Friday, September 13, 2013

Getting Back in Shape

Before Timo came, I did some research on various mom groups and clubs in the area I could join and I came across Stroller Strides. It's a fitness/ exercise group of moms who bring their babies and toddlers in strollers and get fit doing lunges and other exercises that incorporate the stroller. There are subsidiary meet ups with this group that run and also just get together for coffee and walks. I've met several moms but haven't really connected with any of them yet. Overall the moms are older than me and/or super duper serious about sleep schedules, homemade cleaning products, using earth friendly diapers and organic food. I mostly just listen to everyone talk all about their babies. It can be hard to get a word in sometimes. Especially with Ruth. 

 Ruth is an older British woman who runs the whole thing. She talks a mile a minute, tends to ramble, and is hard to listen to after a while. She has one son, an 8 and a half year old  that she brought and pushed around in a stroller until school recently started. She also shared that she breast fed him until he was 3 years old. The other moms aren't quite so..."Ruth" but I end up talking to Ruth most since she tends to focus her exercise and running coaching on me since I'm the newest member. Let's just say, I'd like for someone else to join so I can get some one on one time with the other moms. 

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays we run (with strollers). On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we do stroller fitness. We meet at 9:30 in the morning downtown Danville and do various exercises while singing nursery songs to our babies in the stroller. It's a little dorky and embarrassing when other people walk by. But the little ones seem to like it. Even my Timo, the youngest one (and the cutest :P) was smiling. 

However, sometimes I see other young moms walk by with their strollers and coffee, chatting to each other and staring at us singing and hoping around and I think "I'd rather be hanging out with those guys. This is lame." But oh we'll! It's better than nothing! 

The good news is, at 10 weeks, I'm back to my pre pregnancy weight! But, my pants still don't fit which is a bummer. Apparently this happens to everyone and after having a baby your body changes shape (aka widens). I'll add that to the list of things people don't tell you. I'll probably do a post on that topic eventually. 

I've signed up for a 5k in October that I'll run with the other moms. My first 20 minute continuous run is tomorrow morning. Wish me luck! 

1 comment:

  1. Did I send you the info about the girdles? I am totally buying one. You still have time (have to wear the first 6 months after pregnancy) to help with that widening!