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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New Rules for Lifting

Well, I’m back at the gym again, and it feels SOOO good. I quit working out at probably 34 weeks pregnant as I got increasingly fatigued from the enormity of my growing belly. I hate not working out; it makes me feel so gross. To those of you who have had a C-section, you can attest to the fact that things will never again be the same in the abs department (even some of you who had natural deliveries), but I’m still going to give it my all in hopes of at least shrinking the incriminating overhang. That has got to be the worst part of having a C-section. Yeah, the recovery sucks and the fact that you don’t get to experience childbirth is a bummer, but the flap that doesn’t go away is really the worst of it.

We’re going on a family vacation to Florida in May, and I hope to at least fit into my bathing suit by then. At the recommendation of a new friend of mine, I got The New Rules forLifting for Women, and it’s really a good book. The workouts are only about 30 minutes long, but they’re so good. I saw Salma Hayek on Oprah yesterday, and she just had a baby and was talking about losing the weight. I was so thrilled that she finally said what I’ve been thinking all along. Yeah, when you’re breastfeeding it burns a lot of calories so in theory you could lose the weight more quickly, but it’s NOT good for the baby! So slow and steady is the way to go.

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