Workout Revised

Thanks for all the kind words yesterday!  Yesterday was definitely a better day.


Plus, I had this yummy dinner. (crock pot lover!)

Last week, I posted this workout, but I also mentioned my inability to do it.  The preg pains have let up a bit from last week, but they’re definitely still there.  My doc cleared me to workout, provided it doesn’t hurt too much, so after taking a week off, I was eager to get back to it this week.  Here’s what I’m up to now:

  •  Sunday: rest
  • Monday: arms (detail below) and swim/walk 30 min
  • Tuesday: Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project DVD
  • Wednesday: arms (detail below) and swim/walk or elliptical 30 min
  • Thursday: 60 min Prenatal Pilates
  • Friday: rest, prenatal yoga, or easy walk
  • Saturday: whatever I’m up for that day

Bumpin’ in the Gym

Arms = incline dumbbell fly, SUPERSET bench dips & lateral dumbbell raises, single-arm dumbbell rows, curl to overhead press, and one wildcard move (ie: barbell curls, deadlifts, etc.)

I’m not sure how long I’ll continue this workout, but as always, when I switch up the routine, I’ll post the new one.

By the way, the swimming is good but not great.  Swimming hurt on Monday, and I was forced me to stop mid-lap.  While walking it off, I got an idea.


In case it was just my belly dropping too low and over-stretching my ligaments, I put this floaty-thing under my hips below my belly.  It helped my form, and I definitely felt better.

I did the same thing yesterday and felt great.  I have to swim slowly or my floaty will roll out from under me, but at least I’ve found a way to keep moving!

Before I go…

I want to take a minute to say Antoinette Tuff is awesome.  We all remember the names of the bad guys (not that it’s anyone’s fault, that’s just kind of how it is), but it’s easy to forget the names of the victims or the good guys.  Well, she’s the good guy (the good lady, actually) of the school incident on Tuesday.  Antoinette persuaded a gunman to lay down his weapons at the elementary school.  That’s all.  I just thought she deserved a little extra praise.

  • What are your workouts like these days?

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17 Responses to Workout Revised

  1. It’s great to hear that your pains are easing up a bit :) I’m still taking things pretty easy when it comes to working out, and right now it’s mostly just power walking and staying active in general. I’ve been thinking about getting into a light weight training regime, but I still need to come up with some kind of plan to follow.

  2. I’m glad you’re feeling better! Nice job hitting the gym and staying active!

  3. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and can get back into your workouts again! I typically do Zumba, but I did something to my foot, so my workouts are going to have to ease up until it gets better.

  4. Glad things are looking up…. Love your MacGuyver rigged pool noodle!!!

  5. Happy things are going better :) My workouts are usually elliptical or bike for cardio, weights days (arms, legs, chest and back) and prenatal yoga class! I still really want to take a swimming prenatal class too.

  6. Glad you’re feeling better!! and thats awesome you’re shining a spotlight on antoinette tuff- its true we always remember the names of the bad guys, the heros are all too commonly left unsung. she did a miraculous thing that day.

  7. Smart thinking on that set up for your belly. I love how active you’re staying!!

  8. Great that the pains are easing up a little! Right now my goals are to hit the gym for one full body, one upper and one lower weekly, get in 1-3 cardio sessions (anything from 10 minutes of intervals to a very occasional long run) and 1 short yoga session. I think I’m going to deload for the first week of September and find a new program afterwards though – apparently, I like having someone tell me what to do in the gym.

  9. Antoinette was amazing, right?! They did a piece on Nightline last night about her and how women are better negotiators in these situations. Apparently we are better at asking questions and listening. Duh.

  10. Antoinette is a beautiful person! Thank you for sharing her story!

    Workouts have been focused on building strength in my glutes and hips so my darn IT band stops acting up when I’m running!

  11. Nikki says:

    that crockpot meal looks amazing!

  12. Glad you found a way to keep on keepin’ on!

    I’ve been slowly getting back into jogging and doing my arm/ab/leg exercises. It’s been tough since the honeymoon but I’m almost back to normal!

  13. theanniehall says:

    i’m curious as to what workouts you find manageable during pregnancy? is running or hill walking doable or just excruciatingly painful?

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