Motivation Monday and Weekend Shenanigans

I kind of had a hectic week at work and then we left town on Friday for a little getaway, so it was a bit of a struggle to fit in my exercise towards the latter part of the week. I’m also noticing that my workouts are starting to feel more challenging and I’m finding myself taking more breaks, and taking it slower in general. I’m still running, and I’m planning to do a half marathon in March, but I feel like after that I may start switching to walking instead. Not that running isn’t perfectly safe during pregnancy (assuming you were running before getting pregnant, and assuming you have your doctor’s OK of course), but I’m also trying to listen to my body and my body seems to be telling me to slow it down a little bit. Orangetheory is still going great and I have every intention of keeping that up all the way through my pregnancy, knowing I’ll just have to keep modifying as necessary. Thankfully the coaches are super knowledgeable and have been great about providing modifications as needed.

Stats from this past week:

Monday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Tuesday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class…we did a partner workout for Valentine’s Day and I had so much fun working out with Matt

Wednesday: 15 minutes on the treadmill (5.5 mph) and a 45 minute Power Yoga class (where I was reminded how much more stretching I need to be doing…)

Thursday: Squeezed in a 35 minute run on the treadmill (5.5-6.0 mph) between meetings

Friday: Headed to Birmingham for a marriage conference, so I took a rest day, and then regretted not fitting in some sort of exercise given the fact that there was a wall, yes a wall, of donuts at the conference, from my most favorite donut shop in B’ham. Not to mention tables and tables of mini bundt cakes and cheese biscuits and cheese grits and other shenanigans. I decided to indulge anyways, because #yolo, right?

Saturday: 1 hour walk around our old stomping grounds in B’ham with some serious hills to climb up and down

Sunday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Like I mentioned above, we spent the weekend in Birmingham with our dear friends the Miller’s and attended a marriage conference at our old church. This is probably the fifth time we have gone to this conference and it never disappoints. I always come away with new insights and information and a renewed appreciation for Matt and our marriage, and a desire to want to make it even better. My mom flew in to keep Asher Wade so we could get away with total peace of mind knowing he was in good hands. It was such a great weekend with Matt and friends and I’m thankful for the time we had together. I was also thankful to get home to our little stinker yesterday.

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