Hey Readers! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We had a snow storm here in NYC, I had lots of time to think about my workout plan for this week. I will admit I started out in the beginning of this pregnancy thinking that my workouts would not change. Well I was wrong. The more weeks that have gone by the more I have gone back to my old routine of just doing the elliptical daily. I have found that my strength is not what it was pre pregnancy and when I do lift weights I can barely do my sets with 5 pounds??
The old me when have thought that would never happen. So this week I am ready to start fresh and I have created a plan to go by. I used to have a plan for the week and since I have been pregnant I have been going by how I feel everyday and just showing up and going straight for the elliptical or walking on the treadmill. My workouts have gone from 60 minutes to 30 minutes because let’s face it, doing the same thing everyday is boring! Here is a look at my plan for this week:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 15 reps x 3 sets
- Weighted Sumo Squats
- Leg Press
- Lateral Raise
- Up-right Row
- Barbell Curls
- Tricep Kickbacks
Tuesday and Thursday
- 60 minutes of cardio
- elliptical (I use the aerobic setting on the life cycle elliptical machine)
- incline walk
- combo of both
I would normally fit in 6 days but Saturday we will be traveling to Texas to visit the in-laws for Christmas. That will definitely be a rest day! The rest of the holiday week, I am hoping to get in some sort of exercise even if it is just going out for a walk daily. What does your workout week look like??
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*With any workout plan make sure to consult your physician before starting. Remember to pay attention to basic safety guidelines. If you are feeling dizzy, out of breath, faint, or are having trouble making conversation, stop and rest. The key is to start slow and avoid injury–in order to keep yourself fit throughout pregnancy.