work it out + quote for your week

My first workout post-babe is COMPLETE!

Planking for abs ... hopefully ;)

I wanted to allow my body to recover from the pregnancy and delivery and not to feel pressured to get back to the gym right away. I attended some hot yoga classes of the last couple of weeks which I think was a great way to ease my way back into some movement. but last friday I had the urge and excitement to get back to the gym.

10 weeks old today!

Lets be serious - I took it easy. but 30 minutes of cardio (bike and elliptical) followed by a full body workout using mostly my own body weight, some abs and stretching felt amazing! Thankfully I have lots of wonderful family around to look after little miss S so that the hubs and I were able to get to the gym together.

Walking out of the gym I felt like a "normal" person again. I am sure that any mom's out there will understand what I am saying. When your whole world has been consumed with feeding, changing diapers, house work, etc (which I LOVE - don't get me wrong)...taking a couple hours to do something for me, that I love, feels unbelievably special!

Here is a great quote that I wanted to share with you today that I hope will bring some clarity to your upcoming work week. 

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Try to find the simplicity in the little things friends.

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and I wish you all the best in the coming week!