Quality Time

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Today I worked out again, which is because I had the morning off. I worked out my chest and shoulders today. It went really well. My shoulders were burning from lactic acid at the end, so that was fun to deal with. I could really tell in my shoulders that I had basically taken last week off. I did do planks, which work out my shoulders. My chest lifts I managed to go the same amount of reps and weight, which I found very accomplishing. 

Pretty much how 3rd trimester is going

I also got to spend some time with my hubby and my pups outside. We burned a bunch of boxes that we had been gathering because of all the baby stuff we got. While he didn’t talk much (he talks a lot for work), it was still nice to be outside with him. Our pups never left our sides and enjoyed playing fetch. Trooper went down to the pond a few times and enjoyed getting wet then waiting to shake once he got back up to us. My other one was super lovey and enjoyed some snuggles. She did eventually get bored of that and go down to the pond to explore. She didn’t stay down there for long though before coming up and checking on us. 

Progressing 

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Today I worked out after work, which seems to be working well for me. My exercises today were for biceps and triceps. Those muscles have had a week off and I could tell. I didn’t really increase reps on any of the exercises, except a few. However, it was nice to really work those muscles after having the week off. Yesterday I didn’t work out, since we had to take my hubby’s car in to the shop. We had to drop it off by 7am. I also had a ten hour shift, so there was no way I was working out. This pregnant body would have none of that. 

Monday Blues

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Last week I was a slacker and slept more than I worked out. But hey you know what, sometimes sleep is way more important. I felt better and had more energy for work when I did that. Today I did manage to workout but it was after work. I might start doing that because I actually sleep through the night (except to go to the bathroom). Since I am pregnant, I really believe in getting as much sleep as possible. Anyways, I also was almost a slacker today as well. It was hard to wake up for work and when I got off work I really didn’t want to do anything. However, my dad asked if I was going to and so there I got my motivation back. It was leg day, which didn’t help with my motivation.  My lifts went well. While I didn’t increase anything, it still felt like I was working my muscles. I’m not sure I really will increase reps anymore but if it feels super easy I might. Once I started though, it felt nice to be back at. It also helps with calf cramps. I’ve noticed that when I consistently workout I have hardly any too no leg cramps at night. That really helps with the whole sleeping through the night. 

33 weeks along 👶🏻😳

All the Feels

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I’m not going to lie I purposely didn’t workout the past two days. I slept in and it was great. Honestly on Tuesday I didn’t really sleep in. I had a training for work that started earlier than my normal time. I’m really starting to feel that third trimester exhaustion. Even my once easy workouts are starting to become a challenge. I mean everything is growing, well kinda. Today I had a doctor’s appointment and was pretty certain when they weighed me I hadn’t gained anything from the last visit. Oh well. I definitely eat lots of food (at least I think it is). Plus we got the crib and dresser for our little guy over the weekend. It made me feel like I was just learning I was pregnant all over again. Seriously the best feeling ever. This weekend I have a baby shower that I’m crazy excited for, which has me feeling so ready to meet our little one. Anyways I’m on a pregnancy high for this little guy that I already love so much. 

As for my workout. Today was leg and ab day. My workout surprisingly went well. I could really feel me tiring out from it by the end. So I skipped my side planks. I figure I did normal planks and dumbbell side bends that was good enough. Also I try not to push it too much during this time. Today I also switched up my thigh adductor and abductor lifts. Instead of having them be with weights I did the body only versions. I feel like I’m not getting anywhere with them and they seem to cause issues at times. I’m hoping that by just doing the body weight ones it’ll still work my muscles, but not having any problems with it. I still managed to get all my steps in today, even without walking. I don’t think I’m going to worry as much about walking because my job keeps me pretty active. 

Third Times a Charm

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For the past few weeks by the time I get to my third workout I usually sleep instead. However, today I still got up and did it. Barely. When I finished I felt pretty accomplished and proud of myself. Today’s workout was chest and shoulders. I don’t know if I was really just feeling good, or my body at too tired to figure out what was going on but I increased my weight and reps for everything. I mainly increased my reps for chest exercises (can’t really increase weight right now). Seriously, I sat in shock for awhile because I couldn’t believe I was really increasing anything. My body is tired and I still managed to increase. It was great. I also got way over my steps in today thanks to my work expanding. While I’m glad to get more space there, I’m still a tired pregnant woman in her third trimester. 

Determination 

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I barely got up today in order to workout. However, I knew I’d never do it after work because I’d be to tired. So I managed to get up and lift. It was biceps and triceps day. I felt pretty accomplished because I increased my reps for my tricep exercises. All of them somehow. For my standing dumbbell tricep extensions I think I might be able to increase my weight the next time I do them. Plus for my dumbbell palms up lift I increased my weight today. So even though I didn’t want to get up, I still managed to increase reps and weight for different exercises. 

I Like to Move it

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Today I lifted and, in a sense, got my walk in. It was leg and abs day, which is always fun. Since we ended up taking the kids to the zoo today, I went in later than I planned. It actually worked out better for me, so I could eat before working out. It was nice to be able to get some calories in my body before using them all up. My leg lifts ended up wearing me out somehow. I mean I’m 31 weeks pregnant but still. During my workout I was sweating like crazy. I have no idea why. The workout area is in the basement, which stays pretty cool. It was intense on how much I ended up sweating. 

My walk today was really going around the zoo for work. Plus I got to see all the animals.  It was pretty toasty today but hey I got all my steps in plus some. Thankfully we have a pool so after I cooled off in it. 

Tired

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I’m not going to lie. Yesterday I didn’t work out because I couldn’t get out of bed. I mean I tried but my body was telling me no. I decided to listen to it, and it helped a little bit. The whole third trimester being tired thing is oh so true. However, I still want to be as healthy as possible. That means I will take more rest days, but I’m still going to try to get as much exercise is as possible. Today I did manage to get up and lift. It was shoulders and chest today. My shoulders were burning from lactic acid by the end of the workout. It’s kinda silly, since I always use such light weights for my shoulders. Oh well, someday my shoulders might be strong enough to move on. At least I got my workout in today. Hopefully, I’ll do my last workout for the week tomorrow but we shall see. Especially since today I visited with an old high school friend, which means I was up later than normal. Tomorrow shouldn’t be too bad and I’m hoping to enjoy the pool. 

Wacky Wednesday

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Today I managed to get my bum out of bed in the morning and go work out. It was biceps and triceps day. I could feel the lactic acid within my first lift. It was crazy. I’m sure part of it was because my body just felt tired, so my muscles weren’t up to part. However, it was crazy to think that my muscles were already feeling it. My bicep workout was crazy. When it came to doing hammer curls, I could seriously feel the lactic acid. Sometimes I feel like hammer curls work my biceps more than normal curls. It could just be me and when I do them in the workout but still they work wonders. Today’s workout went well considering it was a bit of a challenge to get myself up. While I didn’t walk today, I still managed to get over my steps goal from work. 

My happy dry puppy

Future Goals

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I was thinking about all this working out I’ve been doing. While I workout because I enjoy it, there are other reasons. Especially being pregnant I have many reasons for working out. I want my baby to be healthy when being born and to keep my body healthy for after the birth. Another reason I workout is because after my little guy is born I want to be able to back to riding horses again. Plus I want to be able to keep up energy after the little guy is born. Really I just want to have the habit of being healthy before hand, in hopes that I’ll be able to keep it up after. I realize it may not be to the same extent as when I was in college, but I still can at least be as healthy as possible. 
Anyways that was my rampage for the day. Today I did get lifting and walking in. It was leg day, which I sure is what made my walk a little harder. My app that I use to help keep track of my workouts updated, and it threw me for a loop. I haven’t decided yet if I like it, but I did get a good workout in. When I was on my last set for squats I was starting to feel the workout in my thighs. Granted I had no weight added to the barbell, since it is over the weight limit recommended. I’m pretty certain that since I do lots of reps that is why I could feel it. Plus my lunges I did before were with dumbells. Overall my lifting went well. My walk, on the other hand, felt like a struggle. The whole being in third trimester is starting to get to me. Different activities are starting to feel like a chore and not near as easy. So my walks are starting to feel like a struggle but hey I finished and that’s what counts.