Feels Like Normal

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I fear jinxing myself when I say…today went SO well!!! Things felt eerily easy and like I have done the 2 kiddo thing my entire life. I guess when life has to go on, you just make it happen. It also helps to have two wonderful children to call your own. I am truly blessed!

I do think being proactive on some things helped a lot as well. I focused on establishing some sort of basic routine the past 2 weeks to help ease me in. I prayed regularly through the day for God to help me approach each moment with patience, grace, and love. And we set up an old rocking chair we bought on consignment a few years ago in the play room.

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May not be the most attractive or comfortable thing, but it keeps Makenzie feeling like I’m actively there with her even when feeding baby B. She used to flip when I would have to go into the living room to feed him. Today, she was happy as usual.

Despite the day going so smoothly, I still was ready to head out for some “me time”. I went to the gym for a quick workout. My first official post-baby workout!


I visited a treadmill with a magazine friend for an easy walk. I ended up with 2 miles walked around 3.8-4.0 mph and 3.0 incline.


That walk felt like one of the best workouts ever. Although I did eye the free weights area longingly during my session. I’m holding off on those for a little longer though. I have to ease back in, after all. Plus, its fun having workouts to look forward to. Tell me I”m not the only one salivating at the thought of lifting a barbell again.

Can tomorrow be this fabulous? I sure hope so! But I have learned it is best not to have expectations and just take each day as it comes. In fact, a very wise woman mentioned that exact thing to me today. Speaking of which – all of you are so wise with your healthy habits ideas. Some of my personal favorites I always strive for:

Thanks again for sharing! All great ones to put into practice.

Question of the Evening – What is your favorite low key way to exercise? Or how do you ease back into workouts after time off?

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68 Comments to “Feels Like Normal”
  1. Lindsey says:

    Congrats on the first post-baby workout!

  2. so glad you got a workout in girl! my favorite low key is walking outside or gardening (gardening is def a workout, esp for the hamstrings with all that bending!) and yay for consistency! you wont have any problems 🙂

  3. Walking my pup…best low-key workout!

  4. Mandy says:

    Stretch X from P90X is a really nice stretching DVD but still makes me “glisten” a bit!

  5. Yoga is my favourite way to ease back in to exercise. It is gentle, yet invigorating 🙂

  6. SO glad things are going well! And congrats on the workout! When I’ve been out of it, walking inclines is DEFINITELY a great way to get into that mode again. I also like to do dumbbells at home and maybe dancing around the house…

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  8. Glad the day went so well for you!
    I love going for a nice walk. Its relaxing, and a workout all at the same time. 🙂

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