Goodbye November, hello December! November has been a month not to forget. Oh, wait, I will probably forget most of it because of our sweet newborn we have at home. Thing 4 turned 1 month old. She had her first ride in both the triple jogging stroller and the single jogging stroller. She went on her first hike. She also went on her first run in the stroller. The best part about it all is that she did great on all of it making this momma super happy that she could get out and exercise.
Out on a walk to get the mail
I didn’t have any goals set for November because, well, I have newborn. Babies are such unpredictable creatures. I also wasn’t sure how my body was going to feel. Lastly, her first week home was the time of the month when I usually set my goals and I was a little pre occupied.With all that said, I am happy to say that I was able to run/walk/hike 32 miles.
My little running buddy
I have big plans for December that will help me not to gain any holiday weight.
1. Run/walk at least 50 miles. I hope to actually get in more miles than that, but with the colder weather coming and my tiny tot, I want to be realistic. There are going to be days it just doesn’t happen.
2. Hit all of my daily strength training sessions. I have divided and simplified my strength training so that I can lift in about 15 minutes a day, because right now that is all have time to do.
3. Stretch daily. Towards the end of my pregnancy it was really uncomfortable and difficult to get a good stretch in, thus I have list some flexibility. It is time to start getting it back. My goal is to spend 5-10 minutes daily, while playing with Thing 4, stretching.
4. Complete the 31 day guns, buns and ab challenge. Each day I am going to complete a certain number of squats and push ups, as well as a holding a plank for a certain amount of time. I’ve done this before and it only takes a few minutes a day to start seeing results.
Thing 4’s first hike
When I complete all my goals I am going to reward myself. There are a few things I have my eye on. I am hoping that even with the chaos that comes with the holidays and a newborn that I can keep myself motivated. While I may be at my pre pregnancy weight, things are not quiet as toned as they used to be.