Progress Update: 9 months postpartum

Wow, I started writing this post 3 weeks ago! I’m just getting around to posting it now. Regrettably, it is sans photos for the moment as I haven’t even gotten around to buying new batteries for my camera. You’ll see I’m not joking when I say things have been busy.  Current pics and my 10 month update are soon to come. In the meantime, here’s how things have been going…

Busy, busy, busy! I’m busy. Baby is busy. Life is bustling. Hence just a short update this month. Momentum has been building slowly and now things are happening. I am working out, coaching four clients, working on business ideas, and anticipating the end of mat leave in just a few more months. And of course, baby is keeping me as busy as ever.


For someone who doesn’t yet crawl, this girl sure keeps me moving. At nine months, she is no longer content to lay down, sit or even stay in the same spot for more than 10 seconds. But rolling won’t take her everywhere she wants to go. As a result, I’m doing lots of propping, catching falls, and guarding of perimeters. It’s like playing defence in some sort of baby game.


This is definitely the best it has looked in nine months. I’m doing my contractions as active rest in my gym workouts. Happy to report that things are coming along. The size is diminishing. I attribute this largely to cleaner eating. Now I’ll just have to figure out how to deal with the ‘melting ice cream’ hang.


The Precor EFX and I have become good friends. We see each other three or four times a week. Our time together is short but meaningful. Quality over quantity as they say.

I’ve also got a good two day split going – upper body on day 1, lower body on day 2. The new Oxygen Magazine Glutes special has been a great guide for incorporating a more substantial glute workout on my lower body days. Now I just have to add a full core workout and I’ll have a well-rounded program.

Do you work your glutes or are they a forgotten body part?


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