Fashion Fitness

Getting Back at It

July 3, 2015

 

 

 

 

Stroller: c/o Nuna, Top and Capri Pants: c/o Belabumbum, Shoes: Asics, Sunglasses: Maui Jim’s
Having to wait six weeks after a c-section for exercise clearance was really tough for me. I started to feel ready for exercise at about four weeks postpartum, but also didn’t want to push it and wanted to allow my incision time to heal completely.  I know my body just did this incredibly miraculous thing, but its tough when you go from being fit, having no control over your body during pregnancy, and then having to wait six weeks postpartum to do anything active.
I started walking at about five weeks postpartum. I would walk around the park with my click and go stroller, but I felt like it just wasn’t made for speed walking (its not) and I kept hitting the brake pedals with my feet every few steps. When I got the Nuna Mixx stroller, it was a total game changer. Its not a jogging stroller, but its heavy duty enough to really maximize my walking workouts. The two front tires make a huge difference while walking, and I like that the seat is interchangeable to either be facing you or outward. The best thing about the Nuna Mixx is that its compact and easily opens with just one hand (a great feature when you’ve got your hands full!)
Some other features of the Mixx include (taken from the Nuna website):
  • true flat reclining seat allows for plenty of space to sleep or stretch
  • oversized, extendable canopy with removable, flip out eyeshade and integrated mesh ventilation panel providing both extreme shade and light breezes simultaneously
  • one-hand, five position recline keeps little riders relaxed when sleeping and upright when exploring
  • adjustable calf support comforts little snoozers
  • simple, height adjustable, one-hand push bar makes one-hand-pushing/other-hand doing simple
  • three or five point anti-loop, harness featuring quick click release button provides ultimate safety and peace of mind
  • made with better for baby certified Oeko-Tex® fabric
  • one-touch, rear wheel braking system is strong and responsive
  • lockable, front swivel wheels give peace of mind on the bumpiest of cobblestones
  • removable arm bar fits kids of all sizes
  • front and rear wheel progressive suspension technology absorbs all bumps, crunches and hops for an infinitely smoother ride
  • large storage basket with compartment divider for stashing swag
  • infant car seat adapters (fit the Nuna PIPA™ infant car seat) are included with purchase
  • various additional accessory options for every little want or need
Besides needing a stroller to accommodate my new fitness needs, I also needed some new attire.  When I first went for a jog (after being cleared by my doctor at my six week appointment) I realized that I really needed some workout clothes that would be supportive and also be easy to nurse in. At first I would just double up on sports bras and then have to slip them off to nurse, but then I was introduced to Belabumbum‘s new active line which is nursing friendly! The Nursing Racerback Cami that I am wearing lifts up at the bust line for easy nursing access. The cami is also long in length and provides excellent coverage for changing bellies. The capri pants that I’m wearing are convertible and allow you to wear the wide waistband over your growing (or postpartum belly) or can be worn folded down to wear underneath your belly. The capri pants even have a media pocket in the back! I’m glad there is finally activewear out there that is nursing friendly and is perfect for new moms!

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