Our group meets 4 times/week, at 2 area parks (alternating locations), for an hour each time. You bring your munchkin in a stroller, and break a sweat. We start with a warm-up, and then do a mix of cardio and strength work (using a resistance tube or body weight). Then we "take off," either power walking or jogging to the next station. Rinse and repeat 3-4 times (the working and running part). Then we end up back at our starting point for ab work, followed by a cool down/stretch. Oh, and of course, since it's a baby integrated class, we entertain the children as we work. Sometimes it's squats to "Tick tock, tick tock, I'm a little cookoo clock", sometimes it's sprint away from the stroller, and then tickle your kiddo when you get back. Whatever the instructors have in store, you can be sure it will be amusing.
|My daughter with her besties. You can tell they're amused, right? :)|
In addition to Stroller Strides, I exclusively breast-fed the kid until she was 15 months old. By April 2011, I had gotten back down to my pre-pregnancy weight of 195 (on the kid's 5 month birthday). Lucky me, I was back in my pre-preg jeans within a few weeks of giving birth (I know, I know). I stayed right around 195 until I quit pumping in Nov 2011.
Moms on the Run is an 8 week program to guide you to running a 5k (or 10k, if you can already run 2 miles). In earlier posts, I mentioned that I had tried and abandoned the Couch to 5k program. Moms on the Run gave me the boost that I needed to get over that hump, and I ran my first ever 5k in May 2011 (in 36 minutes).