Today, I’m sharing my postpartum workout routine in full detail. was SO ready to get back to working out regularly after having Milo. Before I was pregnant, working out was really important to me. I had a tough pregnancy, so I definitely didn’t keep up with working out, especially at the end. I tried to do yoga and walk on the treadmill frequently but couldn’t do Peloton rides or anything high intensity at all.
When I got cleared to work out 6 weeks after giving birth, I was just not ready yet. I definitely wanted to get back in shape, but I just didn’t have the energy or the time. First, I started going on walks. I knew I could get serious about working out once the holidays were over and we moved. We have a gym in the new house, which is so incredibly convenient. We already had a Peloton bike and treadmill, but we’ve recently bought a stair master and rower.
I started my workout routine 4 weeks ago, when I was 19 weeks postpartum. The first week, I started off slow with 2 beginner High Intensity workouts (via the SWEAT app) and 2 Peloton bike rides. It was SO tough getting back on the bike and even more difficult doing high intensity stuff again. The second week I added a 15 minute warmup on the treadmill before my 2 High Intensity workouts, Last week, the third week, I added one Pilates workout AND a walk outside on one of my “off” days for a total of 6 active days out of 7. Now that we have a stair master and a rower, I’ll alternate those with the treadmill for my warmups.
I can feel my body changing and getting back into shape and it feels SO good. It will be a LONG road in terms of losing the baby weight (20-25 lbs…I gained a total of 35 and lost about 10 from giving birth) but it feels amazing to be active again. Working out each day gives me so much more energy overall. Something that really helps to motivate me is having activewear that FITS. Below, I’m sharing all of my favorite new pieces.
My current workout routine
- Monday: 30 minute Groove ride on the Peloton
- Tuesday: 20 minute warmup on the treadmill, rower, or stair master + Upper Body High Intensity workout in the SWEAT app
- Wednesday: 1 mile walk outside + Pilates workout (via The Pilates Class app)
- Thursday: 1 mile walk outside (active rest day)
- Friday: 30 minute Groove ride on the Peloton
- Saturday: 20 minute warmup on the treadmill, rower, or stair master + Full Body High Intensity workout in the SWEAT app
- Sunday: REST day