Utah is getting so warm already. Talk about a strange year. I have been busy getting us ready to move and soaking up time with loved ones. Lincoln and I go on a walk or run every morning. I try to let him stop and see the horses and play at the park. Two old men were walking by while Lincoln was looking at the horses and the one said, “You’re raising a cowboy ..” I agree. This handsome prince LOVES horses. He loves animals. He can’t stop pointing at them. He also just started saying, “WOOF” when he sees a dog. No one told me being a parent just keeps getting better and better.
Yes, we went on a walk in pajamas. As we were walking back to the trail a lady called Lincoln a she. He gets that a lot. He must be really cute. Riiight?
I don’t know if I have mentioned it, but I have a goal to lose 6 more pounds before moving. I’d like to share what I am doing. I strive to eat about 1500 calories a day. Tracking calories IS the magic wand. I also try to walk or jog every day (except Sunday) while also doing strength exercises daily.
Strength exercises are really stabilization + strength. Because of being inactive for as long as I was and going through pregnancy, I have some muscular imbalances and poor posture (which is much better since doing a few exercises every day.)
Daily I try to do
- 20 pushups
- 20 squats with weights
- 20 lunges while doing bicep curls
- 1 minute of floor bridges
- 20-30 reps of an abdominal exercise (I’m trying to fix my diastasis recti so I have to modify these exercises)
- Prone cobra for a minute
- Iso-abs (planks)
- Static stretches for various parts of my body
Some days I do 3 sets of these, some days I go for stretching and one set of these. I listen to my body and sometimes I try new exercises. The important thing is to keep moving and give those muscles a reason to grow and strengthen.