Monday, May 28, 2012
Coming into my 26th week of pregnancy now and loving it.
I printed some pictures of myself so far in my pregnancy and was un-happy with the muscle I seemed to have lost in my arms. I realized the majority of my workouts I have been doing are cardio only.
So I added back the weighted gloves over the weekend and it didn't feel too hard or like I was overexerting myself. So I am going to keep doing that.
I also began going through some old Oxygen magazines and websites to research what moves I can safely do or what modifications I can do in order to still have a little bit of a weight routine.
I now have a plan of action. I won't be lifting nearly as heavy as I am used to but I wanted to have some sort of weight training as it's important.
I also am beginning to watch my sodium intake a lot more. I will be starting my third trimester in the next week or two and have been warned about how easily pregnant women tend to bloat....everywhere - feet, hands, etc - due to too much sodium.
I actually feel really good about having some goals again. I am beginning to feel more tired so I may have to add back some naps.
But here are my goals for this week:
- add weighted gloves to at least half of my cardio workouts
- add in 2 days of upper body weight training (10 mins each) after my Turbo Fire Low Impact HIIT days
- drink more water
- eat less sodium
- listen to my body and rest when necessary
- watch sugar intake now that I am getting tired again