Typically I have a pretty strong workout routine. Early morning spin sessions at Rocket Cycle two to three times per week. Pre-work personal trainer once per week. Occasional circuit classes on Saturdays at Track Fitness and Health.
One of the best parts about my early morning spin routine was that Carlie and I did it together – it was our time with no electronics beeping, or interruptions. It was the best way to start the day, full of energy, and the instructors at Rocket are the best of the best.
Me at the gym trying to use my iPhone
But, two weeks before Haddie was born Carlie stopped working out. Out of solidarity to her *read: pure laziness* I decided to stop as well – cold turkey. No spins. No trainer. No circuit. In addition to not working out, we’ve been ordering in more and generally not being healthy. I don’t know how much weight I’ve gained over the past 2 months, but I feel awful.
All that laziness stopped this morning with a solo trip to Rocket Cycle, and it felt amazing (thanks for an awesome class Dana!) I’m back to trainer tomorrow morning, and back to my routine. Don’t worry, Carlie was passed last week by the doctor for working out again, and the first thing she did was head over to her trainer straight from the doctor.
Having a newborn is a total shift in routine, and an easy excuse to not take care of yourself. But, I knew deep down inside that if I didn’t push myself to that 6am class this morning, I wasn’t going back for a long time.
So, if you are a new parent, or a seasoned parent, and have left your health to the side – get back on it. Stop using the baby as an excuse to not take care of yourself. You can do it.