Earlier than usual wake up today, and boy did it make for a tiresome morning! I did manage to get a good workout in and it truly helped increase my energy. Energy can be affected by many things – pregnancy number one, amount of sleep, quality of sleep, food and exercise. To maximize your energy levels its important to balance each of these things.
Today’s workout –
Warm-Up: Half mile (800 meters) on the rower
Workout – 15 minutes as many rounds as possible
500 meter row
10 Box Jumps
I was able to complete 4 rounds in 15 minutes 48 seconds (I wasn’t going to quit half way through a round)
Cool down – 400 meters on the rower
January Distance Challenge – 13 miles down, 37 miles to go!
Today I tested the length of my bladder control. My goal on the treadmill today was to get in two miles. I am not one who likes to stop mid-way through my workout to go to the bathroom, so I’ll push through till the end potty dance if needed! My first mile today was a slow jog. By the end of this mile my bladder could not handle another full mile of jogging so I mixed it up. Second mile was intervals of jogging for 0.10 mile and walking 0.10 miles until I hit two miles. At two miles I realized I had energy to go a little further! Final results 2.5 miles on the good old hamster wheel.
I then finished up my workout with a 1 mile (1600 meter) row on the Rower to get me to a total distance of 3.5 miles for the day!
January Distance Challenge – 10 miles down, 30 miles to go!
Today’s workout was inspired by one of my kitchen chairs. Yes, you heard right! What better way to get fit than with using the tools that surround you in your home. We’ve all said it – “I can’t workout at home, I don’t have equipment”. But that can be the furthest thing from the truth. Yes, you have to be creative and yes, it still takes time, but it CAN be done.
If you have equipment such as dumbbells or kettlebells it can make your workout more intense, but you can also do so by increasing the number of repetitions. With my workout today I used two 15 pound dumbbells and a mini band!
Chair Step-Ups – 10 each side
Decline Chair Push-Ups – 10
Lateral Step-Ups – 10 each side
Tricep Dips – 10
Single Leg RDLs – 10 each side
Squat Jacks – 20