Body After Baby – Week 4


Well I caved. I wasn’t planning on going back to CrossFit until the beginning of July, but I gave in and went to the gym. Running errands Tuesday, my husband mentioned the idea of reinstating my membership early…even going in that night for the evening class. How could I turn that up?

I’ve really been trying to listen to my body when it comes to exercise; I had a plan of action to get myself motivated to workout again, but these were not concrete. Since beginning my fitness routine again I’ve adjusted the intensity of each workout depending on how I’m feeling. Things were going really well when I decided to head back to the gym, and this week I’ve had the help of some great trainers to scale and modify the programming.

My weight has stayed consistent around 133/134, which is about what I weighed before the baby. After trying out counting macros again for a week, I decided to go back to eating healthy foods but not obsessing over numbers. Counting macros definitely works, but it’s been a little hard to spend the time weighing and measuring everything with two babies. Starting back into a fitness routine that includes both weightlifting and cardio; I would rather focus on eating healthy, good-quality food. This allows me to focus on functionality and having adequate energy for workouts and proper nutrition for recovery. If you are trying to lose weight, however, counting macros is a good option. Check out the post I wrote for a general how-to’s and tips.

Week of Fitness



Monday (Workout 7) Garage gym

3x Max handstand hold (0:18, 0:28, 0:37)

20 Minute AMRAP:
10 Squat jumps
10 Push-ups
10 lunges each leg
20 double unders
(I completed 4 rounds)

Tuesday (Workout 8) CrossFit class

8 push press (55#)
4 kipping chest to bar
40 cal row

Wednesday (Workout 9) CrossFit class

5k row
3x 1:00 planks

Thursday (Workout 10) CrossFit class

15min max clean (Power clean = 105#, Squat clean = 95#)
15 min max deadlift (140#)
10 laps farmers carry (35# kettlebells)

Friday (Workout 11) CrossFit class

15 min max split jerk (100#)
Super set:
5×5 banded pull-ups
5×10 push-ups



Saturday (Workout 12) Olympic Lifting

20 min max power clean (I once again worked up to 105# before my form started to break down)

For time:
10 muscle cleans, 10 front squats (rest 2:00) 55#
10 muscle cleans, 10 front squats (rest 2:00) 55#
5 muscle cleans, 10 front squats (rest 2:00) 55#

What I Ate in a Day



On the way to the gym: Progenex bar and fruit punch spark (I drank a protein shake with chocolate gold standard whey protein on the way home)

Post workout breakfast: 3 eggs, a whole wheat English muffin with Kerrygold grass-fed butter and a plum

Lunch: ground turkey cooked with mini peppers and topped with a fried egg and cherry tomatoes

Snack time: non fat plain Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey, Udi’s granola and blueberries

Dinner: Garlic-lime pan fried tilapia with oven roasted potatoes and garlic green beans

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