I really missed chatting about fitness and creating workout graphics to share with you guys. I know all the baby stuff doesn’t appeal to everyone and even though Peanut Butter Fingers has always followed my life more than anything making baby chatter inevitable right now, I definitely want to continue to stay true to the origins of this blog and cover a variety of topics. It felt unnatural to talk too much about fitness for a few weeks there when I wasn’t working out and my focus was on postpartum recovery, but now that I’ve been given the clear to work out, I’m excited to amp up the fitness talk on the blog again.
I started easing back into my workouts last Tuesday (you may see my first postpartum workout here) and on Thursday last week, I completed another workout at home during Chase’s naptime. It’s a workout you can do at home with a set of dumbbells, or take it to the gym and utilize some of the cardio equipment to push yourself and add a little more variety to the workout!
Total Body Circuit Workout
I am gravitating toward strength and barre workouts right now and Thursday’s circuit workout incorporated supersets for a fast-paced and efficient total body workout.
This workout targets the whole body and incorporates a bonus of core work and cardio in between each superset. Once you’ve completed the first superset, hop on the floor for a 45 second plank, followed by 5 minutes of cardio of your choice. I opted for incline walking (Ryan’s mom gave us her old treadmill!), but you can run, jump on the stair mill or even complete a quick 5 minute cardio circuit like this one if you’re at home and don’t have access to any cardio equipment:
- 1 min. jumping jacks
- 1 min. high knees
- 1 min. skaters
- 1 min. jog in place
- 1 min. squat jumps
And, as always, listen to your body and rest as needed!
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