I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while…on Monday I will be seven months pregnant. As you know, exercise was an enormous part of my life prior to “getting knocked up” (classy) and I was hoping it would remain so throughout. For the first four months, I spend my days with face in the can. The only exercising was pertaining to my gag reflux. Sweet. But, post four months, I’ve fallen into a different, but good routine. Overall I try to work out 4-5 times a week, with these past couple months mainly consisting of 5 times per week-ers. At the beginning I did attempt a few runs while the weather was nice, and this was fine for a while.
Then when the weather started to not cooperate, I moved my workouts indoor. I mix it up weekly between a mix of the following:
45 minute spin class (definitely still comfortable but I chill with jumps)
40 minute Cybex or Elliptical with 10-20 minutes recumbent bike combo
And my new favorite…the POOL!
Sometimes I will do a brick-type workout with the pool (25 minutes Cardio machine then 25 minutes pool) but mostly I will do about an hour in the pool. My favorites for the pool are running laps (to keep my form and because I truly miss running) and swimming with the kickboard- just doing kicks, usually frog kicks. I typical hour long “swim” for me looks like this: 25 minutes jogging, 10 minutes kicking, 15 more minutes jogging, 10 more kicking. I usually only do about 14 laps (lengths) of kicks.
So the funny thing is that I really LOVE to do this while listening to my ipod. SO, I have come up with a (hopefully) foolproof way of doing so. Although I have a waterproof mp3 player that I got on the cheap from amazon, I have yet to figure out how to use it, so I do THIS with my ipod:
I wrap it in my bun then secure with another hair elastic. Then, I click SHUFFLE! It has worked everytime and I hope I didn’t jinx myself. But to be safe, I wrap it until one a bit of it hangs so that if it does fall out of my bun, it won’t fall far enough to hit the water. DERP~!
And let’s be honest. it isn’t always easy to motivate myself to work out, but once I get started I am SO appreciative I did. I NEED these workouts for mental sanity! So when I do get it together to work out, I do try to make it around 50 min-an hour. It is like motivating any other time. What about you?! What have your workouts looked like recently?!