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Getting stronger

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A large part of the workout program I am doing is about strength training. It is so crazy to think how much weaker I was 3 weeks ago. There were some lifts that the heaviest I could do was 5 lbs! But now 3 weeks later I am lifting 12 lbs! (per hand I might add) My sweet baby boy is a nice big healthy 20 lbs and he was so heavy to me when I started this program. I absolutely had to use a nursing pillow to be able to feed him right because my arms were just to weak to hold him for as long as he needed to be able to nurse. But now with all my weight training I can actually hold him up just using my arms with out a pillow if I have to!

My flexibility is improving too. Before I had a really hard time squatting down to play with my kiddos on the floor but now I have no trouble doing that either! I am getting less and less out of breath walking and I can even wear my son or daughter in the ergo carrier for longer than 30 minutes if I need to. It is going to take time I know but it is so very nice to be able to feel the changes in myself. I love being able to carry the heavy grocery bags in from the car by myself if I need to. Who knows maybe someday I could even try to enter a fitness competition or something to that extent ^_^ only time and hard work will tell.
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  • no profile photo WINTERPARKS33
    Yes - strength training makes you feel so strong and good! All the best.
    1990 days ago
    Good for you!!

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    1993 days ago
  • LARABY34
    Now that is what I call getting healthier! You totally deserve to enjoy the results in more ways as you have been pushing it every day. You are going to have to set another goal as you are going to blow past you initial one months early. emoticon
    1993 days ago
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