I ran and lifted Monday. I just decided to sleep instead of blogging. Nothing against you guys but I prefer sleep. My run on Monday went well considering I still had 6 intervals. Only this time it was a minute and a half of running and two minutes of walking. Running at the 6mph speed is starting to feel a piece of cake. I’m still not going to increase speed until I get my endurance good and solid. It seems to be coming back rather quickly. My lifts were for my back muscles. Those are always fun to conquer.
He spit up on this within half an hour of me putting it on. 😂
I also managed to barely get my run in for today before leaving for Thanksgiving. It was a little chaotic but you know with having a 2 month old that seems to happen. My run felt super easy and I’m attempted to go up to week three. However, with Thanksgiving I’m worried it won’t work well. Plus then I know I can just have a fairly easy run knowing that I’ve stuffed myself. I thinking weights are not happening for the rest of the week. Between being out of state for most of this week and Thanksgiving in general, it isn’t looking good.
While it has already been a crazy week, at least I got my runs in.
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.
I managed to run again. My legs are still a little sore from Monday. It isn’t really my legs persay but my hips. I know it is probably because I gave birth and my hips are stretched out and whatnot. However, once I started going it didn’t really bother me. My baby boy laid in his rock and play and smiled as I went. Towards the end of my run though he fell asleep. My running time was for a 10 minute mile pace. The interval it had me at was 1 minute run and 1 1/2 minute walk, along with a five minute warm up and cool down. My dad had mentioned that I should get back to just lifting. To just do lots of reps with light weight. In my head I knew I was just delaying because I could.
However, I did manage to lift weights today. It was leg day, which is always a fun way to start. So I did what my dad recommended. All my exercises were light weights with reps between 25-30. It surprisingly felt really good to get my muscles moving again. My exercises included: barbell squats, lunges, one legged barbell squats, calf raises, leg curls, and a different version of leg press. I’m sure it’ll be a struggle to walk tomorrow, but it was so worth it.
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.
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.
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 👶🏻😳
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.
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.
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.
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.