Even before I took my fitness test, I knew I would need to take the beginner’s exercise program. I had pelvic pain throughout my pregnancy so exercise over the 9 months was pretty limited. The pelvic pain hung around post-partum so I had to delay too much exercise, under the guidance of my physiotherapist. Pregnancy was not kind to my fitness levels so I made sure to tell myself that these results are my starting point. No judgement or negative self talk about my results. Instead, I choose to focus on the positive: I was able to complete each part of the fitness test. I was able to finish 1km, do a push up, etc. So here are my results
I have made it a goal of mine to be able to run/jog the 1km time trial by the end of the 12 weeks. I was only able to run about 200m before my legs (and boobs) started to ache. I am not much of a runner so this adds an extra challenge for me.
That wall sit was surprisingly painful. Tim was quite confused as I was wincing and pulling strange faces to deal with the aching in my legs. And, I was surprised that I had a sit and reach score in front of my toes, I guess I still have some flexibility in this body of mine. I get to retest every 4 weeks so it will be exciting to see the progress I make.