Return to the Treadmill

I faced the treadmill yesterday.  I was pretty good about getting my miles in until that pelvic pain flared up a few weeks ago.  Though I’ve managed some outdoor walks, it felt good to be in the AC again.

walkYesterday’s workout consisted of 2 miles on the treadmill before I switched over to weights.  I took it slow and didn’t get sweaty, but I still had some pain.  I hope to keep walking, but I still need to limit myself to once or twice per week.

It’s okay, at least I’ve still got my swimming!  Plus, pool walking feels much better, so I still have that to fall back on as well.

Over the past few weeks (maybe four?), I’ve been sticking to my revised exercise plan pretty closely.  I’ll be changing it up next week, but last week looked like this:

  • Monday: outdoor walk with Kevin and upper body strength
  • Tuesday: Tracy Anderson DVD & Denise Austin boot camp workout (YouTube)
  • Wednesday: swim and upper body strength
  • Thursday: prenatal pilates & a little extra lower body work
  • Friday: rest
  • Saturday: lazier walk than intended but still a walk (shopping)
  • Sunday: active rest (lawn work, cleaning, etc)

Other than exercising, I was moderately productive yesterday.  I spent the day at my parents’ place with these angels.  I had to let contractors in and out of the house while they were at work.  Fun fun.

kittiesBut my little buddy was glad to have me back home that evening.


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22 Responses to Return to the Treadmill

  1. Hey!! Just started following and now catching up on your latest posts. Sooo great that you are feeling so well at 32 weeks. (I was on bedrest from 31-34 weeks and it was awful). I definitely found that staying active throughout my pregnancy was the best thing I ever did, though. Labor was fine and I bounced back quickly.
    I just had a bit of an exercise hiatus after a trip back to Canada, but my current fitness goals at 6 months PP are just to increase the intensity of my workouts as to what they were pre-pregnancy 🙂
    Looking forward to following the rest of your journey!!!

  2. Pool walking is a good idea! I wish I had access to a pool. I just started a new workout routine, which is basically HIIT training for an hour every morning. It’s kicking my butt, but I love my new trainer!

  3. Aw, sorry to hear your pelvis is still bugging you – *trying* to be patient with any kind of injury is so frustrating. Yay, swimming! I wasn’t feeling well enough to run last weekend, so I hit up the pool and it felt so awesome! It was like my hips were finally able to relax.

    My fitness goal right now is to rehabilitate/strengthen my whole pelvis area and chip away at removing all my nasty running callouses. Haha ew! Oh! And I’ve decided to get a gym pass this fall so I don’t go insane this winter.

  4. My focus is getting my left leg back on track (literally….). Everything seems to be out of place or weak so I am constantly getting injured grrrr. Trying to scale back the running and focus on strength training. It’s more difficult mentally than physically to be honest.

    I’m sorry to hear about your pelvis! I feel your pain!!! Thinking of you.

  5. thats great you’ve found swimming to be a good relief if you need it. looks like you have a great schedule! my fitness focus is to stay on a 5-6 day schedule. if i can do that, ill be happy this week.

  6. Yay! Who cares how fast/slow you go, just that you are staying active – that is all that matters. That is my only goal right now, just stay active.

  7. Sorry to hear that you’re still experiencing some pain…thank goodness for pool workouts! I actually don’t have much of a fitness focus right now…since we moved last weekend I’ve been taking a more laissez faire attitude towards my workouts. I’m hoping to join a gym next week though, and get myself back on track with regular workouts.

  8. Lisa says:

    Sorry to hear you’re still experiencing some pain, but I think it’s awesome you’re adjusting to what your body needs at this time. The pool is a total saint in time of injuries. I used to be a swimmer, so I always love hearing people go for the pool workouts;)
    I don’t really have a fitness goal at the moment…just to get more certification with pilates and barre!

  9. I’m glad to see you are finding things that work for you and what you are experiencing right now. Pool walking sounds like a great idea, and seems like something that wouldn’t put as much strain on the body.

  10. Geez, that pelvis pain certainly sounds like no fun! I think it’s great that your still getting out there and doing some exercising. It’s always a good idea to listen to your body and adjust as best you can. Hope you start to feel better soon!

  11. It’s great that you have found what works for you! The most important thing is to listen to your body!

  12. Happy to hear you’ve been able to get some workouts in. Keep it up! Hope the pain feels better.

  13. James says:

    Definitely been focused on getting back on the treadmill! We’ve had our ups and downs but this time things seem to be working out better. It seems like you have some great workouts planned even with the pain – feel better!

  14. I’m glad you were able to get in a few miles but sorry that it hurt 🙁 I’m sure your cat was happy to have you home after spending the day with your parents. Bentley is always so jealous when he smells other dogs on me.

  15. my fitness focus is learning some new tricks on the pole. check it out-

  16. Running is always my fitness focus 🙂

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