I'm back at it on the workout front! Well, sort of. I was really itching to start exercising again, but I don't have an appointment with my doctor until 6 weeks postpartum, so I gave her a call last week to see if I could do something active. I feel really great and more than ready to exercise again, so I figured it couldn't hurt to have a conversation with her. And I'm so glad that I did! She gave me the okay for power walking, yoga, and light strength training. She even said I could do some short runs this week. Yay!! I am totally pumped to be back at it!
Last week, I got my power walk on at the park and sported some new workout gear from the Target® C9 activewear collection.
Check out these Women's Run Short with Knit Waistband. Fun, right?
I love shorts with funky patterns like these ones!
In addition to the funky pattern on these shorts, I also really love how they fit. They're low-rise with a wide waist band, which is super flattering and comfortable.
There's a front drawstring on these shorts, so you don't have to worry about them falling down when you are running, walking, or doing squats or Wallballs. The fit is comfy and roomy, but not in a bad way””like they are roomy/comfortable and move well with you, not roomy/my shorts are too big.
The fabric is lightweight and moisture-wicking, so you stay dry when your workout heats up. Other cool features: a front inner pocket and a built-in brief.
All in all, these are a great pair of shorts, especially for the money. They're just $16.99 and come in 4 different colors. For that price, I definitely need another pair! I <3 the C9 collection. I also love that these shorts are stylish enough to wear outside of my workouts, like grocery shopping or hanging out with friends. I've actually been living in these shorts lately!
In addition to power walking a few times a week, I've also been doing mini-WODs in our driveway. I mostly do bodyweight exercises, but I've added in some 10-pound dumbbells and plates on occasion. I'm still taking it easy, so I'm not doing anything that is high-intensity and all of my workouts have been 20 minutes or less.
Just to give you an idea, here are two of the workouts I've done recently:
5 rounds (not for time):
- 10 air squats
- 10 shoulder raises #10
- 10 dumbbell deadlifts #20
4 rounds (not for time) with 10-pound dumbbells:
- 10 thrusters
- 10 alternating lunges
- 10 shoulder raises
- 10 biceps curls
- 10 shoulder presses
- 10 Romanian deadlifts
And”¦ let me tell you about the tank that I am wearing in these pics! It's another piece from the Target® C9 activewear collection: Women's Sporty Layered Run Tank.
This workout top has a built-in sports bra, which is attached to the tank top. I LOVE this style! The fabric is lightweight and moisture-wicking and falls right below your hip.
Once again, this top is another great piece from the Target® C9 activewear collection. I love the style and, of course, the price. I've seen similar tops on the market, and they cost double and even triple what this one does, so be sure to snap up ones of these from Target®!
Questions of the Day
Have you checked out the Target® C9 activewear collection at Target yet?
Where do you buy the majority of your workout clothes?