PT today. Squats (50kg max) barbell shoulder raises (12kg m), glute raises (16kg m), deadlifts (40kg m) then double cable Russian twists.
Bit of a shock today to hear my PT is leaving my gym. :(
Good session otherwise, with a circuit of leg press, glute press, chest press and tricep extensions followed by cable Russian twists and dead lifts.
Wednesday was Pilates and Tuesday I did 20 minutes on the treadmill and 10 mins bike intervals.
Not the most active week due to work commitments, but I did get a couple of cardio sessions in as well as a weights session with my PT.
As I've dropped a couple of high-impact classes, I need to plan my lunchtime workouts better. So far I've stuck to the treadmill/cross-trainer/rowing machine but have asked my PT to put together a short weights routine I can do without him there.
The appearance of snow usually grinds the UK to a halt, so it was helpful for thousands of commuters that the worst of it was over the weekend. However, not so helpful for wary pregnant runners!
As I knew I wouldn't get out for a run at the weekend, I returned to the gym at lunchtime on Friday and did 25 minutes on the treadmill. Officially, it's a 20 minute limit during peak time but I decided that shouldn't include warm up/cool down when there were free treadmills for other gym goers. I like to think that what I'm doing now pregnant is 'reverse intervals'; I run at a normal, comfortable pace until I realise my heart rate is getting a bit high, then I slow right down until my breathing returns to normal, then up the speed again.
I started to get a bit twitchy yesterday, so opted to do an exercise DVD in the spare room. I've owned Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred for some time, but never made it to the third workout before - so that's what I opted for. The dumbell exercises don't do much for me (I only have 2kg weights at home!) but the body weight exercises were interesting - I've never done travelling press ups before! The Up/Down Plank was also a new exercise (as seen on Oxygen's site - http://www.oxygenmag.com/Training/Articles/Up-and-Down-Plank.aspx ).
Today was my third weights session with my PT since finding out I was pregnant. I finished 2012 with 350kg leg presses and 70kg low rows. We had decided to move on to squats, and that hasn't changed with my news. This lunchtime's squatting built up to 8 reps at 70kg, which he has said is the heaviest I'll go for now, though we can work on increasing the reps until I have to stop squatting.
My current method of managing my gym clothes is to pack 4-6 sets of clothing into a large rucksack at the beginning of the week, decant them into a 'dirty clothing' bag as the week goes on, then take them all home on Friday.
I can't afford to buy 6 sets of maternity clothes just for the gym, so I'll be making use of my current clothes for as long as possible. However, some of my trousers are not stretchy, so I might treat myself to something from Sporty Bump.
A couple of links that I have added to my favourites to review and refer back to.
I had been thinking of starting a blog to record my progress with 2013 health goals.
With the discovery on 9 January that I am pregnant with my second child, these goals have changed slightly!
I shall confess that No 1 is the perennial stopping smoking. I wasn't a heavy smoker, and smoked about four a day through the week, double that on a weekend day, though double that again if the weekend involved a drink!
Obviously it is a given that I have stopped now, and I am pleased that I had had a few days head start this time round.
No 2 is to perform an unassisted chin-up. I'm not sure how feasible that is now, as I wasn;t all that close and my body weight is only going to increase. We shall see!
No 3 is to reduce my body fat %. Again, I think my body is going to go against me on this one! My experience of pregnancy and breastfeeding is that I had a massive drop in body fat % only once I stopped feeding when my daughter was around 17 months old.
No 4 is to run my local 10k in May in less than an hour. Right now, I'd still like to run it but am not worried about a PB!
So No 5 is the new goal - to have a fit and healthy pregnancy and labour!!
Just a normal working mum, interested in being strong and fit as I head into my late 30s