€™ve had a few people request that I write my thoughts on drug-free labor, the Bradley Method of birth, and recovery now that Iâ€™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 youâ€™ve got any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section, and Iâ€™ll answer them in my round-up post later this week.