Happy Baby Workout

I tried the Happy Baby workout yesterday.  I expected it to be a easy sail along workout but it was tough!  We got through the first 18 minutes before Zoe got cranky, but I watched most of it.  I definitely felt my muscles working!  Zoe liked a lot of it, especially when I held her for knee raises, bumping her with my knee.  We will do it again and when we can do the full workout, I will write a full review.

One thing I like about the yoga workout I have over this workout is that it is broken up into 20 minute pieces that you can do separately or together.  It is hard to entertain Zoe with one task for very long and it seems 18-20 minutes is when she is done.  I know that this span will get longer as she gets older.

In other workout news, I decided to do Les Mills Pump next instead of ChaLEAN Extreme.  The only reason is that I haven’t done Pump before and I am so excited to check it out!  I will let you know what I think.  I bought it now and I think I’ll start in March.

I did some sewing today, but I’m not quite ready to share.  I need another trip to the store and a little more time to myself.  Stay tuned!

Workout Saturday – TurboFire Fire45 and Stretch 10
Workout Sunday – TurboFire Core20 and Stretch40
Workout today – TurboFire Fire55EZ


First Mommy and Baby Yoga workout

I tried the first of the Mommy and Baby workouts I ordered…from Shiva Rea’s Mama & Baby Yoga.  The DVD has three workouts on it.  I had hoped to do all three, or at least two, but we needed a diaper change instead.  I preferred it over the class I had attended for a few reasons – I could go as long or short as Zoe was feeling, I could do it at any time, and no one had their class interrupted when Zoe wasn’t up to continuing.

There was one downside.  It was more mommy focused than mommy and baby focused.  I liked that the class had massage and movement for the baby.  This was more yoga for mom with a little extra to keep the baby watching so you could do it while the baby was there.  One of the poses Zoe loved though.  She was on my knees with me on my back, shins parallel to the floor, like she was flying.  Lots of smiles!

Maybe I will try to find a baby yoga workout.  Then we can mix them…a little for you, a little for me.  We will definitely do this often, it just isn’t exactly what I was looking for.

Workout today – Mama & Baby yoga – Mother’s Body Toning and practicing TurboKick round 49

Mommy & Baby workouts

I tried a Yogibaby class at the studio where I had taken prenatal yoga.  It was a great class, but we had a rough time.  Zoe cried a lot, which no one seemed to mind.  But it distracted me because I felt terrible for the instructor and other mom and baby there.

Zoe is a good baby’s and she cries less and less.  But she doesn’t like being on her back very much, has certain times of day where she’s happiest (who doesn’t) and sometimes is still unpredictable.  If we could perfectly plan it so yoga was at her happy time that day, I think we would have a great time. But that isn’t how it works!

Today we skipped yoga.  It is not overly expensive, but enough to really think about how much we’re getting out of it. I looked online and found two mommy and baby workouts for just under the price of one class.  These we can do at her happiest times, can pause or stop without anyone else being interrupted and can syill do once I go back to work in March (the class is during the day).  I am looking forward to these and I hope we like them!  I will certainly review them here.

Other than that, I hurt my pinky toe pretty badly.   Such a silly injury.  So yesterday I was forced to take a rest day.  I did today’s planned workout and it still hurt but was bearable.

Workout Sunday – TurboFire Fire55EZ
Workout today – TurboFire Low HIIT25 and Stretch10