A couple of links that I have added to my favourites to review and refer back to.
So my instructor was the second person I told in real life, after my husband, and she was probably more excited than him! I didn't tell her at 5am though. ;)
Two classes in, and I'm fine for now. She's happy for me to carry on attending, though I guess that could change after 16 weeks when I'm not supposed to spend extended periods on my back.
I had been thinking of starting a blog to record my progress with 2013 health goals.
With the discovery on 9 January that I am pregnant with my second child, these goals have changed slightly!
I shall confess that No 1 is the perennial stopping smoking. I wasn't a heavy smoker, and smoked about four a day through the week, double that on a weekend day, though double that again if the weekend involved a drink!
Obviously it is a given that I have stopped now, and I am pleased that I had had a few days head start this time round.
No 2 is to perform an unassisted chin-up. I'm not sure how feasible that is now, as I wasn;t all that close and my body weight is only going to increase. We shall see!
No 3 is to reduce my body fat %. Again, I think my body is going to go against me on this one! My experience of pregnancy and breastfeeding is that I had a massive drop in body fat % only once I stopped feeding when my daughter was around 17 months old.
No 4 is to run my local 10k in May in less than an hour. Right now, I'd still like to run it but am not worried about a PB!
So No 5 is the new goal - to have a fit and healthy pregnancy and labour!!
Since April 2012, I've been a member of a gym close to my work. I see a PT once a week to work on weight training, attend Pilates 1-2 a week and do one Boxercise class.
These mainly lunchtime sessions are my time to myself, and keep me sane. I try to do 4-5 sessions a week, so also do intervals on the treadmill. During the warmer months, I was running out towards East London and getting some fresh air!
As I'm home with a toddler, it's a different type of activity at the weekend. Walks are linked to her stamina not mine, though we used to go out on my bike when the weather was warmer.
I try to get one outside run a week, though as that's easier to fit in at the weekend, it doesn't always happen if life gets in the way!
I badly sprained my left ankle in September 2012 but after working with a physio and my PT, I am fully rehabilitated (though behind on my running goals).
Just a normal working mum, interested in being strong and fit as I head into my late 30s