Motivation Monday

We spent Easter weekend in Gatlinburg with Matt’s side of the family (pics to come tomorrow) and while we had a wonderful time, I definitely indulged on too many goodies! I have been craving sweets so much lately and unfortunately (fortunately?) Easter seems to bring out the plethora of sweet treats. I have GOT to get back on some sort of healthy eating track pronto or baby boy is going to come out addicted to Cadbury eggs and Starbursts.

I accidentally threw my beloved FitBit away several months ago (don’t ask….stupidest move on my part and one that I totally blame on pregnancy brain), but Matt surprised me with an Apple Watch a few weeks ago and I’ve enjoyed tracking my steps again and using it to gauge my general activity level throughout the day. I particularly like how it reminds me to stand every 20 minutes, especially on those days when I’m stuck at the computer working on some project. So even on those days where I don’t feel like I got in a good workout at the gym, I can at least make sure I get in my 10K steps and move throughout the day.

Stats from last week:

Monday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Tuesday: 35 minutes on the elliptical

Wednesday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Thursday: 15 minutes on the treadmill (5.0 mph) followed by a 45 minute Total Body Training class (primarily strength training using free weights)

Friday: Left early this morning for Gatlinburg and while I didn’t “officially” workout, we did walk around Dollywood for several hours and I at least got in my 10K steps.

Saturday: Headed outside for an hour long walk. Shin splints are still so bad, but the weird thing is that if I can just push through those first 1-2 miles, the pain starts to subside. That first mile though….so painful!

Sunday: After we got home I headed to the gym at my office (thankful it’s open on the weekends on days like this where I’ve overindulged and really need a good workout) and did a full body strength workout using free weights, with several 5 minute cardio bursts thrown in between sets, using the treadmill. The other good thing about going to the office gym late in the day on a Sunday is that no one is there to see me busting out of my workout top that I obviously didn’t realize was too small until I got there;)

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