Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pretty good week

This week was good, managed to hit the weights 3 days this week. DOMS hit me hard on Wednesday (following leg day).. Could barely walk the next day..and I’m still feeling stiff!

It’s weird how one day I feel totally fine, the next I get full blown morning sickness, dizziness and all that fun stuff 😳
And man oh man am I HUNGRY!! I usually eat every three hours but lately after an hour & a half I’m looking for something to munch on.
And some of my ‘choices’ aren’t on the healthy side (yikes!!): gingerale- I’m not a pop drinker; coco puffs cereal- I don’t eat cereal; cookies- ok I admit that I have indulged from time to time on cookies… I try to control these cravings as best I can.

My workouts this week:

Monday- delts

1.Seated shoulder press 5x 10x 50pds
2.Lateral raise 4x 12x 30pds
3.Rear delt flyes 4x 15x 40pds
4.Front delt raise 3x 10x 24pds

Tuesday- legs

1.Deadlifts 5x 12x 80pds
2.Leg press 4x 12x 360pds (yay!)
3.Kettlebell s.l deadlift 3x 10x 40pds
4.Leg extension 5x 12x 90pds

Today- back & triceps

1. Tbar row 4x 12x 35pds
2. Lat pull down 4x 10x 85pds
3. Assissted Pull-ups 4x 10x 40pds
4. Seated cable row 4x 15x 75pds
5. Incline barbell tricep extension 5x12x 35pds
6. Reverse grip cable tricep pull down 4x 12x 25pds
7a. Overhead d.b tricep extension 2x 15x 25pds
7b. Dips 2×10

Ohh and I will add that I went for an ultrasound on Thursday and I heard a heart beat ❤.. Didnt think I would this early, but technology works wonders 🙂

That is all for today

Slowly getting back into it..

This week has been better in terms of my workouts.

Well mind you I’ve only done 2 weight training workouts & 2 cardio days.
I must say that DOMS is worse.. It’s the hormones (which one?!!), even though I’m giving myself at least one day rest between iron sessions. I’ve managed to keep my heart rate at a reasonable level, and I’m proud that although I’m going a bit lighter with weight I’m still pounding out the reps and reaching failure ( or a close to failure as my prego body will allow). I will shamefully admit that I tried to superset hammer strength chest press with push-ups, something I’ve done before. Result: almost fell flat on my face!

Friday’s workout:

Incline db chest press 6sets x10reps x 60pds

Flat db flyes 4sets x 12reps x40pds

Hammer strength chest press 4sets x10reps x 70pds
(Failed to superset with push-ups :()

Reverse grip tricep pull down 3sets x12 reps x20pds
Superset w/
Tricep dips 3sets x10reps

Db bicep curl 3sets x12reps x40pds

Single arm preacher curl 2sets x10reps x15pds
superset w/

Cable tricep pull down (rope attachment) 2 sets x15reps x25pds

Well here you have it.

Just because you have a bun in the oven does not mean that you can’t lift anything heavier than 10pds.

Many doctors (mine included) might say to stay under 20pds when using weight.
My opinion: bs!

If you are a veteran in the iron jungle then keep at it! Obviously you won’t be able to lift 80,90% of your max.. I tried and learned the hard way, read: felt like I was going to pass out.

Listen to your body, because like it or not your body will let you know. Your focus will now be on maintaining your current strength/ fitness level, not setting new records.

So ladies.. Just because you’re pregnant does not mean you are incapable of lifting weights 🙂

Sooo…. It’s been awhile..

All great change is preceded by chaos
– Deepak Chopra

Change… There has certainly been a few changes since the last time I wrote.

7 weeks back I was in full force contest prep for the may 25 OPA show.

I will admit that I went through a rough patch mentally where I wanted to give it all up. Be careful what you wish for…

I am 5 weeks pregnant!

I knew it could be a possibility.. But I didn’t think it could happen that soon.

So I guess my new count down will be till this little bundle of joy is in my arms. 247 days to be exact!

After my ‘mental’ rough patch, I started focusing on my training again. I worked out with one of the girls at work, a great shoulder & tricep workout. We topped it off with a 5k run. It was a beautiful sunny day & I felt great!
22 minutes later I was stretching and feeling awesome.
Fast forward one week.. I went on another 5k run. A different route.. But same distance. I WAS DYING!! I started off ok.. But 7min into it I started getting a bad cramp in my side & I couldn’t seem to catch my breath.

Following week I suspected I might be preggers, but it was too early to test. I tried to do some kettlebell work but again I couldn’t seem to catch my breath and my heart seemed like it was going to explode out of my chest.

A blood test by my doc confirmed what I already knew.. He was surprised I even felt pregnant. Apparently I am ‘very in tune’ with my body. I got the ok from him to continue working out, but obviously to take it easy.

Last Thursday’s workout:

Sumo deadlift 4 sets x 10 reps x 90pds

Kettlebell curtsy lunge 3sets x 12repsx 45pds *superset with*
Seated leg curl 3sets x 12reps x 85pds

Db Bulgarian split squat 3sets x10 reps x 60pds

Leg extension 4 sets x 10reps x 85pds

For all exercises I dropped the weight. I was forced to take 1.5- 2 min breaks to try and get my heart rate down which was at a scary 212 beats per minute!!

Tuesday was my first workout in 2 weeks where I didn’t feel like I was going to die of a heart attack! Again the weight I used was less than usual.. But I’m definitely feeling it!

Pull-ups 4 sets x 10 reps

Lat pull down 4sets x10reps x 85pds

Single arm db row 3sets x 10reps x25pds

Arnold press 3sets x 10reps x50pds

Machine rear delt flyes 3sets x15reps x40pds

So, from here on out I will write about my gymlife & pregnancy. ( sorry for the LONG post!)

Till next time!

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