Deadlifts and Pull-Ups

Today at the gym I was able to get a quick 30 minute workout in before a few clients. Great way to end the year and get ready for 2016!

10 Rounds

10 Deadlifts
10 Pull-Ups (assisted)
This workout really worked on my grip strength today. Great for those moments when your kid tries to slip away from you or decides to try and jump out of your arms unexpectedly! ūüôā

How are you going to end 2015?

Saturday Workout

No workout for me yesterday, due to work and preparing for a Christmas party. It is funny how you always think, or at least I do, that cleaning will take a whole lot less time than it actually does. Therefore, I trained a little harder today to make up for my miss yesterday. I will say though preparing for Christmas party, chasing a 18 month old, baking, cleaning and hosting can really count as a workout – I was spent yesterday.

I have recently discovered my “shelf”, baby belly, when sitting in bed the other night. Over the past several days I have noticed I¬†occasionally have to change my stance to accommodate my belly during squats, deadlifts, and on the rower. While it is a weird feeling, it is kind of neat to think how much my little one has grown in such a short amount of time. ¬†I can’t wait to see them on ultrasound and find out the gender. Seven days and counting!!

Clean and Jerk – 5 x 5

Squats – 8 x 3
Kettle Bell Swings – 15 x 3
Decline Push-Ups – 10 x 3

 

Beautiful Sunday Workout

Today I got the chance to workout at the gym, followed by a short swim session with my son. Swimming is always fun when you are pregnant!¬†I am still small enough I can wear my two piece bathing suit, but too big to wear my one piece. Therefore I get to really show off my baby bump! Of course with pregnancy swimming, comes onlooker stares. I love when you can tell people are looking at you trying to figure out if you are pregnant or just eating too much junk food. ¬†Then you get to add an 18 month old who still doesn’t understand that his head under water isn’t a good thing. I truly had a blast teaching him to kick and jump off the edge, but was ready for a nap after the workout and swim.

EMOM (Every minute on the minute)
5 Squat Cleans for 10 minutes

This portion of the workouts seemed so hard compared to August when I did the same workout but 10 Squats every minute on the minute. However, I am so happy I can still workout even if it is modified.

To get a little more upper body work in I added the four following exercises.

Incline Bench 3 x 8
Seated Shoulder Press 3 x 8

Rear Delt Flys 3 x 10

Seated Rows 3 x 10

 

30 minute leg workout

200 Jump Ropes

Ice Skaters with 10lbs dumbbells in each hand

Bulgarian Split Squats with 25lb kettle bell

Single leg RDL with 25lb kettle bell

Repeat 4 times!

Slowing Down

Gorgeous Colorado day for a run, well I suppose now a days I should call it a jog. Not quiet at the pace I was even just months ago! Not only has my pace slowed down, but my distance has dwindled. This can be partially attributed to my bladder. Not even 1.5 miles into my run and I am immediately looking for a place to pee. I am not normally one to consider the outdoor my bathroom, other than camping or hiking, but today I was highly considering it. I would stop to walk every quarter mile or so hoping that would get me through and then try to jog again. I even had my son singing “Go, Mommy, Go”, but shortly realized it made me want to pee even more and quickly switched our song to “Hold it, Mommy, Hold it”. Needless to say we made it through our run and I didn’t pee my pants. We got in just under 2 miles for the day.

 

The run was just the warm-up and the workout today focused on upper body.

Gym Workout:

Superset- (do each exercise once then repeat three times)
Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 3 x 10
Lateral Dumbbell Raise 3 x 10
Reverse Dumbbell Flys 3 x 10

Seated Rows 3 x 10
Lat Pull Downs 3 x 10

Tricep Press 3 x 10

Standing Dumbbell Bicep Curl to Overhead Press 3 x 8

Being Innovative

Thanks to all these fun germs going around, no workout today! My little one was under the weather, which meant mommy to the rescue. I am however, fairly sore from yesterday’s workout, so a good amount of stretching while watching movies on the couch helped loosen those sore muscles up.

Since my son wasn’t feeling well we decided to set up the humidifier to get a bit more moisture in the air. My husband has become quiet innovative in his years. He couldn’t find the cap to the humidifier (which was right next to the kitchen sink!) so he used his imagination. This is what we ended up with…

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The top of a sippy cup and a sock (clean…at least that’s what he told me). ¬†I have to admit it did work very well. ¬†Not only did “sippy sock lid” as he calls it work, but the humidifier did it’s job and my son feels much better today.

I’m thankful for his ingenuity however weird it may be sometime!

 

 

Pregnancy and the Holiday’s

It may just be me, but I truly don’t like being pregnant during the holidays. Part of this comes from the fact both of these pregnancies I missed and will miss Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and my birthday(30th!) not that I am truly keeping track or anything… This doesn’t mean I am not excited about my little one, but that I have a hard time enjoying getting dressed up and going to family and friends houses when I am pregnant.

First of all, not that I am a fashionista by any means, but none of my clothes fit like I want them too. I go through a million outfits, which I have had for years, but nothing looks right. I personally did not purchase many maternity items my first pregnancy because we did not go out much. When both you and your husband work in the fitness industry you primarily wear “pajamas” or fitness clothes all the time. Even with my pregnancy those clothes still fit, just with the waist dropped a bit and a few shirts were a bit stretched. So when it come to dressing “up” it is hard to justify buying a bunch of maternity clothes I will only wear a couple times. ¬†Therefore, once I finally find something I currently own, that looks nice and sorta fits, my husband is threatening to leave me behind.

Second, I can’t eat or drink any of the fun things that I want….wine, egg nog, fancy unpasteurized cheeses, and of course WINE. Not that I’m WINEing or anything. I am not a huge drinker, but it never fails that when I am pregnant all I really crave is the latest beer or wine. I know you can have a glass or two here or there, but at the holiday parties you really want to enjoy more than one while mingling with your friends or hiding from your family members. Just kidding – I really do love all my family members. It never fails someone always complements my husband on how awesome it is to have a “designated driver”! While I may be sober as ever, the fact that belly is in the way, my feet are killing me and I am exhausted from growing another human being do not also mean that I would love to drive drunk people home all the time!!

Third, all of the conversations I get to partake in typically revolves around your pregnancy and not other things in the world. I truly don’t mind talking about my little leach inside for a while, but by the tenth conversation I am over it and would like join an adult conversation. ¬†At a holiday party the other day my girlfriend (who had her two little ones with her) and I were joking about we don’t get to socialize anymore and when we do it is typically about our kids or our soon to be. Not to mention everyone without a child was chatting upstairs and the two of us with kids were playing toys and dishing out snacks in the basement. ¬†Again, don’t get me wrong I love my son dearly and am ecstatic about my newest little one, but boy do they take over your lives. The one joy I do find in all of these shenanigans is that those friends who don’t have kids now will be more understanding in a few years when they do decide to start their family and by that point I may loose my sympathy and enjoy the dues have paid.

Finally, all of the events and gatherings that take place can really change up your fitness and nutrition plans. While my goal is to eat as many healthy meals as possible and keep my workouts up, scheduling makes fitting these in a bit tricky. This means instead of my 7am workout I may be up at 6am sweating my butt off just to fit it in. ¬†Or instead of indulging on the food they will provide at the party I will be eating at home and munching carefully at the party. I know, everyone tells me that I am pregnant and I shouldn’t worry about what I eat, but I do! I don’t worry about adding a few sweets in here or there but I do worry about getting all my vegetables and protein in. Veggies and protein are normally in small quantity at holiday parties, which leads people to indulge on a large amount of sugar and carbs to keep your tummies satisfied! If this happens at just one party this season it isn’t terrible, but chances are if you are not careful this could happen at several parties and can add up! As my kind friend still informs me, “Once on the lips, forever on the hips”.

Working out on the weekends always proves to be difficult! Between football games, parties, and getting everything done for the holidays  time just seems to slip away.

 

 

 

 

Modifying Your Workout

This workout today kicked my butt and my belly. Today was a good example of modifying your workout based on how your body feels. The first round of “Kelly” I was able to complete the full 30 reps, but noticed at the end I had some light pains in my grown and my belly. First pregnancy this scared the crap out of me, but this time I knew I just needed to slow down. For me, I believe, these pains are due to growing and moving of my pelvis. Typically I notice the pain at night when I am tired, but will sometimes have them when working out. I spoke with my doctor during my first pregnancy and she said everything was alright, therefore I will modify my workouts if I experience these pains. Everyone’s comfort levels are different, if you experience anything similar or just don’t feel right, stop and talk with your doctor before continuing. Today’s modifications were slowing down and only doing half of the reps. As much as it crushes my ego to slow down, it is important that I am safe for me and baby!

 

Overhead squats – 4 x 8

Kelly – 5 Rounds (I only made it 4 today due to time)

400 meter Sprint
30 Box Jumps (I did 15)
30 Wall Balls at 14lbs (I did 15)

I finished 4 rounds in 26 minutes, what time can you do it in?

 

20 Minute Sweat

I only had 20 minutes today to get a good, quick workout in and here is what I did.

Jump Rope 5 minutes for warm-up

Cindy – AMRAP (as many reps as possible) in 20 minutes

5 Pull-Ups
10 Push-Ups
15 Body Weight Squats

I did 18 rounds + 5 pull-ups – How many can you do?

Working out for Turkey!

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and managed to survive the dessert selection.¬†My husband, myself and our little one started our Thanksgiving off this year with the Turkey Day 5K. It was starting to snow and getting cold but we bundled up and headed out anyways. ¬†We had the little snowman all bundled up in a giant fluff ball of blankets and sleeping bags. ¬†He hardly made a peep the whole race besides the occasional “Go GO!”. ¬†With his bright red cheeks and nose he happily enjoyed his post race pancakes while we waited for the rest of our friends.

Typically my husband hates running and will meet me at the end of the race, but this time he stuck with both of us the whole time.  He said he was worried about me falling on the ice, although I think he was really just cold!  Normally he ends up in the beer garden right after the race, this time it was straight to the hot chocolate.  The thought had crossed our minds to stay in our jammies all morning, but when all was said and done we are happy we made it out.  A little fresh air, no matter the temperature, does a body(and a baby!) good.

This year, while I missed my family dearly, I was super excited to only eat one Thanksgiving meal. Typically we visit both my family and my husbands family, but this year my family was out of town. You would think a pregnant lady would want all the food I could get, but it doesn’t work quiet like that for me! My eye’s are definitely larger than my stomach, five minutes into my meal I’m full. Therefore, one meal this year was plenty and I didn’t feel obligated to find room to try a bit of everyone’s dishes.

 

Yesterday’s workout, thanks to my friend Abby, was as follows:

Rowing 1600 meters

Jump Ropes – 30 seconds jumping/15 seconds rest x 5

FRAN
21-15-9
Thrusters at 65lbs
Pull-Ups with Band (50% body weight)

Kettle bell Push Press – 8 each side
Kettle bell Squat to High Pull – 8 each side
Repeat 5 times

50 Jump Ropes
50 Mountain Climbers
Repeat 5 times