Strength Training

A few weeks ago I had a really sore back.  REALLY sore.  I couldn’t even walk right at work.  People were saying “Are you ok?” and I thought “Yeah, I just have a really sore back and I don’t know why.”

Later on in the day I figured out exactly why I had a sore back…I was throwing Sierra up and down a dozen times as she was laughing hysterically.

I remember when Vero first told me she was pregnant with Sierra…I hopped on the elliptical with the idea of ‘getting in shape’.  I didn’t want to be in a position in my life where I couldn’t do certain things with my kids.  Sure enough, I lost a bunch of weight but I never really did anything to increase my strength.  I didn’t notice that it was an issue at first considering it’s not really hard to take care of someone under thirty pounds for a few years!

Fast forward to three years later and clearly it’s starting to become an issue!

Andre has really great taste in t-shirts

I contacted my pal Andre with my dilemma…help me get to a point where I can lift my kid up a dozen times without being in pain for three days afterwards!

The key with any type of exercise is finding something that you don’t mind doing.  I hate jogging.  But I love walking!  So I walk.  I also really enjoy the elliptical.  So Andre figured out some interval training I could do with the elliptical which is fantastic.

A week and a half into scapular pushups, squats, lunges, etc etc etc and I’m finally not sore after a workout.  🙂  We’ll see how long this keeps up.  I have a feeling the goal of not being sore while throwing kids up into the air will keep me wanting to be fit the rest of my life.

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