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My run went surprisingly well. I don’t know if I was really just that into my show or my body is remembering this whole running thing. Each time I ran it felt easy and I always questioned that I was done already. It was really nice to feel that easy running come back. However, next week my run time increases so we’ll see how I’m feeling then. I was still smart and didn’t increase my running time today or my speed. My goal is to focus on endurance first and then work on speed. I may not be super fast (not that I ever will be) but at least I won’t be hurting myself. Plus yesterday I managed to hit my step goal (it isn’t that high since giving birth) without having to run. I felt pretty accomplished. 

My lifts today were abs, chest, and shoulders. I ended up rushing my last few shoulder exercises because I thought my boy was starting to wake up. Turns out he wasn’t but it is better safe than sorry. For abs my plan had me doing lying leg lifts and bicycles. It also wanted me to go side planks, but I really wasn’t feeling them. The lying leg lifts I could feel working and thought I wouldn’t push it. For my chest and shoulders I did incline bench press, incline flyes, triceps push down, Arnold dumbbell press, seated side lateral raise, and front dumbbell raise. I used all light weight, which made me feel like I was going way backwards compared to what I used to do. I know it is better that way to slowly ease my way back into it but still. My body is all sorts of different since giving birth and it is like I am relearning things about it. I’m also just learning new things about it. 

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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. 

Hump Day or Bump Day? 

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I did not work out yesterday. I woke up with a crazy headache and other pregnancy symptoms I won’t mention (they are gross). Plus the weather was going through a crazy change, which caused some storms today. However, I did manage to finish my laundry and wash my brothers bedding. I’d say I was pretty nice sister, just saying. 

Today I did work out. In the morning it started raining for a little bit but eventually cleared up. I lifted in the morning before lunch. After I was crazy hungry but still waited a little bit too eat because it was way too early to eat lunch. My exercises worked my chest ans tricep muscles. I feel like I’m gaining some strength still, even though I have a weight limit. My reps keep increasing each week for the majority of my lifts. While I can’t measure my progress by weight increase, I can measure it by rep increase and how my muscles look. I’m feeling pretty good considering I’m nearing the third trimester and always tired. 

You can see my little bit of muscle. You can really see my belly.😂

My walk today wasn’t that great. The under side of my belly was not feeling great, and my hips are super achy today. While the pain wasn’t awful, it was enough to have me take a few breaks. I’m sure my belly and hip pain is because everything is stretching, thanks to my little one.  It wasn’t a great walk and it made me think about slowing down my walks. Honestly I’m probably just going to wait to slow down my walks for a little bit because tomorrow’s walk could be completely different. It all just depends on how I’m feeling. I’m determined to keep going my 4 miles in an hour for as long as possible. But time will tell how long that really will be. At least I finished it and still managed to walk 4 miles.