Fit Friday

Friday.  Finally.

Sleep is at an all-time low this week, which has lead to a bit of extra R&R throughout the day.  By R&R, I mean resting, reading, and cat naps.

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But I’m still hitting the gym and trying to stay moderately active during the day with chores, errands, and the like.  Though I had to skip the gym Monday, I’ve been having some good workouts on the other days.

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Here’s what my workouts have been looking like lately:

workoutNotes:

  • Just because I am pregnant and feel comfortable with this routine doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.  Check with your doctor, and rest as needed!
  • None of the exercises put you on your back, and none are jarring (ie: jumping jacks).
  • I challenge myself but don’t lift too heavy.  I shoot for a challenging 10-15 (sometimes even 20) reps per set, and most all exercises are done in 3 sets.
  • In my opinion, bird dog, squats, swimming, and yoga are all great prep for delivery.
  • I have to put my knees on a bosu ball during pushups to keep my belly from hitting the floor, which is one example of how basic exercises often need modifications.
  • I haven’t purchased ANY maternity workout clothes.  That’s a maternity black cami that I occasionally wear to the gym, but the rest is all my old gear.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m still totally taking advantage of these when possible.  Hey, pregnancy has gotta’ have some perks!

expectantHave a great weekend!

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21 Responses to Fit Friday

  1. You’re a machine! I tend to skip 3 days at a time with working out, what is up with that?! I finally bought a running belt, so I’m going to try that out this morning!

    On the agenda this weekend is a 5k race and some stroller test driving ;) Have a good one!

  2. Love this workout routine! Plans for the weekend – shopping and spending time with friends. Have a great weekend!

  3. Great workouts! I have not bought any maternity workout clothes either, all mine seem to still work.
    I am getting my hair done tonight because tomorrow we have maternity photos! So excited. Other than that we have chores to do, Costco run, clean out cars & install car seat and clear out garden – fun times ;)

  4. Lisa says:

    You’re kicking butt at your workouts! That’s awesome you were able to keep so active while pregnant:)
    My plans for the weekend include kicking this sickness to the curb since it’s my birthday weekend!!
    Have a great weekend too!

  5. You are so cute w/ your belly!! That’s still a great workout for being pregnant. Nice job! happy weekend! :)

  6. You’re doing an amazing job with keeping active during your pregnancy! Seriously impressive. I’m off to Toronto today, and then the rest of the weekend should be pretty relaxing!

  7. It sounds like your doing a great job with your workouts! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. You look great! I just started having major pelvic joint pain after one workout this week- so bad I could barely walk. Yikes! Going to take some time off and see if helps. :( Hope you continue to feel well!

    • Tiff says:

      When mine first started, I could hardly walk ten feet at a time. It was sooooo painful. Taking a week off really helped, but I still have to be super careful not to aggravate it. I hope you feel better after some R&R.

  9. You are SOOOOO adorable! Love that baby bump! :) :) :)

    Long run with a great friend, chilling and relaxing :)

  10. You go girl! I think it’s awesome you are still working out and you look amazing! I worked out up until the day before I was induced and think it helped a lot in my labor and recovery so keep it up!

  11. i’m amazed at how active you are! You go, girl!

  12. Your workout motivation at this point in your pregnancy is inspirational! I truly believe the more you exercise and prepare your body, the easier your labor will be. I managed to exercise most of my pregnancy and my labor was such a great experience and I only ended up pushing for about 10- 15 minutes. Keep up the good work!

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