Hump Day

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Today my lifting was for chest and triceps. I increased reps and the amount of weight I several different exercises. If I’m remembering correctly, this is the first time in awhile that I’ve done triceps and chest not early in the morning. I feel like that helped me out today. It was wonderful to be able to increase my reps for incline dumbbell bench press. While it was only by two reps, it’s still more than I was doing. My triceps by the end I could feel the lactic acid building. It was a little painful, but hey at least I know I’m working out those muscles. 

Have some muscle slowly building 😊

Today I walked after my lifting. It went pretty well considering I walked yesterday, and also went over my steps. I went over my steps today as well (go me). For the most part I had no aches and pains. I mean I got a little distracted by big flying bug in the area, so that helped me not really focus on walking. Seriously, it was gross but never stopped moving so I could not kill it. The last two minutes of my cool down I got some pain that hurt pretty good. Eventually I figured out that if I made sure I had perfect posture, it went away. I am not sure if I was really starting to walk weird or not, but at least I figured it out. Plus after that I never had any issues and finished without any pain. 

Moving

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Today I had work later in the day. It’s not really getting me into the habit of waking up early and working out, but at least I did. My weights were for legs and abs today. I increased my weight for my leg workouts on pretty much every exercise. The only ones that didn’t increase were my hip exercises. I increased my reps for squats, which basically is increasing my weight because I’m at the max weight I can lift at this point. I felt pretty good for lifting more weight. My ab exercises I even increased weight on. I mean I know I’m going to need all the help I can. As for my planks, I feel my shoulders getting tired before anything else. I’m not sure if this is because my form is off or my shoulders are just that weak. Who really knows. Next week since I’ll be in third trimester I’m changing up my workout anyways. 

My walk today was for an hour. I only went at a 3.5mph speed. My watch said I still went over 4 miles, so I’ll go with it. It was easier to go slower and I didn’t feel as many aches and pains. I figured if I have time for the hour walk I’ll walk slower. However, if it is a shorter walk then I’m going to try to walk faster. We will see how that all works out for me as time goes on and I get further into this pregnancy. I still managed to go twice my goal steps today, so go me. My goal steps aren’t as high as they are when I was running, but hey I’m still going to take it. 

Friyay 

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Today I had early training so I ended up not doing anything in the morning. However, my training ended early so I got to go home and work out. 

My lifts today were shoulders and abs. I always forget how much less weight I can lift with my shoulders. It always amazes me how are shoulders hold up and can do, but when it comes to lifting weights I can’t ever lift that much. As for my abs I felt the soreness pretty quick. I didn’t last as long as I was hoping but hey I’m growing a child. I also managed to get a short walk in. It was only 25 minutes but one of my kids I had today always wants to be moving. So basically I got in an my steps and then some thanks to that kid. 

Figuring it All Out 

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So today I only lifted in the morning. I had a 9 hour shift, and figured sleep was more important. Actually, the past two days I’ve had ten hour shifts. So, as long as I’m not up super late tonight my goal is to walk in the morning before work and lift. My overall goal is to walk in the days that I don’t work ten hour shifts. Anyways, we will see how this works out for me. My husband can be trouble to sleep with because he comes home after I’m already asleep. It can wake me at times, but oh well. 

Today I did lift. My workout today was biceps and back. I could definitely tell my biceps haven’t been worked in awhile. It was pretty quick that I could feel the burn. Surprisingly, even though it’s been awhile since I’ve done biceps I could still lift the same. That’s always an accomplishment in my book. My back muscles are already sore from being pregnant. Thankfully, no crazy pain but enough it can be a nuisance at times. But at least I still can work my muscles. 

It’s Only Tuesday

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My workout today was chest and triceps. I could already feel the soreness in my chest. Surprisingly my lifting went well considering I did it in the morning and had nothing to eat. I’m probably going to try to start eating a banana first, so I’m not burning calories that u haven’t eaten yet.  It was not as big of a challenge as I thought it would be to get up early and lift. However, I want to try to walk in the morning as well. After work I’m ready to just relax and go to bed. Even though I didn’t end up walking in the morning, I still managed to get over my steps on my watch. Working with kids I feel like I’ll get that way a lot. My goal is to still get up early enough tomorrow to walk and lift, but we shall see. It is going to be another ten hour shift. 

Motivation Monday

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Last week I didn’t work out consistently. It is much more challenging with this new job and almost being into my third trimester. However, on the weekend I still swam a few “laps” in the pool. It’s just one of those above ground pools, so they aren’t really laps. But I still felt like it was something at least. Plus a few of the days I always walked past my goal steps. 

I’m hoping that since I did workout today, on a Monday, that it’ll be easier to stick with. My next three days at work are going to be long, so my goal might just go get weights in. For my job, a few kids are pretty active, which will help to at least get all my steps in. Today I managed to get an hour walk in. My fitness watch said it was a little over 4 miles, even though the treadmill didn’t. It really doesn’t matter because I’m feeling pretty good for just walking an hour. I ended up doing my 5 minute cool down on the elliptical. It was interesting because it’s been so long, since I’ve used an elliptical. 

My weights today were for legs and abs. I’m really thankful I don’t have to limit the amount of weight I lift for my legs. It always reminds me that I can lift a decent amount of weight. Based off some things I’ve read, it would appear that squats are good for pregnancy. So I may start really trying to increase my reps for squats. My ab workout really didn’t suck as bad as I thought it might. When I did planks, I didn’t feel like I was going to die by the end of the time. It really seems to bother my shoulders before I ever feel it in my abs. I don’t think it was ever like that before I got pregnant, so that might just be why. Today was a good day for workout out. 

It was even a good day at work. I know that’s a crazy statement for a Monday but it is true.

Late Nights

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I lifted in the morning before work. It took all the energy I had just to lift. We were up late last night while my dad finished up bailing the hay. My family is one that eats together, so we all waited. It is something I have come to respect, because it is super important to eat as a family. Anyways, that’s a different rampage for a different day. It was chest and triceps today. I’m sure I was a little more weak because I got up early to lift, and had not as much sleep. However, I know that when I get off work it is much easier to relax than workout. But I still managed to get a decent workout in because I could feel it when I took a shower and washed my hair. Today was another long day getting all the bails off the field. So I’ll probably just lift in the morning and not walk. These late nights are killing me and my exhausted body. But I get some great views here. 

Lets Move it, move it, move it

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I am for reals starting back at working out again. Starting a new job it always takes awhile to get back in the habit. Today I walked inside for time reasons. It was in between my doctor appointment and going to work. I didn’t go as fast as the 15 minute mile pace, so I didn’t go 4 miles. However, I still went an hour for walking. My goal is to keep going for an hour as long as possible, even if that means I don’t go 4 miles. According to my fitness watch, I still went the 4 miles. I figured I’ll take it. My little baby boy has been more active than ever. I can now see him pushing against my stomach when he moves. If he can be that active in the womb, I can make sure to be as healthy as possible. 

I also worked out my legs today. However, I made sure I didn’t over do it. It’s been two weeks since I’ve lifted, so I didn’t really want to push it to hard. It felt great to push my muscles again. I know for many people that just sounds crazy but it works. For some of the exercises I know I could have pushed it a little more, but I didn’t want to. At some points I feel like I don’t push hard enough just because I’m pregnant, but I also want a healthy pregnancy. 

Walking Along

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I took last week off from any working out. Between starting a new job and not having a week off in a few months, I figured it was about time. Today I only walked. My goal was too lift as well but it didn’t happen. My hubby walked with me outside for a little while. I was impressed with how long he lasted, since he doesn’t walk as long as me. Plus he has previously pulled his hamstring and was still in a little pain from that. However, we took all three dogs and they seemed to enjoy it. Each of them managed to behave themselves the whole time. It was impressive. I end up finishing my four miles inside on the treadmill. Honestly I wasn’t that bummed about it. It was interesting to do some of the walk outside and some inside. I was just happy to be walking with my hubby. 

Inspiration

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Today was one is those days that is really hard to wake up from. It was cloudy and rainy all day. However, I managed to still get my workout done. I’ll probably always put an easy lifting day on the last day of my workout for the week. Not easy on the sense that I don’t do enough, but that it just isn’t a long one. I ended up lifting while my mom ran. It definitely got me thinking about running again, but also just how strong she is. I mean my mom runs three plus miles roughly three days a week. She is a woman that I’ll always look up to, especially when it comes to watching her just keep running. On that note my dad is just as inspirational because he started running in the past few years. He always worked out but generally did the elliptical and not the treadmill. My mom might run because she enjoys it, but my dad tells me all the time he doesn’t. I think secretly he might a little (who knows). But about three times a week he gets on that treadmill and runs. Even though he may not enjoy it, it is nice to have another inspiration when it comes to running. My parents are amazing. 

Anyways my lifts today were for shoulders and abs. I didn’t do shoulders last week and I could tell. All week I’ve been able to increase weight or reps for my workouts but not today. While it’s not a huge deal, it is a good reminder that I should probably not skip them. I still think they are one of my weakest muscle groups so… My abs basically despised me today. Again, I only did abs once last week and generally I do them twice. I could tell. But I still think it’s important to try to work my abs being pregnant. Everything I’ve read says it’ll help in the long run. 

I’ve done this.

My walk managed to go well. Although my lower abdomen hurt going into it. Thankfully not while I was walking but in certain positions. I’m growing some more. It went by quicker then it normally does, which was nice. I’m not sure if it was the new show or what, but I’ll take it. Today was nice to have a decent walk after having some issues earlier.