Sneaking exercise in – Introducing Val’s Weekly Challenge

Hi mamis!

I have a confession to make….I haven’t been working out. My chichos are no smaller thanks to not working out consistently and not watching what I eat (Girl Scout cookies are a killer). So instead of beating myself up about it, I have decided to look for ways to add exercise into my normal everyday activities (aside from recommitting to working out 3x a week at home). I have come up with a weekly challenge designed to make me move more, sweat more and burn those pesky calories that have crept up on me.

So without further delay:

Val’s Weekly Challenge is on!

Week 1’s challenge is…STAIRS…no elevator for a week (or longer if you want to really commit). I hope my fellow mamis join me…at the very least your booty will get a lift!

No Elevators

Stylish Stairs

187 Fitness Customized Workouts! *Mami Rave*

I’m sore. Really sore. Even my scalp is sore…and boy do I LOVE it! I’m on week 2 of my customized fitness and nutrition plan designed by 187 Fitness (or as he is more commonly known “the greatest trainer in the world”…I’m not kidding.). Every week I get a new set of toning routines to do at home (cost: $50 a month plus free consultation), and I add yoga or cardio (dancing or a zumba tape) to get a complete workout. I eat healthfully, drink copious amounts of water and boom!!!! My tummy and arms are tightening up. My legs are less jiggly, I’m not winded going up 2 flights of stairs when I’m headed to my lactation room. It’s a really good feeling when you notice your body snapping back into shape.

What’s important to note is that you should ease back into working out very slowly. If you do too much too soon, you’ll probably injure yourself or add to an already high exhaustion level, and in some cases all those extra hormones released when you work out might actually change the flavor of your milk..leading to your baby refusing the breast. Nothing…not even 6 pack abs is worth that!!!

So remember….TAKE IT EASY and if you live in NYC or surrounding areas and want a workout plan that’s tailored to your specifics needs and wants, contact 187 Fitness!