Friday, September 5, 2014

The truth about my summer workout plan

Now that you know my dirty little secret, lol, just kidding, but know that it's all out there, you're probably wondering about my summer workout plan (or not, maybe it never crossed your mind).

My weekly posts were 100% accurate in terms of what workouts I did on any given day. However, I will be honest that I didn't always give 110% during the workouts. I made sure to listen to my body and take breaks when I needed them, slow down when I needed to, and did modified versions of moves if something was too hard. I tried to stick as true to the workout videos as possible, but I also was not willing to risk anything with this pregnancy by pushing myself too hard or trying to do things my body wasn't prepared to do. 

Working out when pregnant is kinda weird. Your body doesn't respond the way it usually does and things that used to be easy-peasy are suddenly challenging. You get out of breath super easy and generally just feel different. I knew this from last time, but it's still a bit of a shock when it sets in. My goal this pregnancy is to workout for as long as it's comfortable and for as long as it feels good. Last time I stopped when my workout recovery got to be longer than the actual workout, at that points it's just not worth it.

Last time I started off my pregnancy in much better shape than I did this time. I weighed less, I was stronger, and I was feeling better about my body. I'm not sure how that's going to affect my ability to exercise throughout my pregnancy this time, but I want to make sure I stay in shape, but also listen to what my body is telling me and stop before I push myself too far.

My workout plan for the school year is pretty much the same; I want to workout 4-5 days a week and focus on being active. I want to continue with Focus T25, because I'm really liking the workout series, but I don't know if I'll move beyond the Alpha phase since I've heard the Beta and Gamma phases get really intense. As always I'm open to suggestions for other workout ideas! 

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