Monday, August 8, 2011

Fitness on the side(walk)

Move that body: 3-mile walk

Forget long walks. Forget Jackie Warner. Heck, forget that the BOB Ironman should be here any day now.

There is one activity that is going to be key to my post-baby body: the sidewalk bounce/shuffle/please stop crying dance.

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I am not sure if you can tell from the photos but I am on my tip toes 90 percent of the time when I do this, and I do this, oh, 10 times a day. My calves are going to be rocking!

In all seriousness, let’s talk about my get back in shape plan. I hope to do Jackie Warner or some strength training 2-3 days a week and walk at least 5 and use the Vibrams for at least two of those. Once I get to the six-week mark, I’ll swap 2-3 walks for a run-walk until I feel in shape. If I’m feeling super sassy, I’ll add in some yoga once a week. I’m trying to schedule workouts in my Weight Watchers weekly planner to keep me accountable. Almost like a training schedule. Almost.

For those who have come back from baby or injury, what did your shape up plans look like?

And guess who’s a month old now …


Well, a month and a day.


  1. I just had my 6 week check up! He said to take it easy for another week. Boo! Good luck!

  2. Awww, I remember that walk oh so well - for me it was the driveway walk. Up and down. Repeat. But outside was infinitely better than inside the house.

    He's so cute - even when he's mad :)

  3. Future parenting prep advice - 1.) get rockstar guns in prep for baby carrying; 2.) get hard core calves for the sidewalk bounce/shuffle/please stop crying dance.
    It's his 1 month party and he CAN cry if he wants to . . .happy one month lil' man!
    You look awesome and as cute as ever!!! Hope you are doing well - think of you often.

  4. He so cute even when crying :) Your calves and biceps are going to be rocking with that baby dance