I saw the doctor on Friday and got the all clear for exercise. I had already been hauling the double stroller around on walks the last few weeks, which was helping me to not feel completely sedentary.
Truthfully though, I'm so ready for this. I know I wrote the same post when I was cleared after Rowan, but then I did a horrible job remaining consistent with movement. It's a tired song, really. I go back to work, life gets really crazy and the first thing to hit the deck is always my working out. But after five years that brought (failed) fertility treatments and then eventually two long awaited pregnancies and births (in less than two years), it feels like it is time to make me a priority too. I'd like to feel fit and strong again and I'd like to maintain it this time. Id like to set a good example for our little people and I'd love us to be a fit family and to always enjoy being active together.
I'm refraining from grand gestures or complicated schedules of what workout happens when and instead? I am just going to try to move. One day at a time. Running when I can, trying to mix in strength and stretching work when I can. And I will see where that leads.
I started today with a little neighborhood jog. It felt good. Here's to fitness and to making good on promises to ourselves.