Health and Fitness Friday!

I'm finally starting to feel like myself after having baby Owen. At 16 weeks post-partum that may seem like a long time but it took a good 12 weeks to feel like I could really PUSH myself and then feel good while pushing myself. 

6 weeks ago, I started Jamie Eason's Live-Fit Trainer. I started slow. Worked with my body and progressed as I felt like I could. The great thing about this trainer is the first couple of weeks are nice and easy. It's weight lifting but not too much. No cardio, although I still ran. And no abs. There is a very doable diet that goes along with it. 6 weeks later I am pretty happy with the results. They aren't the results I would have gotten if I wasn't 16 weeks post-partum but they are results. I'm stronger, more tone and feeling healthier than I have in months! I HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone who needs a schedule like I do. And the best part, it's FREE!

Last weekend my sister-in-law invited me to do a spur-of-the-moment 5k. It was my first race post baby. I have done several outdoor runs of 3, 5, even 6 miles but there is something about a race that MOTIVATES you. Makes you run a little faster and push a little harder. 
I sorely underestimated how cold it was that morning so I ended up running in my jacket. :( But I loved seeing all these girls I haven't gotten to see in sooooo long!


 And I even got to see one of my Ohio besties! Love this girl to pieces!


It was such a fun run and my Nike tracker had me at 3.43 miles in 28.28 minutes! I was pretty impressed. Now I'm ready to get back into the saddle! I've already signed up for another 5k in the summer but I'm shooting for a half by fall. Sometimes it just takes a little getting out there to get the juices flowing again! :-)

Hope you have all had a fit week!

I'm linking us with Jen for Health and Fitness Friday. You should too!


6 comments:

  1. I am 8 weeks postpartum and just am getting back into exercising. I am not a runner and have no desire to be one. I enjoy getting up early (easy with baby) and walking. This morning was my first walk (solo for exercise) and it felt great.

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  2. That is a really good time, way to go! I have finished a 5k at my best in 29 minutes and I am hoping to break it down to 27 minutes this year. I ran a 5k last weekend in a jacket and I should have known better! It was cold, but I got hot very fast in that jacket! :(

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  3. Casey I've said it 100 times but you are amazing!!! I can't believe how quickly you've jumped back into running and working out and you look fabulous. You should be so proud!!!

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  4. I'm running my first 5K ever this summer, and I'm super excited!

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  5. Nice job! I can't wait to run with you again!

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