Crazy for Cathe!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Yesterday was my first Cathe workout since having my baby 5 weeks ago. I did a few Cathe workouts during my pregnancy but not to the extend that I did prior to getting pregnant. I chose to start back by doing 40 mins of Drill Max which is one of my favorite fitness dvds. I LOVE this workout!! I used to be able to get through the dvd, tired, sweaty and feeling good but yesterday just the warm up KILLED ME!!! LOL!!
It was obvious within the first 10 mins that I was NOT the same Jen I was 10 months ago and I have a LONG way to go in order to get back to where I used to be. During the second drill Cathe has a pushup set that include core pushups along with dive bombers. I used to love these . Well, yesterday I struggled to make it through just TWO dive bombers!!! I did a total of 32 pushups yesterday but these really worked me hard. I need to make it a goal to work on these each week as I really do feel they work the entire core along with the arms.
I am now ordering Cathe's new Cardio dvds as I think they will add an extra MUCH NEEDED boost to my fitness regimen. I have seen such wonderful results with her dvds in the past and I am hoping the new set will be no exception. I also have her STS series and I am debating when to start as it is an advanced system and I have not lifted hard and heavy since August, before I was pregnant. It is similar to P90X which I loved so I am hoping it will help me regain my tone.
In terms of the weight loss, I am quite certain that loosing these last few pounds are going to require a great deal of work. I am not weighing much these days. Instead I am focusing on my monthly challenge and how my clothes fit.
Yesterday for a moment I felt really down. I felt as if I would never see the fit Jen that I worked so hard to become. I was remembering what it felt like walking on the treadmill back in 2006, 70 pounds heavier and so out of shape. I was so depressed thinking I would never loose my weight and get back to where I was in college. I now need to remember that I am not my best right now not because of laziness or anything but because I just had a baby. It is ok to recover and take things slow, in fact it is better. I do not want to rush into trying to become something I am not at this moment. It will come in time and I will be back racing and tearing up those workouts!!
Out for a workout with my girl!!!