I would love to add another swimming day, but at this point I can't figure out how I would work another day in with my husband's work schedule. For now I am just happy that I am actually working out again. I figure swimming 2x/week, jogging 2x/week and walking 3x/week should improve my lung function at least a little.
Monday, February 4, 2013
I am trying really hard to get my lungs back into shape. My goal is to get my PFTs up 6% so that I can be back to my pre-pregnancy numbers. A few weeks ago I said that I was going to work on being more active. When making big life changes I usually have to take baby steps. I knew that if I started working out 5 days a week I would burn out quickly. I also wanted to be careful not to lose weight because I don't want to hurt my milk supply so I added exercise slowly. I started with swimming one day a week (Thursday). Once that became a routine I added walking at least 5 days a week for 40-60 minutes. It also helped that the weather has been in the high 60s low 70s this past week. Once swimming once a week and walking became habit I added a Sunday swim. My next goal is to start jogging 2 days a week instead of walking since I have a jogging stroller.