When most people lose motivation to workout in December, I am so the opposite. When I eat worse, my desire to workout intensifies. I love to eat and love to exercise. I use the two to balance each other out. It works for me. Working out also helps me relieve stress and anxiety so it’s essential this time of year!
This week, I marked my return to BTone. BTone uses the megareformer and is like a Pilates hybrid workout. It is the hardest ab workout you will find in Boston. They now have childcare at their Back Bay location for $5 a child on Tuesdays at 11:15 am. They added it as well to Wednesdays at 11 am and Thursdays at 10:15 am.
I went to class with Jenny yesterday and my abs are sore. Since Connor was born, while I have some weight to lose in my belly, the most obvious area of trouble that I am having is getting my core strength back. I need to make it more of a priority and going to BTone once a week may be my new resolution because the megareformer is lethal on your abs.
On Sunday, I used the Peloton at my gym for a quick 30-minute spin with Cody. I’ve been loving his and Robin’s classes lately. Their playlists just get me and my need for fun throwbacks in the middle of a workout.
On Saturday, I took Christina’s class at Barry’s Bootcamp. I love the 50 minute classes on the weekends. Full body is my jam but I’m usually not that sore which for me is a good thing because having two kids, being sore kinda sucks especially when your having to bend down to pick something or someone up from the ground a million times a day.
I also love the Back Bay location because I can leave my house 3 minutes before class starts and be home an hour later. Efficiency at it’s best.
I also did a 20-minute spin class on the Peloton at my gym on Friday. Old me, never would have thought 20-minutes was worth a shower but mom of two me thinks it’s the perfect amount of time to break a sweat for some feel good endorphins.
On Thursday of last week, I also did a BBG-inspired lower body circuit that I shared on my Instagram here.
- 30 Pulse Squats
- 15 Jump Squats
- 15 Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press (10 lbs)
- 15 Burpees
- 30 Jump Lunges
- 15 Medicine Ball Squat Press
- 15 Full Competition Burpees
- 30 In & Out Jump Squats
I wouldn’t say it’s “postnatal” friendly but at 5 months postpartum, I was ready for some butt kicking. Someone commented that it was a hard workout on the pelvic floor and I would not have attempted this 2 months ago. The being said, I wanted a challenge and I was dead by the end. My butt was so sore the next day. I HATE sore quads but I welcome just butt all day, any day! It took about 30ish minutes with rests.
I didn’t workout on Wednesday. And on Tuesday, I did a 30-minute Peloton spin class as well. Again, cardio is my stress relief.
WORKOUT WITH ME
I just uploaded a new Prenatal Strength Training Workout to my “gym” on MoveWith. If you like doing workouts at the gym and want me as your trainer, go and visit my page on MoveWith for a free 7 day trial! I currently have 3 prenatal workouts and 1 postnatal that are live. Every week, I’ll be adding a new class.