It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post and thought it was time to check in! As many of you know this year has been an exciting one for me. My amazing daughter Noa joined our family June 14th which was the best day of my life! She is more than I could have ever asked for and I’m stoked to be a mommy!
That being said, things have definitely changed when it comes to free-time and me-time. As you all know, I’m a health nut so not having as much time to go to the gym has really turned my world upside down! I think I wanted to write this post to give all of those new mommas out there some hope!
I’m fortunate enough to have an amazing, supportive husband that will watch our baby if I absolutely need to get to the gym. When I can’t get there I do CrossFit workouts at home that only require my body weight and I run with the babes in the stroller. Obviously, my goal right now is to get my core strength back to where it was, so CrossFit workouts are my go-to. The only equipment you might possibly need is a kettle bell and a jump rope. There are so many different combinations you can try that will make you feel sore and satisfied about your workout for the day. The best part about the workouts is that they take no more than 20 minutes! Easy to do when the baby is down for a nap.
I can happily say that I was back to pre-pregnancy weight within 6 months and I’m honestly feeling stronger than ever. I guess I have Mommy-Power now! In hindsight, I don’t think I could have reached my goal though without my Chiropractic visits. My low back was so overworked from carrying that baby so I knew I needed quite a few adjustments to get everything back to where it needed to be. This helped greatly with my workouts!
If any of you reading this would love some tips about what I’ve been eating or what kinds of workouts to do please feel free to contact me via our work email or set up an appointment with the office.
Katanah Grossman Olson DC, CCSP