Super Fun Crosstraining Time!

Okay, that is a lie. I don’t think crosstraining is fun at all. If I could, I would just play tennis or ride horses, and call it crosstraining. But alas, I don’t have a tennis partner, and horses are expensive.

So! Weightlifting it is. The funny thing is, I used to love weights and hate cardio. The only cardio I did was step class.

I put together a rudimentary weightlifting routine. I use free weights, not the machines, because machines don’t let you combine moves (i.e., get the whole thing done as fast as possible).

3 x 10 squats with bicep curls (20 lbs)

3 x 10 lunges with various shoulder exercises

3 x 10 tricep dips (this is also a lie; I only made it through 2 sets)

3 x 10 chest press (15 lbs)

Various ab stuff. My core is pretty strong, thanks to all the work I put in after my c-section. I just combine different things until I reach 150.

This routine is fast and boring. And I use light weights–usually 10 lbs or so unless I am doing legs.

And I’m also trying this:

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Has anyone ever tried Ballet Beautiful? I like it so far, although like most things, I think her claims of total body transformation are overrated.

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  1. Anon Lawyer Mom says:

    I just had a c-section 6 weeks ago, so I would love to hear more about what you did to get your core strength back! Right now even short walks with my, admittedly gigantic (hence the c-section), baby in the ergo leave my abs and back sore.

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