It’s been a good week for me on the workout front so far. I don’t know about you, but I love getting toward the end of the week and feeling great about the workouts I’ve accomplished. I get excited, give myself a little pat on the back, and feel motivated to want to do it all over again the next week.
I flirted with getting back into running for oh… about two weeks, and then decided to nix that idea right around 14 weeks. As my belly and chest continued to grow, running got increasingly more uncomfortable for me. Not only that, but pregnancy has caused me to get out of breath a lot easier than I ever used to so running became really hard for me. I’ve chosen to be okay with not being a “pregnant runner”. The women that are pregnant runners sure are impressive, but I decided it wasn’t for me. I still like to throw some occasional jogging intervals into my walks, but it’s never anything crazy.
Even though most of my workouts lately have revolved around walking and lower intensity weight training, they’ve still been pretty darn sweaty and tiring. I tell ya, speed walking up hills is no joke, especially when you’re carrying a few extra pounds on you.
A lot of my walks have been outside the last few weeks, but I’ve taken a few of them indoors to the treadmill as well. I enjoy playing around with the speeds and incline to challenge myself a bit. It also makes the time fly which is always a plus on the treadmill. Below is one of my favorite recent walking treadmill workouts that I made up earlier this week. It’s a fun and sweaty one!
Go get your walk on and have a great Friday!
- How often do you schedule walks into your fitness routine?
- Do you prefer walking outdoors or on the treadmill?