The Return to Exercise

Hello Friends!

Sorry it’s been a minute since I’ve been able to blog.  I haven’t had much inspiration the past few weeks and have been busy with the little one.

And speaking of the little one, this is my new favorite picture of her. ❤

Charlie

Charlotte is officially 6 weeks, which means my doctor  released me back to exercise. Woo hoo! Exercise is a huge stress release for me and it’s been tough physically and mentally not being able to do anything besides walking. Although I respect the healing that needs to happen after a C-section, the last week I have been very anxious!

Earlier this week I took Char to her first Stroller Strides class! I took the class when I was pregnant, so it was fun to have her with me this time. I’m actually going to be teaching starting in June and I can’t wait. I plan on writing up a post soon explaining more about the Fit4Mom and Stroller Strides programs…..they are amazing to say the least.

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 Charlotte was a perfect angel and slept the entire time, I’ll enjoy this while I still can.

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I made it through class modifying any jumping activities and taking it easy on any core work. Oh and I took A LOT of water breaks throughout. I plan on going to class about twice a week…it’s quite the production getting myself and her out the door in the morning!

I also did a Pop Physique DVD this week at home and was able to rest whenever I wanted 🙂 To ease back into the exercises, I did the arm section without weights and did about half of the abdominal section.

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(I love having my little workout buddy with me)

It honestly just feels great to get my muscles working again and get that heart rate up a bit. The doctor took my weight at my appointment this week but I didn’t ask what it was. I honestly don’t care. I know I have some weight to lose but I’m not going to get caught up on a number…I’m just trying to enjoy moving my body again and making sure to get enough rest.

What was the first exercise you did after giving birth?

How do you modify your exercises when coming back from an injury or a long hiatus?

I wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone for the sweet messages and comments regarding the loss of our little boy, Declan. I’m not planning on going in detail about this on the blog, so that’s why I haven’t mentioned it much. We are taking it day by day and thank you all for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers. xo

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15 thoughts on “The Return to Exercise

  1. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Hi Marielle! Charlotte is beautiful. And it’s awesome you went back to some light exercise this week in the stroller class. By the way, I’ve been to a PopPhysique class in person, and it’s one of my favorite barre classes to date. How cool you’ll be teaching a class in the summer as well. And of course, my thoughts are with you and your family during this time. We’re here for you! And love seeing pictures of your gorgeous little girl.

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  2. Marnie @ SuperSmartMama

    Congratulations on your baby girl! She is beautiful! I did Stroller Strides after my first child and met some great mamas that way. I’m doing it a little differently with my second one… I started out with walking with her in a baby carrier, and then when she got bigger, we switched over to walking with her in her carseat (in the stroller). She’s growing slowly, but I can’t wait to take the adapter off the jogger stroller and just put her right in the stroller so that she can see the world!

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