Woot woot for Friday!! Is anyone else with me?!
I thought it’d be fun to share with you all what my workouts are like each week a little more in detail. Obviously I’m pregnant at the moment (if you didn’t already know, now you do) so my workouts look quite a bit different than they would a year from now. We all go through various phases within our fitness regimen and workouts though, am I right? Your workouts will most likely look drastically different if you’re training for a marathon versus if you’re trying to focus on some healing with yoga and walking. Neither is better or worse than the other – it just so happens that your goals change through the ebbs and flows of life. I personally think that’s what makes exercise so fun and exciting – you can always mix it up!
Friday was a rest day for this gal. I typically substitute a full day on Fridays, so I get pretty worn out just from that. Being on my feet all day while carrying an extra twenty or so pounds, bending over to tie little shoes, and chasing around munchkins is a workout in itself when there’s a big basketball on your belly!
I tried to get in a decent workout on Saturday since I felt pretty rested and had plenty of time. I needed to do some strength training so I chose to do Sara Haley’s Sweat Strong Up DVD. It gets me sweating and leaves my muscles feeling worked.
Sundays are almost always rest days for me. I’m usually racing around church all morning and early afternoon, so by the time I get home all I want to do is relax.
Monday was my unplanned early morning workout. I hopped on the treadmill and did some walking intervals, rotating between 3.5 mph, 3.8 mph, and 4.0 mph while adding some incline here and there too. I was nice and sweaty by the end and was ready to start my day on the right foot!
I did an (older) aerobics DVD that I found stashed away in my workout DVD collection. It’s about 45 minutes of a couple cardio circuits and one strength circuit. It’s not a prenatal/pregnant workout DVD, but pretty much all of the moves are safe for pregnant women so I enjoy throwing it into the mix every once in awhile.
Wednesday’s workout was a steady paced walk on the treadmill at 4.0 mph for about 40 minutes while finishing up this week’s Bachelor episode. Side note: Is anyone else incredibly annoyed by this Tierra girl?
Thursday was another walking day! Walking has been my go-to cardio since being pregnant. It’s amazing how much it can get your heart pumpin’ when you add in some incline, speed up your pace, and have a little extra weight on you. Initially I was planning to do a yoga video, but the sun came out later in the day and I had to take advantage of it since it’s been pretty rare these days. Both the pups and mama were happy campers and took a beautiful 30 minute speed walk through the neighborhood.
That brings us to today which I’ll plan on recapping along with the upcoming week’s workouts next Friday!
I hope you’re able to get your fitness on this weekend! Have a great Friday!
- Tell me about one of your favorite workouts from the week!?
- Do you have any fun workouts planned for the weekend?
- What are your current fitness goals?