Whew! It’s Thursday, and we’re over the hump. Thank goodness! I know I haven’t been sharing much about my workouts lately, but sharing too much might have given away my secret too early. Now that the cat’s outta’ the bag, here’s my current plan.
- Monday: 45-minute walk with incline intervals + lots of stretching
- Tuesday: 20 minutes at-home cardio (such as this YouTube workout) and my Tracy Anderson DVD
- Wednesday: 30 minutes cardio + abs/core workout (*I use parallel bars for leg raises.)
- Thursday: 20 minutes cardio + upper body workout
- Friday: 30 minutes cardio + lower body workout
- Saturday: 3-5 mile walk outdoors (Tracy Anderson DVD if weather isn’t permitting)
- Sunday: rest!!!
I did this routine last week and will probably complete it a few more weeks before changing the plan. I’ll give more information on the Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD in the future since I haven’t decided if I like it or not yet.
Today’s workout didn’t really happen as-planned. I was having some light pain in the belly, so I decided cardio and abs work wasn’t really the best idea. I did 20 minutes of yoga in the morning, this Tone It Up workout (3x through), and went for a 2-mile walk at lunch.
Not to worry with the pain – I think these are just some growing pains, like ligaments n’ such. These aren’t the worrisome pains I had back in March. Yup, it was just a little scare, but this is why I decided to quit running for the rest of my pregnancy.
One day I happened to run, I experienced cramping, spotting, and an urgent call to the doc. I also happened to have a 5k scheduled that weekend. Sooooo I had a little talk with Jesus and said a lot of prayers. He helped me realize that whether or not I could run or wanted to run didn’t matter. He helped me see that from here on out, I’m not the only one that matters. I don’t get to come first anymore.
I want to be very clear here: I do not thing it is bad to run while pregnant if you’re already a runner. Once I found out what my problem was, I don’t think I needed to give up running for medical reasons. However, I did need to give it up for personal reasons. Sometimes my desire to go for a little jog or really push myself in a workout is strong, but it’s not as strong as the promise I made to the baby.
Sorry to be cheesy, but I just want you to know why you’ll be seeing so many walks. Good thing I love a good walk!
- Tried any new workout DVDs or online videos lately?