Archive for the ‘walking’ Tag

2nd Week Post Partum

8th day post partum: walking a round this morning I could feel my abdominals pulling in!  Supporting me as I walked with just a little conscious effort on my part. I also climbed up on the shelf in the kitchen no problem. So nice to be mobile again!!!!  did one set of rows and my kegels, and breathing, leg floats, hope to do pushups later and some planks. More walking later in the day from Atlantic Avenue to home, definitely feeling like my body is doing too much actually, need to rest more tomorrow.  9:00 pm did a second set of rows, 2 sets of pushups and shoulder flys

9th day post partum: planks with Mateo, just playing, wrestling and flying airplane with Mateo is enough exercise. He really is a workout! We also did a few pirouettes. Mateo has a beautiful pirouette!  Very graceful. Walked 15 minutes briskly followed by another 10 minute walk both while carrying Lupe (in the Moby wrap, baby wearing at it’s best).

10th day post partum: walked from Bergen street subway to LICH (15 minutes) then from LICH to Dumbo (25 minutes) ran a couple errands and carried Lupe at the same time.  Late in day did pushups, rows, shoulder flys (2 sets each), and some planks. Went to local playground with both kids, had to chase Mateo as he ran away to the train store, no fun.

11th day post partum: sick still, sore throat getting progressively worse, had it since before Lupe was born, I need more sleep!  walked locally in neighborhood and wrestled with Mateo some.

12th day post partum:  rested as much as I could with Lupe.

13th day post partum: walked 4 ten minute walks in the neighborhood, wearing Lupe in the Moby wrap. Carrying a very heavy birthday cake for one of the 10 minute walks. Lot’s of house cleaning (still have sore throat and low grade fever, need more sleep)

14th day post partum:  Cleaned up toys, short trip to park and back in the rain. Did two sets of pushups, rows and one set of shoulder flys, leg floats (double leg this time), other abdominal stabilizing, stretches, plank and side plank. Began doing kegels again.

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Week 39 Continued, sick, and birthed a baby!

Well, I didn’t do as planned: writing each day. I also didn’t exercise much. I came down with a cold beginning on Tuesday night. Wednesday, Day 2, I walked 15 minutes brisk then I can’t remember the rest. Must have headed to a park somewhere, local I think. Day 3 cancelled all work since I was sick, but did walk 25 minutes to Atlantic avenue . Day 4 still sick, light walking in Museum of Natural History and carried Mateo home from the subway 2 blocks.  Day 5: Still sick, coughing, not sleeping well went where? Must have walked somewhere… Oh yeah, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, a bit in lower Manhattan and then later home from Brooklyn Heights, Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, still having sore throat.  Day 6: went to park (10 minutes each way) and was having a change in contractions, deeper and more intense. Labor was short and extremely painful and super intense.  But it was no where near as physically exhausting as my first labor which lasted 36 hours. This one was less than 12 from the change in contractions in the morning around 8:30 am until it became time to call the midwife for reassurance that this really might be true labor at 1:00 PM to calling her around 4:30 saying it is maybe time to think about coming to her arriving at 5:45 when it was really excrutiating but I could still communicate fine and felt fine between contractions and then it was fast, intense, physical and rough until Ana Lupe was born at 6:36PM. Crazy short! 

Ana Lupe

Ana Lupe

Day 7: activity: some stair climbing and putting Mateo on my shoulders to flip down, oh and I’m still sick… 

So, I had planned on staying active until my daughter was born, but I didn’t because of being sick. I’m a bit disappointed about that, but that is how it went and all is well.

Week 31 – the hard to breathe week

Day 1:  6:00 am  15 minute brisk walk, run to park and one loop around Cadman Plaza park. I can no longer keep up with my client, I’m just too winded too easily with the extra 23 pounds I’m carrying and the Braxton Hicks contractions are very noticeable, they went away when I slowed down, hate to slow down, but it’s only for a couple more months and then running without a belly can begin again. I did two sets of lunges and one set of bench pushups. Ran back 5 minutes.  

7:25   30 minute moderate walk, some stretches

8:25 15 minute brisk walk

Walked around the Museum of Modern Art, carried Mateo from F train station at York street home. Really difficult with all the stairs!  

Day 2:  8:45 am  15 minute brisk walk

11:30 am taught Sling Your Baby™  dance class. Felt good to move in a dance way, but winded!

5:30 pm ran up and down the hall kicking a ball for about 15 minutes or more.

Day 3: 7:00 am  25 minute moderate walk, 40 minute moderate walk, leg stretches,  

8:25 am 15 min. brisk walk

11:30   30 minute brisk walk with stroller, Mateo on scooter.

2:00 30 minute walk with Mateo sleeping in stroller.

5:45 Mateo on scooter and me walking briskly to keep up with him, 10 minutes to park, threw rocks into the water and walked across rocks — good balance exercise, much climbing on the playground equipment and sliding down slides, 10 minute walk back with more balance work while walking on the train tracks that can still be found in our neighborhood streets.

Day 4:   6:45 am –15 minute brisk walk, short run to Columbia Heights hill, one run down and up – definitely a rating of 9 on a scale of one to ten with ten being extremely hard, I was completely out of breath, but it only took about 2 minutes to recover, so not so bad – did two sets of lunges and 2 sets of wall pushups, 10 minute run back, leg stretches.

9:35 am – very brisk 30 minute walk – felt good to do even after the early morning activity.

11:45 am – moderate walk about 20 minutes

Later in day various sprints to catch Mateo, some activity putting together a bookshelf. So winded just all the time, the uterus is squishing my diaphragm muscle and I can’t even sit relaxed or it gets squished and I can’t breathe.

Day 5 : light walking

Day 6: more walking, moderate not very long distances, flew a kite

Day 7:  15 minute walk brisk, 25 minute walk brisk, two more 10 minute walks, stretching,

Week 12, Day 4

8:12 — 25 minutes moderate walking

11:35 — 20 minutes brisk walking

2:00 — 20 minutes moderate walking

Week 12, Day 1

6:00 am 15 min brisk walk. Did not run due to rainy weather.

7:15 am 10 minute walk, leisurely.

7:30 am 40 minute walk, leg stretch.

8:25 am 13 minute brisk walk, followed by 18 minutes super brisk walk while pushing stroller through the rain. Followed by 10 minutes brisk walk.

10:10 am — 10 minute brisk walk.

11:00 am –30 minutes walk with one 5 minute break.

Pedometer: 16838 steps

4:00 pm — Walk to Cadman Plaza park followed by playing with toddlers and a bit of scootercise. (When does Mateo qualify as a preschooler instead of a toddler? He hasn’t been toddling since he was about one…) Walk home with a bit of carrying scooter and Mateo.

Pedometer total: 20038 steps  (tired at end of day, but good tired)

Oh, at the doctors yesterday, the doctor said that the baby was looking bigger than the 12 weeks, so they said it was really 13 weeks. I’ll leave my log the way it is with the dates and just look forward to a 29 week pregnancy instead of 40 weeks….

Week 11, Day 7

Writing this, again, 5 days late:  Did not wear pedometer. Walked in Manhattan various, not too much, maybe 4000 steps total.

2:45 left to teach Creative Movement class. Lot’s of movement, dancing, balancing, jumping and walzing while carrying 4 different kids (one at a time), the lightest was 26 pounds. The rest were 30 plus pounds.  After class did a bit of the toddler partnering from Toss Your Toddler, including Shoulder stand, where Mateo balances on my shoulders — good whole body stabilizing. Carried the 26 pounder and his scooter about 10 minutes after class.

Week 11, Day 2

This is being written on Week 11, Day 6, I’m a bit behind:

Activity that I remember doing: 8:00 moderate 15 minute walk, more moderate walking, 12:00 brisk 10 minute walk. 12:45 brisk 15 minute walk. No pedometer…

Week 10, Day 1

Forgot pedometer: 7:00 am moderate walk 25 minutes, 

7:30 am, moderate walk 40 minutes

8:25 brisk walk 10 minutes

8:35- 1:00 various moderate to leisurely walking

Week 9, Day 7

8:50 am — Brisk 15 minute walk

10:05– brisk walk with errands, 25 minutes

Pedometer: 5405 steps

Toss Your Toddler class cancelled due to no participants, but did 10 minute of fun dancing and jumping with Mateo, plus various walking.

Pedometer: 11732 Steps

Week 9, Day 4

6:30 am – 11:30 am Various walking, some kegels. Pedometer: 9043 Steps

3:30 -6:00 Walking and some scootercise. Pedometer: 13672