9 Months Off Skates: The Derby Pregnancy Blog

Editor's note: This blog post was intended to come before the last Derby Pregnancy Blog

 That was my face after the first workout. It felt about how I look. Photo by Susan B. Slamthony

That was my face after the first workout. It felt about how I look. Photo by Susan B. Slamthony

Training Back Up

After my first painful run with my sister, I kept moving. Runs with my sister, my husband or just me and the baby helped me to reintroduce my body to exercise, but it was hard to find the time to get out of the house. So I did what I do anytime I'm struggling with cross training -- I messaged Jax from Star Pass Fitness, my personal cross training muse and my old teammate from before I moved to Chicago. 

"I need a workout I can do at home. Something to ease me back in and get me ready for derby." 

And like the fitness angel she was, she provided: 

Warm up:

  • 20 jumping jacks
  • 10 high knees
  • 10 butt kicks
  • 20 jumping jacks

Work out:

  • 20 squats
  • 20 lunges
  • 30 second plank
  • 10 pushups
  • 20 sit ups
  • 20 donkey kicks

Stretch

Returning mamas, this is a great way to come back. Jax says that moms need to focus in on re-developing our cores--we have really strong cores from derby, but those babies do a number on the core, in a way very different from what happens to our legs and arms. 

Honestly, when I first read it, I thought it would be a breeze. But doing it was hard! It got easier as I went on though and helped lead me back to my skates. 

#96 Susan B. Slamthony