Good morning and happy hump day y’all! Monday marked exactly 2 weeks until I go back to work. What?! Are you kidding me? From the first week I took off to the time I return, it will have been gone a total of 10 weeks. 9 of which were spent with my little angel baby! I ended up taking a week to myself before she was born because of some serious back pain that I was dealing with. Back pain, pregnancy and being a personal trainer/group exercise instructor do not go together. That was about the same time I stopped working out. Again, due to the back pain.
I started working out again about 3 weeks postpartum which meant I took a month off from working out. That was a long, but necessary month for me. I’ve been easing back into working out over the past 5 weeks. The most exciting bit for me was running! I had to stop running back in February when I destroyed my ankle at 16 weeks pregnant. Not being able to run was torture. I hadn’t taken a serious amount of time away from running since 2010. What I didn’t realize is how hard it is to start again once you’ve stopped. It’s even harder since I’m postpartum and my body just isn’t the same as it used to be. It never will be exactly the same and I’m okay with that. I do, however, want to lose the last bit of my baby weight. It’ll make running easier that’s for sure. So in order to get back to my pre-baby runner lower body, I’ve been working on some killer leg and booty workouts to help me tone and strengthen! Here is one that’s awesome for the booty, quads, hamstrings and inner thighs!
Here are some links to provide examples of the exercises in case you have no clue what I’m talking about. You can also reach out to me with any questions!
Be sure to give this a try on your next lower body day! You’ll be sure to feel the burn after!
What are your favorite lower body toning exercises?