So I’m happy to say that with the start of my second trimester I slowly started to feel better. The nausea subsided (YESSS!!) and the exhaustion that had me wanting to crawl into a ball and sleep the months away disappeared.
I am now eating better, I’ve been able to handle animal protein, except red meat. For some reason Little Bean doesn’t like red meat 😣.
Because I no longer have access to free gym use (which really sucks!) I must conform to working out at home.. Maybe till September… Still thinking that one over.
My workout today:
KB goblet squat 3x 15reps x40pds
Renegade rows 3x 12reps x30pds
DB Sumo deadlift 3x 20reps x30pds
Push-ups 3x 15reps
Arnold press 3x 15reps x30pds
Plank 3x 1min
Although I am limited to using a pair of 15pd dumbbells, a 40pd kettlebell, and a TRX, I definitely feel sore the next day. But I refuse to become completely inactive.
Any ladies out there who are pregnant and are not sure as to whether weight lifting is safe (or any type of exercise).. Rest assured that not only will you be reaping the benefits of staying active during your pregnancy but so will your little bun in the oven.
Studies have shown that pregnant women who exercise regularly (minimum 2 days/ week for at least 30 min) will:
• avoid gaining extra pregnancy weight (25-35 pds is considered a healthy range)
• have more energy
• sleep better at night
• have less mood swings ( exercise releases those ‘feel-good’ hormones)
• return to their pre-pregnancy self alot easier
• have a shorter labor
• recover faster from delivery
These are some of the benefits without getting too much into the scientific part of it. As for your baby.. By regularly exercising you are also helping to strengthen your unborn baby’s cardiovascular system :).. Now THAT is a big reason to pick up those weights and pump some iron!!
Till next time
So today was my last day at the gym I work with. It’s been a hell of a 4 year ride. I’ve learned alot from all the different trainers, met some interesting people and made friendships that I will always remember. It was my home away from home… I can’t say I won’t miss it!! 😥
I THINK that my ‘morning sickness’ is slowly subsiding as I enter my second trimester. Some days I feel like a million bucks, others I barely have the energy to hold myself up. I’m crossing my fingers that by the next couple weeks I feel back to my old self again.
Today us trainers had our weekly training session. Today’s workout was Shaniquoa:
Jumping Pull-ups x20 reps
Push-ups x30 reps
Explosive sit-ups x40 reps
Weighted squats x50 reps x35pds
Rest 2min.. Total of 4 sets
I will admit that I was not able to do 20 pull-ups.. Regularly I can get in maybe 10-12. But good old carpal tunnel (a symptom of pregnancy) has messed with my grip. So I was only able to get 4-6 in, the rest of the time I would jump up to the bar and hold for 5 seconds before releasing.
Push-ups I struggled with.. Again wrists can’t take the pressure, so I paused alot. The rest of the exercises were easy as pie.
I proudly say that I kept up pretty good considering I’m preggo. I surprised myself.. As this was no walk in the park workout. I will pay for this tomorrow though. I already feel my chest shaky.. And the stiffness is slowly creeping in.
I will take a well deserved R&R these next 2 weeks. After that I don’t know what I will do without the gym😫. I will probably get by for a couple of weeks doing workouts at home, but eventually I will hunt for a good gym close to me and pay monthly like most people do :(.
Till next time.