First session with the trainer - done. I'm sore already - how am I going to feel tomorrow? Ouch! But in a good kinda way.;-)
It was really great to get back into strength training. My abs are in fact non-existent at the moment, and my quads/hamstrings are super-weak as well. Arms felt okay - but that's probably because I've been lugging my ever-growing baby girl around quite a lot.
The trainer and I came up with a cardio and strength training plan for the next couple of weeks, and I'm looking forward to it!
There is some disappointing news, though. He doesn't think that I should continue with the C25K program until I've lost some more weight. He's worried that I might get a minor injury right now (muscles still recovering from post-pregnancy state, etc.) - and then I'd be out of commission for a long time. Good point. My naturopath had also suggested that I hold off on running until I'm about 6 months post-partum.
I have mixed feelings about this. I'm reaaaaally disappointed. I was really looking forward to that 10K. And there's still a possibility that I can do it - but it might be hard, if I don't start training soon. At the same time, I'd rather listen to the people who seem to know best, and my body will probably thank me for it in the long run.
So running is on hold for now. But I'm holding out for the weight training combined with cardio plan working out for me. And then maybe I can resume running in a few weeks.
I really felt like my "old self" this morning, when I was training. I focussed on "me" the whole time, and really pushed myself hard. I was watching myself in the mirror, and started to visualize my better body. Yes, it was hard to see lots of jiggly flab everywhere. But with each lift of the bicep, and each attempt at those gruelling crunches, my body is moving towards a better state. And that makes me feel great.
Stomach is grumbling - time for lunch! On the menu? Delicious Apple Fennel soup with a multigrain breaded sandwich with fresh pesto, avocado, roasted portabello mushrooms, and arugula. Can't say that I had time to make that! It's from a local sandwich shop next door. Either way - I hope it's yummy.