It’s All Worth It In The EndJuly 2nd, 2012 at 3:19 pm by Ashley Kohl under Fitness
Henri Lafond introduced me to circuit training. Yowza, it’s intense — in a great way! He showed me a series of 8 different exercises that I can do one after the other to challenge my stamina and to produce results. I did everything from jumping jacks, to mountain climbers, plank, speed skater, and so much more. I’ve learned so much from my personal coaches — they keep me goin!
To every woman who has been pregnant and had a child — you are a rock star. You know, it is truly amazing what the human body is capable of; creating a person! I look in the mirror and see a different body than what I had pre-pregnancy. Despite wider hips and less tone and muscle definition, I am a happier me because of the wonderful blessing I have been given. I mean, let’s be honest, at the end of a long day at work, where does every mom want to go? Home to her kids! In the morning before work — mom’s have so much to do to get ready for the day — it’s nearly impossible to get out of the house to fit a workout in before the workday begins. Getting into shape after baby is NOT EASY — simply because your baby is number one and always will come first. That being said, working out is so crucial to not only your physical health, but also your mental well-being. Despite how difficult it is, I am managing to get my workouts in to be sure that I feel good about myself. You know what they say: Happy Mom, Happy Baby. All of the hard work — sleepless nights, sore muscles, the daily grind …for the joy it brings, it’s all worth it in the end.