Are you ready to see what we've got lined up for you for your workouts? I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of this program! It was tricky combining movements that targeted the whole body and that could be done both with and WITHOUT any sort of workout equipment.
In spite of how active I was during my pregnancy, returning to exercise postpartum was a VERY humbling experience for me. Even through pubic symphysis pain, strength losses, unexpected joint pain once the pain-masking hormones from pregnancy wore off (usually happens around 3-4 months postpartum), labs showing vitamin and mineral depletion, and peeing myself during heavy lifts or jumps, I was in denial about what my body had been through and what I needed to do to restore it to its best state. I really had to take a step back and remind myself to give my body the gift of time and restoration. I found that once I took the focus off of PRs and 1-rep maxes and instead put my focus on form and mobility, my body really began to THRIVE, and I could see my body composition really transform.
Don't dismiss these workouts as “too easy”. In recording the demo videos, I definitely felt challenged. If you are a more seasoned lifter, then you should be able to easily modify these workouts to allow for heavier weights. I can't wait to hear how you all like this program!
Ok, just one last thing: It was a last-minute decision to create these workout videos. Because I was really pressed for time, and because I suck at shooting and editing videos, they are pretty jenky. Please don't judge me for the bad angles, cropped shots, crappy editing (I'm pretty sure I accidentally left some outtakes in some of the videos), and background noise. I had to sacrifice quality to get them done in time. If you guys tell me that the videos were helpful/necessary, I will invest more in the next challenge's videos.
Some other notes on the video:
I tried to sequence the videos in the order that they appear in the workout. Some of the movements are repeated, so in those cases, I've only posted them once. If you need to review a movement and don't see it where you expect it, check back to an earlier part of the program to see where it falls in the video sequence.