Fitness

Workout Wednesdays – DU OUCH!

May 30, 2012

Before I begin, I have to share this video with my fellow Crossfitters. It’s friggin hilarious!


Thank you to Kat for sharing this!

So what’s going on with me on the workout front? Pretty much the norm around here.

Mondays are cardio days. If the weather is good I’ll hit the trail and do some running/walking. Running is becoming increasingly difficult the more pregnant that I get. Cardio seriously kicks my ass right now. So I usually have to do some short sprints mixed with walking. This Monday I actually had a decent run though which was nice. Hopefully I can keep those runs up more than the crappy ones where I need to walk more.

If the weather sucks I  hop on the elliptical in my condo’s fitness room.

More like fitness closet!

Oh well, it’s better than nothing!

Tuesdays/Thursdays are Crossfit nights. I am still getting frustrated that I can’t lift as heavy and I suck at any cardio based exercises. However, I know that I am still getting benefit by going and doing what I can. I am still pretty strong considering, but I often feel like the biggest wimp. Unless it’s a leg exercise. I’ve still been squatting around 100lbs. Last Tuesday we did our 1RM (1 rep max) for front squats and I got to 95lbs. I probably could have gone up but I didn’t want to push too much. There are some things we do where my belly will get in my way and it just makes me laugh, I feel so ridiculous.

Last week both WOD’s had double unders in them. Normally I would just do skips instead because I’m not very good at double unders. Tuesday’s WOD was Tabata row for calories, double unders and burpees so I decided to attempt double unders. I definitely got the lowest score that night but at least I did double unders. Thursday’s WOD was max double unders in 120, 90, 60 and 30 seconds and then max plank in 120, 90, 60, 30 seconds. I think I still got the lowest double under score again but at least I attempted to do them and was able to string a few more than 2 in a row together. The downside is the welts I get on my arms from messing up.

Ouch

Wednesdays is prenatal yoga which I’m really loving. It’s so much easier having a ton of flexibility before I got pregnant so I really don’t feel hindered at all when doing any of the postures. I can go pretty deep into most of them comfortably. I definitely want to continue with yoga after delivery and can’t wait until I can do mom and baby yoga.

I also want to pick up a good yoga DVD to do at home when I have the chance. Any good recommendations?

Now that the farmer’s market is here I won’t be going to Saturday morning Crossfit anymore unless the weather is too awful to hit the market. Hopefully I can will myself out of bed Sunday morning’s instead for another cardio session. I need to keep my cardio up so I can finish the races I have planned this summer 😉

There you have it folks, my current workout schedule. Pregnancy isn’t holding me back and I don’t believe it should ever be used as an excuse not to stay active. My doctor has told me to continue as normal and I will do so until I’m told otherwise or until it just doesn’t feel right. I feel so proud when people give me props for continuing to work so hard while I’m pregnant.

What’s your current workout routine these days?
Any good yoga DVD’s to check out?
What are your thoughts on fitness during pregnancy?  

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    May 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I am in such a rut! Hence, trying Crossfit tomorrow! Right now I hit the gym 3 days a week with 30 mins of cardio each time then 30 mins of weights – 1 day of core/abs, 1 day upper body and 1 day lower body. Then one day a week I do the Yoga Meltdown DVD at home and a 30-60 minute walk and then the 5th day is maybe a run, tennis, golf… something outside and active!

    • Reply
      Bex
      May 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      I’m so pumped for you to try Crossfit! I think it will be really good for you because it’s always different and you won’t ever feel like you’re in a rut if you continue going!

  • Reply
    Allison
    May 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    when i have a baby, i plan to stay as active as possible. supposed to be better for labour, heck yes.
    i’m into full swing tri-training, so swimming, biking, running and weights… lots of work ahead of me.

  • Reply
    April
    May 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    You shuold be proud Becky! You are doing amazing!

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