My advice for you today is: Sign Up for a Race!
Do you have to win? No!
Do you have to run the whole way? No!
Do you have to run at all? No!
Do you have to finish? YES!
By looking up a race in your area and signing up to walk or run, you will hold yourself accountable for getting in shape! Especially right after having a baby, there is not much motivation because all of your focus is off you! But if you have a set date for a 5k or even a 10k or longer... you may get motivated to work out before that date arrives. I used to be able to run about 5 miles a day and actually ran a half marathon 3 years ago! Since getting pregnant, I have not been able to hold a good pace running, but I recently started walking more often.
Photos from the half marathon in Dallas, Texas:
Before the race (I was nervous!)
During the race (around mile 4):
Mu husband cheering me on:
After the race (so glad to be done!):
Seeing these pictures again definitely sparks some motivation in me!
I completed the Cooper River Bridge Run (10k) at the end of March, and I will be running/walking in a 5k for GBS/CIPD tomorrow! I plan on walking the whole thing (and pushing Baby W in my new jogging stroller). My goal is to finish under 45 minutes!
Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!