My first official day back training…..well not entirely true.
I had so many hopes many months ago of getting back into the swing of things but I am not making up excuses but training has really not fitted in with my daily routine.
I have stolen a few minutes here and there to do some half-hearted squats or a jog but nothing like I use to do.
With motherhood being such a full on job it has taken time to adjust to this new life of mine.
My main priority is now the well being of my son.
I measure my success these days not in how many kilo’s I have lifted but in how happy my baby boy is and how wide his smile spreads across his face.
I think this is a pretty good reason for lack of training motivation!!! Don’t you?
Though now that I am into my flow…………
Me and Snoop are starting to understand each other better………..
Solid foods are now taking over where breast milk had been the only thing on the menu…………
I am back to work!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!
Things are getting easier…der I say.
I feel ready now to start to focus a tiny bit of time on me.
Training is always way more fun if you have company so I enlisted the help of my pal Chris Howard.
After classes are all finished the gym is all ours from 9am onwards. Perfect.
If I drive to the gym, Snoop will fall asleep for sure!
A plan was stating to come together, and I think that’s the only way, plan plan plan. (I am a sucker for To Do Lists)
With a sleeping baby it was easy enough to crack on with some Deadlifts.
Not heavy though just working within my limits as I am still essentially recovering.
After 30 minutes Snoop was awake, No problem I had a stack of toys and a clean towel to sit him on. Sorted!!
I did 5 sets of 5 reps starting super light-ish (well for me) up to 55Kg
Boy they felt good.
To round up the strength Chris added a few complimentary movements.
Light overhead squats 3 sets 10 reps
Glute Ham Raisers (negatives) 3 sets 5 reps
75 Air Squats
Thanks Chris. Same time Tues!
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach