Archive for the ‘Brisk walk’ Tag

5th Week Post Partum and back to part time work

Sunday: Nothing of significance. Gained one pound after the inactivity of the weekend and all the eating. Such hunger when nursing; I had forgotten how much hunger there is with breastfeeding, much more than when pregnant.

Monday: While baby wearing Lupe, two 15 minute walks and two 10 minute walks.

Tuesday: Back to work! 6:05 AM 10 minute brisk walk, ran 2 hills, one set pushups,  1 set lunges, and 10 minute run.7:15  35 minute walk.  8:15  15 minute brisk walk. Later in day three 10 minute walks and one 15 minute walk all while carrying Lupe.

Wednesday: 2 sets of pushups (5/7 on toes), 2 sets one arm rows.  25 minute walk (carrying Lupe and pushing stroller).One 10 minute walk followed by a 15 minute walk.

Thursday: 15 minute brisk walk followed by 5 minute run to Cadman Plaza (2 loops around park), 5 minute run (total 30 minutes), stretch for legs. 7:15 AM 30 minute walk, leg stretches. 8:15 AM 15 minute brisk walk.  Later in day two 10 minute walks to Cadman plaza carrying Lupe and pushing stroller.

Friday: 6:15 AM 15 minute brisk walk. Later total of four 10 minute walks and one 15 minute walk, most of them while carrying Lupe.

Saturday: Scootercise! 1 hour and 10 minutes run while Mateo rode his scooter. Did two sets of jumping jacks (too soon, I need to do more Kegels to get those muscles strong again!), two sets of lunges. 35 minutes of the time was really running, the other half was jogging and being “pulled’ or pulling Mateo on his scooter. In the evening I did Kegels and some abdominal strengthening still focusing on visualizing the diastasis closing.

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4th Week Post Partum

Sunday:  10 minute walk to park and back. Some light wrestling with the preschooler and housework.

Monday:  20 minute run to and around Cadman Plaza park. My pelvis bones started to feel loose and my abdominal muscles got very tired since I was focusing on pulling them in and keeping the Kegel muscles actively engaged to support the run. Did only two loops since my body said that was enough and I’m happy I listened to my body.

Tuesday: while lying in bed I did Kegels and abdominal scoops (belly button to spine while visualizing the diastasis closing). 3 sets of pushups with 5 on my toes and rest of 10 repetitions on my knees, 2 sets of one arm rows, shoulder fly for front, back and side with rotation, knee floats with deep concentration in abdominal muscles and I can really feel it working when I really focus; that is what will make the difference in the long run, the focus and depth of the abdominal work.

Wednesday: 20 minute run in the morning. Later in day 25 minute walk to Atlantic Avenue and 25 minute walk home.

Thursday: cleaned and later in day Kegels, knee floats and abdominal stabilization.

Friday: 40 minute run cardio (25 minute run and walk 15 minutes), 2 sets of push ups (5 on toes for each set), 2 sets of one arm rows (increased weight to 11 pounds), knee floats and double knee floats

Saturday: Nothing

Week 14

Week 14, Day 1

7:05  20 minute walk

7:35  35 minute walk

8:25  35 minute walking and errands

10:30  20 minutes run/walk while pushing stroller

Week 14, Day 2

8:45 brisk walk 15 minutes,

10:45  30 minute brisk walk and haggle with dry cleaners over how to iron the shirts and cost

11:30   30 minutes ballet barre, inversion, pushups, one arm rows, stretch

12:00  run around with Mateo, running, walking across blocks, and jumping- big jumps, 

1:00  15 minute walk

Week 14, Day 3

7:05 20 minute walk

7:30 40 minute walk slow/moderate

8:25 15 minute brisk walk

12:30 in store sprinting to catch Mateo and Evander (probably 5 minutes, but it felt like 10)

5:30 15 min walk in rain while carrying Mateo

Week 14, Day 4

6:00 15 minute brisk walk

7:10 10 minutes brisk walk, rest 5 minutes, then another 10 minute brisk walk

8:30 10 minute brisk walk

10:15 ran errands and walked home 45 minutes

Week 14, Day 5

Various stretching, downward dogs, tunnels, camel, pelvic lifts, headstand, planks, side planks with Mateo stretching and doing tunnels. About 30 minutes.

Week 14, Day 6

Not sure if this is when it occurred, but I believe so, I haven’t found it recorded elsewhere and I know I ran loops in Cadman Plaza later in the week: stair workout 30 minutes, 5 minute stepping alternate with bounding up the steps 2 at a time 4 rounds of 9 bounds.

Week 14, Day 7

15 minute brisk walk, 1 hour doing errands (40 minutes total walking), 15 minute walk pushing stroller,(rest hour) 15 minutes pushing stroller again

Week 13

So, I have been lax about inputting the data over the last almost 4 weeks (week 17 starts tomorrow); I have continued to record the data though. I will continue with weekly entries instead of daily. I also have slacked on the wearing of the pedometer. I will recommence the pedometer when I return from vacation mid January.

Week 13, Day 1 —

6:00 am : Brisk walk

6:20 25 minute run , 3 loops around Cadman Plaza  and leg stretches

7:10 am 15 minute brisk walk

7:35 40 minute walk

8:25 15 minute brisk walk

Pedometer: 13, 185 steps

10:45 -12:00 moderate /leisurely walkto and around parks

Pedometer: 15, 717 Steps

Later in day crawling through Fresh Direct box tunnels with toddler.

Week 13, Day 2

8:45 brisk 15 minute walk

11:30 – 12:00 pushups, one arm rows, Barre, inversion, stretches

12:00 -12:30 – run, chase, dance, jump, fall with Mateo

Steps: 8902

Week 13, Day 3

6:00 am 15 minute brisk walk

6:20-6:40 run (2 hills)

7:30 30 minute moderate walk

8:30 15 minute brisk walk

3:30 Some walking, some carrying Mateo, then 10 minutes carrying Mateo in Ergo

Week 13, Day 4

12 minute brisk walk, followed by 8 minute brisk walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk.

Pedometer total for two days: 18,000 Steps

Week 13, Day 5

Mopped house, moderate walking, and additional 20 minute moderate walk

Week 13, Day 6

Laundry, dishes etc.

Week 13, Day 7

15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 8 minute brisk, 10 minute brisk walk

12:00 16 minute brisk walk

2:30 15 minute brisk walk carrying Mateo

3:15 Creative Movement class

5:00 15 minute brisk walk carrying Mateo

Week 12, Day 7

6:45 am Brisk walk to train 5 min, 10 min brisk walk to client

10:15 – 10:30 brisk walk

Pedometer: 7711 Steps

2:45 walk and scootercise 15 minutes

3:15 taught Creative Movement class for preschoolers

 4000 additional steps plus class activity.

total: 11711 Steps plus class

Week 10, Day 4

6:00 AM  15 minute brisk walk

6:15 AM 25 minute run (4 Columbia Heights hills and promenade), light leg stretches

7:10 AM 15 minute brisk walk

8:25 AM 15 minute brisk walk plus various short walks

11:30 AM 35 minutes brisk walking plus errands

Pedometer total: 14315