Motivation Monday

Not the best week for me exercise-wise. Y’all, I am having so much pain in my ankles and shins. It’s incredibly frustrating. I can handle about 10 minutes on the treadmill, and even less walking outside. Thankfully the elliptical and stationary bike don’t seem to bother me, but I’m not a huge fan of either. Guess we’re going to have to become better acquainted though. Strength training is totally fine, and I’m still able to handle the rower at OTF, although my belly is definitely starting to make that a challenge. So overall there’s about to be a lot more modification with my workouts. I talked to my OB at my appointment this morning and he basically just lent a sympathetic ear and told me it’s par for the course when you’re pregnant and while there’s not much I can do to help the discomfort right now, there’s also not anything I need to be concerned about, which is obviously a good thing. Basically I just have to endure. He did suggest some compression socks for when I’m working out, so I guess I’ll try those. I think I’m just frustrated because I love running, and the treadmill in general, but I guess I just need to come to terms with the fact that I’m going to have to improvise.

Stats from last week:

Monday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Tuesday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Wednesday: Tried walking outside, but made it 25 minutes and my shin splints were too bad and I had to come back in. Finished up with 15 minutes on the elliptical.

Thursday: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class

Friday: Really short on time today since we had plans to head out of town early afternoon, but I squeezed in a quick 30 minute workout between the treadmill and the elliptical

Saturday: Attended a marriage retreat this weekend, so did not have free time to workout, although we definitely had some outdoor activity

Sunday: Really unusual for me, but I took a total and complete rest day. I was signed up for the 12:30 OTF class, but between Asher Wade being sick, terrible weather outside, and generally feeling really worn out myself, I pretty much just laid around the house all day. Not going to lie…it was pretty nice.

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