As I hit the 30 week mark in this pregnancy, it’s time to face facts: I am slowing down whether I want to or not. My back is not doing well (nerve issues) and this baby is starting to get heavy. I’m very close to my movement goal and depending on my back, I think I just might make it. I’m going to get assessed this week to see how I can adjust, move, stretch, rehab to alleviate the pain. Though it’s frustrating, I know that in the long run, taking care of myself now will only benefit me later (sounds familiar to most healthy living paths huh!) I can’t do as much to control my physical self right now but I still have control over nutrition 100% so that’s where the focus of my next 10 weeks will be. I will still have a training plan for the week but I’m not going to kick myself if I’m not able to stick with it.
That said, here’s how last week shaped up for me in terms of plan and execution:
Monday-> 40 min bike ride on the stationary bike at the work gym. (Did 30 minutes)
Tuesday-> 15 minute elliptical warm-up, 30-45 minutes upper body weights. Bootcamp in the evening (Done and Done!)
Wednesday-> Day off work, focus on fun activities w/ Fit Boy, if it’s warm, trip to the park, if not, possible indoor playground (indoor play for an icky day)
Thursday-> 40 minute power walk/wog (didn’t happen, I forgot I had a massage booked for this day…no way I was missing that hour of bliss!)
Friday-> 20 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes lower body weights. (ended up doing only a 1 mile walk on the dreadmill. My back was so sore, I had to swallow my pride and frustration and admit that I wasn’t going to be working out on this particular day)
Here’s my plan for this week:
Monday: 30 minutes on the stationary bike. If I feel good, I’ll go for 40 minutes. Physiotherapy assessment in the evening.
Tuesday: 15 minute elliptical warm-up, 30-45 minutes upper body weights. Last Bootcamp in the evening.
Wednesday: Rest day. Supervise home renovations, play with Fit Boy.
Thursday: 40 minute power walk.
Friday: 20 minute elliptical workout, 30 minutes lower body weights.