Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Things You Want Wednesday - Stronger Muscles Edition

Sooooo, I'm combining this week's post with The Mommyologist's Glam Check Wednesday. I don't usually have anything to share, but this week I have a good one. And by good I mean embarrassing. And by embarrassing I mean something that you'll probably laugh at me for. But it's still an important lesson for something that you want. So it fits, right?

P90X includes an exercise video called Plyometrics, which means "jump training." Jump training? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Here's a screenshot I found online.

Interestingly enough, this is the P90X kids doing the exact exercise that led to my seriously un-glamorous moment.

All of the already-moms know that there is a certain muscle group that gets weakened during pregnancy and in childbirth (um, snissing anyone?). My pre- and post-natal yoga videos were insistent on working that muscle group, constantly mentioning how important it is in the real world. I must have done that "elevator move" a million times. Consider yourself lucky if you don't know what I'm talking about. I thought I had strengthened them enough, especially considering that I'm now almost 20 months past that delightful modesty-stripping experience called labor and delivery.

Anyway, I'll spare you the full-out intricate details. Just imagine having those muscles being not-quite-as-strong-as-they-apparently-should-be, drinking lots of water all day, and then jumping around wildly like they're doing in that picture up there. Apparently they haven’t gained back as much strength as I thought….

Thank goodness we're doing the program in the comfort of our own basement. That would have been quite the walk of shame.


  1. LOVE it!!! And don't feel son is 4 and everytime I get on the trampoline with him I start to pee. Apparently I haven't strengthened those muscles quite enough in 4 years!

    Great post and thanks for linking up this week!

  2. OMGoodness! Thank you for posting this! Even after seeing my doctor for this issue, I still have major issues.
    And FireMan & I recently joined the gym, and we have our first trainer session on Saturday. I have seriously been wondering / scaring myself about what might happen during the workouts.
    Just nice to know I'm not alone!

  3. I just choked on my protein shake while reading this. I laugh w/you, not at you. :)

  4. Your not alone! I tried P90X and had many near embarrassing moments when trying to do all that jumping!

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  6. I can't imagine doing that jumping! LMAO @ your glam check!

  7. Awesome!! Isn't it interesting what pregnancy can do to you??

  8. Your not alone! I tried P90X and had many near embarrassing moments when trying to do all that jumping!



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