Almost There

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Guess what guys? It’s almost the end of the week! For whatever reason, this week has been long and tiring. I think part of it is I didn’t get an adequate amount of sleep during the weekend. Anyways, I almost decided to sleep and not get up and lift. However, I figured we don’t have a lot of plans for this weekend and I could take a nap. Really my goal is to get in the pool, but we will see how that actually goes. 

Today I only lifted in the morning. It was chest and shoulders day. For whatever reason when I first looked I was thinking chest and back. It was a little confusing as I kept doing my weights, and it was working my shoulders and not my back. My shoulder was sore from the shot I got the other day. However, by the end of the day both my shoulders already felt sore. My lifts today consists of incline barbell bench press, dumbbell incline fly with a twist, bench press machine, dumbbell Arnold press, dumbbell shoulder shrug, and dumbbell bent over delt raise. I think my body is getting used to the whole being up early and lifting, which is nice. 

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Hump Day

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Today I lifted in the morning before work. I almost didn’t because it was really hard to get up. It was rainy and gloomy, which didn’t help. However, I still got up and worked out. Today’s workout was for biceps and triceps. The lifts included standing tricep extensions, dumbbell standing triceps kickback, barbell curl, dumbbell hammer curls, and dumbbell seated palms up curls. It was a challenge to finish the workout because I woke up hungry and I generally lift before I get ready for work. 

Today I walked after I got home after work. I was planning on it originally but wouldn’t have been that upset if I didn’t. However, one of my clients today was quiet the handful. I decided I for sure was going to walk to release some stress. It was only thirty minutes because I had no desire to kill myself. Especially since the crazy weather was giving me a headache. Also I had walked quiet a bit with my client today. 

Where did the Time go? 

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I didn’t work out on Monday because I had a long day at work. Today I only lifted, since I had a doctor’s appointment in the morning and it was my long one. However, I still went over for my steps today, which is always good. 

My lifting today was for legs and abs. I switched up my exercises and changed my what all my lifts were. One was to prevent me from getting bored and secondly was because I’m now in third trimester. My lifts today were dumbell lunges, barbell squats, seated barbell calf raises, hip lifts, planks, side planks, and dumbell side bend. While technically the barbell is over my weight limit, it’s only by like 5 pounds. Each time I did a set for squats I changed what I was doing. For instance, I did normal squats, wide stance squats, and then narrow. All my lifts went well today, which was great considering I didn’t work out yesterday. 

Long Week

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I feel like this week has been crazy long. Some weeks tend to just feel longer than others. I ended up lifting in the morning before my training in the morning. It was biceps and back day. While it was a slight struggle to lift in the morning, I still managed to get through. My biceps felt the lactic acid and I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. It can be challenging to feel anything for working out my back because of the weight lifting limit. I have to get a lot of reps in for the lat pull down exercise. I’m impressed I managed to finish to the workout, since it was early in the morning. 

Long Week

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Hey Yall, 

I feel like this week has been crazy long. Some weeks tend to just feel longer than others. I ended up lifting in the morning before my training in the morning. It was biceps and back day. While it was a slight struggle to lift in the morning, I still managed to get through. My biceps felt the lactic acid and I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. It can be challenging to feel anything for working out my back because of the weight lifting limit. I have to get a lot of reps in for the lat pull down exercise. I’m impressed I managed to finish to the workout, since it was early in the morning. 

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.