Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fit pregnancy, here we go!

For those of you who don't know, I'm pregnant. Yay and well, boo...I have a love-hate relationship with pregnancy. I love the baby part at the end, but generally hate the act of being pregnant. Don't get me wrong, there are positives, but I for one, just feel like a prisoner in my own body. I don't get horrible morning sickness, and for the women who do, I salute you. If I threw up several times a day, this family would not be expanding past three. My friend Sally, a recent Dallas Moms Blog contributor, is my pregnancy hero. Check out her post on morning sickness. We were also pregnant at the same time two years back while both continuing to teach. I suffered from nausea and dizziness, while she was teaching all day long with a trash can in her hand! Superwoman. 

Before my first pregnancy I was working full time, coaching basketball, finishing up my second Masters degree, and trying to do Bikram Yoga several times a week.  When the news came that we were expecting our fist child, my hopes of doing a 60 day challenge were dashed. For those of you who are not Bikram yoga followers, the 60 day challenge is 60 consecutive days of Bikram Yoga. From there it was all down hill, as I stuffed my face for the next 9 months on any and everything I craved. 

Big Mistake.

Fifty pounds later, it took me an entire year to get rid of all the baby weight. You can see my journey here. God bless Shaun T and Insanity. I can't wait to get back to my Asylum workouts and try out Asylum Volume 2! 

This time things are different. I haven't worked out every day, but my resolution is five times a week now that I'm out of the dreaded first trimester exhaustion. Before, I was lucky to get in a workout two or three times. This time around, I wracked my brain to figure out what I would do. I thrive with consistency and got very attached to my Insanity workouts. Most of you don't know, but I had a miscarriage back in October. It was early on and we at peace with what happened. However, I can't help thinking in the back of my mind, the extreme fitness routine I was trying to maintain played a part in the loss. Maybe I'm wrong, we'll never know. The one thing I do know is, I want to be more cautious this time. No Insanity Asylum for me.  

I've turned down the intensity quite a bit. My new workouts are a mixture of kickboxing, prenatal yoga, and prenatal weight lifting. I am still doing ab workouts, but I stop whenever I get crampy. Here is the list of DVDs I'm using to keep me in better shape this go around. 

Lindsay Brin's Complete Pregnancy Fitness Workout series by trimester

Turbo Jam (old school) 
-Turbo Scuplt
-20 minute workout
-Cardio Party 1 
-Cardio Party 2
-Ab Jam
-Punch Kick and Jam
-Booty Sculpt 

Jennifer Wolfe's Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga 2 DVD set 

Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project (I'm still waiting for this one in the mail.) 

Once a week I will post my workouts, so I can keep myself accountable and hopefully inspire any of you other pregnant moms who are trying to also have a fit pregnancy!

February 

Week of the 17-23

Sunday
-Acapulco :) 

Monday
-Traveling 

Tuesday
-Turbo Jam 20 min
-Lindsay Brin Second Tri Cardio and Toning 45 min

Wednesday
-Turbo Jam Punch Kick and Jam 50 min

Thursday
-Turbo Jam 20 min
-Turbo Jam Booty Sculpt and Abs 30 min

Friday
-Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2 43 min
-Jennifer Wolfe Prenatal Yoga 15 min

Saturday
-Lindsay Brin Second Tri Cardio and Toning 45 min

Let's hope I can keep this up! 

Here I am at 13 weeks:




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