So I’m sitting on the couch, in desperate need of a shower. This weekend was really cool, I will recap tomorrow. But today, this morning, I ended up subbing a BodyPump class for Grant in the morning, and then I took a little break and taught a Total Body Strength Class at the Y for one of my instructors, who is really awesome, but I think she’s dropping her kid off at camp that day.
Which, btw, camps started yesterday and it totally makes me sob. I love camp so much, and there’s this irrational part of me that found myself daydreaming about what it might be like to teach a few classes up in Pennsylvania. Then I remember that I’m pregnant, and I’ve been referring to myself at Tilikum, and that the last thing a bunch of kids wants to do is hang out with a knocked-up 30-year-old.
Anyways, I’m gross, because after those two classes, I made sure that me and Austin hit a few laps around the neighborhood so that I could make my 10,000 steps, and while I was out there, I got to thinking that I’m really grateful – even though I’m in my third, I still classify the first trimester as probably the worst I’ve felt in my entire life. I mean, I still have 12 weeks, so things can go downhill, but for the moment, I’m really seizing these moments.
So, my workouts during this time…
First, I’ve been really surprised at how I’ve been able to maintain some type of teaching schedule. I kind of thought by June I would be done, but here I am in June, and I’ve been teaching things.
Things I Have Not Really Taught Lately
- Really anything high-impact
More than anything else, high-impact is really disturbing to my bladder, and it also feels like me and the baby fighting for oxygen sometimes.
Things I HAVE Taught, and Feel Really Good About
- Toning/Total Body Strength
- Body Pump <-Feels amazing
So in addition to the things that I’ve taught that feel good, as far as MY workouts, I am really focusing on strength, short short short occasional runs, and I walk every day in order to get all of my steps. I truly think that despite some of the fatigue I had, especially in the beginning, doing something (not necessarily Crossfitting or anything hardcore if that’s not your jam), like walking, slight jogging, or lifting weights in ADDITION to my thyroid medication has been the only thing that has propped me up and kept me from keeling over during most of this pregnancy. I really really hope that during subsequent pregnancies, I am able to stay so active so that I don’t feel like I’m dying of naps all day, but I am crossing my fingers that this holds out as long as possible.
What workouts did you do on this absolutely scorching weekend?