So, I went back to the gym for the first time in two months yesterday while Izzy watched the baby. The midwife that I had seen told me to be prepared to not be anywhere near the levels that I had been at before pregnancy (which I was expecting) or even while I was pregnant because I had spent the last 7 weeks recovering from surgery and that it would be a while before I was near the same fitness level that I was at before. It was a truly sobering experience. I walked on the treadmill for about 25 minutes and I was absolutely exhausted. I felt like everyone was looking at me. At the same time, I was pretty proud of myself. I was exercising 7 weeks after giving birth to a child via major abdominal surgery. Yeah, it wasn’t the most exercise that I’;ve ever done and I’m not going to be running any marathons or hiking up Mt. Washington anytime soon, but it was a start. And I wasn’t the heaviest person there by far. It’s a start. And if I go each day, then it’ll add up and get better. I also know that it will help with the stress and my emotions too – endorphins are a good thing. And I’m hoping that I will see people there that I know, so that I’ll have some social contact apart from the internet and my immediate family. 🙂
If anyone has any good workout song recommendations, please comment and leave them because I want to get motivated!
Last nite was Nate’s first V-day nite. 🙂 I walked in from the gym to see my husband cooking dinner with Nate hanging from his chest in the Snugli. It was the cutest picture that I had ever seen – I wish that I had taken a picture but I didn’t have batteries for the digital camera. 😦