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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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Week 23- Week 27

Where have I been for the last 5 weeks? Here and sick and not recording my physical activity in great detail. (See Two months later… in my other blog: Lynne’s Fitness Adventures.)

Week 23

Day 1-Day 5  Stomach flu, very little to no activity. Day 2  I did record 7000 steps. 

Day 6 4000 steps during 30 minutes run/walk. 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park.

Day 7  walking to Brooklyn Heights, pushups and running and playing with Mateo for Creative Movement class,

Week 24

Day 1   7:05- 8:45 Usual 20 minute moderate walk, followed by 45 minute leisurely walk, followed by 14 minute walk with some jogging.  Pedometer only read 3000 steps at end of day, I wonder if it is working correctly as my belly has gotten bigger?

Day 2  Fifteen minute brisk walk, ran and two loops around Cadman Plaza Park, 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute walk, push ups and rows 2 sets each. some stretching

Day 3: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 35 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. Playground with Mateo  10,000 Steps, so pedometer still works some.

Day 4:  Brisk walking 15, 10, 10, 20 minutes.

Day 5: nothing other than walking

Day 6: Long walk, 1 set each push ups and rows.

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, Taught Creative Movement class so lots of running, jumping, rolling, some commando crawling instead of slithering, downward dogs.

Week 25

Day 1: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 45 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. climbed up and down stairs in our building with Mateo, chased him around apartment and in lobby, so an actual interval type workout with sprints.

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park. 15 minute brisk walk.

Day 3: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 35 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. Playground with Mateo, some walking, some sprinting.

Day 4 -Day 5: Sick. 

Day 6: Still sick, lots of cleaning and long walk to Atlantic Avenue and back 1 hour walking,plus 30 minutes shopping. pushed stroller each way.

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, 20 minute walk home. Carried Mateo in the Ergo 12 minutes taught Creative Movement class, carried Mateo in Ergo 12 minutes home.

Week 26 

Day 1: Stayed home, cleaned and played with Mateo

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute brisk walk,don’t know if I did anything or not in the afternoon

Day 3: Unknown

Day 4: 15 minute brisk walk, ran to hill, 1 hill, 2 sets lunges, ran back to clients house, 10 minute brisk walk, 20 minute brisk walk.

Day 5:  Long walk to Fort Greene Park

Day 6: Unknown

Day 7:  15 minute brisk walk, 2 loops in Cadman Plaza Park with client (I rested as he did his second loop and I joined on the third again. I needed to catch my breath. Did one set of bench pushups.) ran back to clients house.  Taught Creative Movement class. Scootercise to class and back.

Week 27 (March 10th)

Day 1: One hour walk with Mateo in Brooklyn Heights.  Run around in apartment with Mateo –around the dining table, around the bookshelves and roared like dinosaurs…

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 20 minute moderate walk, 1 hour 20 minutes additional leisurely walk, more running around the dining table. 

Day 3:  20 minute moderate, 40 minute moderate, 15 minute brisk walks. Carried Mateo in the Ergo: 10, 10, 10, 10 minutes played in children’s museum which involved some sprinting. Wiped out completely afterward. 

Day 4: 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute walk, 15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute walk and 20 minute brisk walk

Day 5: Ran 4 loops around Cadman Plaza Park and there and back! 25 minutes. Did sunsalutations 1 set pushups, 2 sets rows and stretches and felt great!

Day 6: Scootercise to and around Fort Greene Park

Day 7: Foot exercises, taught Creative Movement class, walked home.

Week 15

Week 15, Day 1

7:05 20 minute walk

7:35 30 minute walk

8:30 15 minute walk

Week 15, Day 2

6:00  15 minute walk

6:20-6:45  25 minute run – 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park, 

7:10  20 inute walk 

9:00 shopping and walking home 15 minutes from Brooklyn Heights

(most afternoons in weeks 13, 14, 15 and 16 I did very little physical activity in the afternoons)

Week 15, Day 3

7:05 20 minute walk

7:30 35 minute walk

8:30 15 minute walk

10 minute walk to bus stop, walk around Children’s Museum, 10 minute walk carrying Mateo to get home from bus stop

Week 15, Day 4

6:00 am 15minute brisk walk

6:15 run 30 minutes (3 slow loops), leg stretches

7:10 brisk 10 minute walk and liesruely 10 minute walk

9:00 am brisk 10 min,

10:50 10 minute walk/jog in snow

11:40 brisk 15 minute walk

Week 15, Day 5

Leisurely walk

Week, 15, Day 6

more walking, 20 minute brisk in rain, lifting various boxes and carrying a heavy suitcase downstairs in the elevator

Week 15, Day 7

6:30 20 minute cautious walk due to ice on sidewalks

15 minute more brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk later

Week 6, Day 4 through Week 8, day 7

I’ve broken all my rules over the past two weeks: I haven’t worn the pedometer daily and I haven’t recorded my activity daily, (at least not here, I did record it in my day planner tough). So here is the shortened account of the last two plus weeks. (I was sick and over exhausted, that’s my excuse. The weakened immune system of pregnancy is just no fun!)

Week 6, Day 4: I didn’t record anything, I need to look in my journal….

Day 5: Ran 30 minutes

Day 6: Ran long run over Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges 45 plus minutes, Pedometer later in day: 8200 steps.

Day 7: Brisk walking total 36 minutes in 10 and 8 minute amounts before noon. Taught Toss Your Toddler dance class and various other leisurely walking. Pedometer from noon on: 9710 steps

Week 7, Day 1: Sick — short low energy walk, fever

Day 2: Sick –nothing, fever

Day 3: Mildly better 8000 plus steps, some early am running and scootercise (10 minutes or so total)

Day 4: Brisk 15 minute walk, Ran 4 Columbia Heights hills plus promenade (20-25 minutes) leg stretches, brisk walking 10 min, 10 min, 10 min, 10 min, 15 min.

Day 5: Wiped out and still running low grade fever: Nothing

Day 6: Wiped out, still running low grade fever: Nothing

Day 7: Walking, mostly leisurely

Week 8, Day 1: Leisurely walking 20 minutes, plus errands

Day 2: walking 30 minutes plus 2 sets of 8 pushups on knees

Day 3: Leisurely walk 20 minutes and 20 minutes again, leg stretches, 15 minute brisk walk

Day 4: Brisk 15 minute walk, ran 3 Columbia Heights hills and promenade. 11 minutes brisk walk/run, leg stretches.

Day 5: leisurely walking around MOMA museum

Day 6: Nothing of significance

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, 25 minute run (3 loops around Cadman Plaza), leg stretches, 10 brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 10 minute leisurely walk, 8 minute brisk walk, more walking with stroller pushing (10 min brisk). Tomorrow I start the pedometer again!!!!! Afternoon: 30 minutes of Toss Your Toddler with Mateo leading class, lots of running, jumping, crawling, some pushups and stretches. Discovered pedometer is dead, at least hopefully just the battery.

Sunday, ran again

Ran later in the day, after eating breakfast 9:45am. Did 3 mile then walked about 1 mile more. Did leg stretching and 1 set low, but not on the ground pushups (maybe 10 -12 inches off ground). 

Pedometer: 6442 Steps

Fort Greene park, play and walk and some tennis. Carried 25 pounds of sleeping Mateo.

Pedometer: 13310 Steps

Thursday

6:00am – 15 min. brisk walk, 3 loops Cadman Plaza park – running, light stretching for legs

7:30 am – 50 minute walk moderate pace

8:25 am – 15 minute super brisk walk

Pedometer: 12836 Steps

9:10 am walk to train then across Park Slope

10:00 am taught Toss Your Toddler class – didn’t wear pedometer

12:50 pm Pedometer: 16497 steps.

7:15 pm more walking

Pedometer total for day: 18,600 steps