Motivation Monday

I went to type this post and realized I had not kept a record of my workouts for the week….whoops! So I’m going to do my best to try and remember. Thankfully my OTF app keeps track of my attendance and I have a gym class schedule hanging in my office, so I can usually figure out what I did. In related news, I found that I had to slow it down a little more this week, because #pregnancy. My belly has been tightening up a lot, which my OB says is likely my uterus expanding and also my body working harder to get oxygen to the baby during exercise. I really notice it in the evenings and obviously when I’m working out, and it’s quite uncomfortable. In the evenings I usually have to lay down until it relaxes a little, and during workouts I just have to slow it down. He told me that it’s nothing to worry about and very normal and to just continue to listen to my body and stop exercising if something feels really off, reminding me that pregnancy IS uncomfortable, and I shouldn’t expect to feel like I did pre-pregnancy, or to necessarily be able to go as hard as I did pre-pregnancy. He’s continued to encourage me to keep up my routine and just listen to my body. I know I’ll have to continue to make adjustments as this pregnancy progresses, but so far I’m keeping my same exercise routine, just going at a slower pace, and taking breaks (for the rest AND for the potty).

Stats from this past week:

Monday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Tuesday: Super busy day, but I squeezed in a 30 minute run on the treadmill (5.0-5.2 mph)

Wednesday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Thursday: 10 minutes on the treadmill (5.6 mph) followed by a 45 minute Total Body Training class (full body workout using free weights and resistance bands…so much shoulder work!)

Friday: Matt and I both took the day off from work so we got to enjoy a 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class together, followed by a celebratory brunch afterwards:-)

Saturday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Sunday: Had already decided that today would be a rest day, but I did take a 2 mile walk around the neighborhood with Cody

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