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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