It was another day of working out. I walked my 4 miles inside today. It was in the 70s but when the wind is 40+ more it tends to put a damper on it. Plus it helps if my mom runs the one dog and I walk the other two. She wasn’t running outside today, so I was inside. Anyways it still was a good walk and got me a good workout. I had the incline on the whole time but only at half a degree. Even though the workout area is freezing, I managed to still break a sweat.
Just because it was crazy windy doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy outside
I decided to change up my workout, partly because I’m pregnant but also so I don’t stress about it. Originally I had it worked out so I needed 6 days to lift. Well Saturdays we tend to be busy no matter what. So I changed it up a little. Now I only work out 4 days a week and work each muscle group once a week. I think this will help me to my get so worn out and to not over push it. Today’s workout was legs and abs. I seem to have a tendency to work out legs first, probably to get it over with. Anyways I did dumbell squats, leg curls, standing calf raises, leg extensions, thigh abductor, and thigh adductor. The thigh exercises really work my hip muscles, which I find to be useful for pregnancy. Plus since I broke my pelvis I try to workout that area for extra strength. I also did abs today. Working out that area seems to be very important when pregnant. My exercises were the plank, dumbell side bends, and dumbbell seated twist. Now for the plank I only held 30 seconds at a time. Partly because it’s been so long, and my dad kept making me laugh while I was trying to hold it (makes it a little challenging). I really didn’t go crazy on the abs because I figured I’m pregnant, and it’s not good for me to lay flat on my back (limits the exercises I can do).
Today I walked inside because it was freezing outside. Between the wind and it just not getting warm out, I had no chance of staying warm while walking. My 4 miles went by pretty easy. I didn’t do any incline today because I figured I’d rest my legs a little bit. It went by quickly, which is probably because I watched TV. Always goes by faster then. Plus I had my Garmin Vivoactive track my walk. Granted, it’s never as accurate as when your walking outside. However, according to it I went longer than 4 miles. Generally when I use it, my watch shows me not going as far.
The mutts didn’t really want to cooperate for a good picture.
My workout today was shoulders and chest. On one of my shoulder workouts I increased my weight, which is always fun. I did not increase my weight on chest, but I can still feel it nonetheless. As always it was a good workout that I could really feel in my shoulders. They still felt pretty sore when I started working them out today. But I managed to push through and do more weight.
It’s crazy how you can see when I started working out more seriously. My first trimester all I wanted to do was sleep.
Today was leg day again. I took out my lunges though because my “What to Expect When Expecting” book said that it would be better to not do those while pregnant. It’s because I’m more clumsy then normal, and I am more prone to injury. Personally I didn’t research it that much because I despise walking lunges anyways. It just made a good excuse to not do them. However, I do think I did one of my exercises slightly wrong on accident. The right side of my leg is sore and not from working it out. I’ve learned to tell the different pains in my body, for the most part. Hopefully it just heals up nicely.
I just took this pic. It was pretty outside
I had a mixture of cardio for today. My main cardio was walking on the treadmill. I had the treadmill at different angles, so it was like I was going up a hill. Sometimes it amazes me how walking at a step incline can be challenging. I did that for about 45 minutes. My other cardio was just out walking with the dogs. I also through the tennis ball for awhile. The dogs played keep away from each other. It was entertaining.
Today I walked my 4 miles inside. Between the rain from last night and it raining during the day, I knew it wouldn’t work to walk outside. Walking inside is always fun with a TV set up in front of the treadmill. I walked the first and third mile at a one degree incline. My last mile I walked it at a half a degree incline. Since tomorrow is leg day and my legs are still a little sore, I figured I better not walk the whole time at an incline. It was interesting to walk during the time I did, because both my parents were lifting weights at that time. It didn’t end up well for them and one came back later to finish. I mean it is a home gym in a room that isn’t finished in the basement.
Today’s lifting consisted of biceps and triceps. I’m not really sure I’m going to be able to do much with my arms tomorrow, but we shall see. I did feel pretty good about being able to still use the 15 pound dumbbells for most of my lifts for biceps. My triceps just hated me at the end. My arms were jello and begging to be done. The exercises I did were: alternate hammer curls, alternate bicep curls, dumbbell incline curl, concentration curls, bench dips, standing triceps extension, triceps kickback, and alternate triceps extension. By the end of all that my arms were ready for a break.
I tasted good after my workout apparently
I did walk around outside with the mutts today. In the morning I let them out for about an hour and walked them around. Granted, I didn’t walk that whole time. They had to get put away, since my parents had people coming over to put stuff on the attic. Anyways after that I let them out again and played with them for about an hour. Again, I walked them around for a little bit but they were more interested in chewing on bones. When we made dinner tonight, it was fun because my hubby was involved along with my mom and I. Sometimes it’s nice to make dinner as a family.
Isn’t it how every dog sits?
Today I worked out my shoulders and chest. I was pretty excited because my new shoes came in. I was trying to not wear my other work out shoes in my parent’s workout room, since I’ve worn them outside. Anyways, I increased my weight for my chest exercises unintentionally. I wasn’t paying attention to what it was set at and just did it where it was. Thankfully, it didn’t put me over the weight lifting limits I have. However, I felt pretty accomplished since I still managed to lift more weight on the machines. That will max me out until I’m no longer pregnant, but I can always increase reps when it starts getting super easy.
Batman socks make everything better
For my cardio I walked around outside with my mutts. It was only about a mile and a half but it was on my family’s land. None of the land is smooth and flat. Most of it consist of clumps of grass everywhere and random spots that water has dug its way through the ground. But my dogs enjoyed walking around with me and playing in the water. I figured I got a decent workout with the hills and uneven land.
This was super smelly today and it smelled amazing