Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekly Recap

Just to review, here were my goals for the week (from what I remember):

  1. Drink lots of water and take my vitamins everyday - ACCOMPLISHED
  2. Eat 2000 healthy calories each day - SOMEWHAT ACCOMPLISHED (I am pretty sure I ate over this, but not by too much and it was pretty darn healthy)
  3. 40 push-ups everyday - ACCOMPLISHED
  4. Walk the dogs 1.2 miles everyday - ACCOMPLISHED
  5. 5 days of 1 hour cardio sessions - ACCOMPLISHED (all water aerobics)
  6. 3 days with weight training - FAILED (I did bodypump once)

I also managed lots of sleep/rest and a few days at the water parks (hello stair workout).

Where is the extra energy I am supposed to get in the 2nd trimester? I slept like 12 hours (minus the 4 restroom breaks) last night (I would not let myself take a nap yesterday). When I woke up this morning I was still a little tired but I did my push-ups and walked the dogs. Then I made a decision. I wanted to try a cardio workout on land. My foot has felt better this week (from the water aerobics I bet). So I decided to try turbo kickboxing. I was disappointed when I showed up and my favorite instructor was on vacation but I made a decision and stuck to it. I was early so I did 10 minutes on a bike (not as bad as I remember) and then completed the entire hour of turbo. My foot did not hurt but I came home and iced it anyway. I was proud of finishing but man as this baby gets bigger, exercising is more difficult. After that I was ready to come home and sleep again. I think I could nap for hours. Again I ask, where is my energy? Exercise, rest and healthy eats should equal energy. I guess someone needs to explain that to my body.

I think for next week I will keep the same goals but with weight training twice a week. For two reasons. #1 - double workout days are SUPER exhausting anymore and #2 - water aerobics does lots with water weights and toning.

Any suggestions for more energy? They have to be safe ones for the baby too (i.e. no Monster Energy drinks).

5 comments:

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I just stumbled on your blog and love your before and current pics! Way awesome job on your major weight loss and congrats on your pregnancy! You look great! I am on a journey with my husband and hope to lose a ton of weight.

Good job keep your goals too. :)

~Margene http://www.believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

(I put this address in because it's not linked to my profile)

Deanne said...

That's an awful lot of exercising for a pregnant woman- are you sure the tiredness isn't your body's/baby's way of telling you to ease up a bit? It sounds like a grueling schedule even for a non-pregnant woman!

CJ said...

Love your new blog design!You are doing great!

Jenn said...

Maybe you need more rest - you're working out quite a bit. If you're tired, listen to your body and remember that you're making a person!!!

forthehealthofit01 said...

Awesome excercise schedule! You need to take Turbo w/me. I'm trying to learn it well enough to put my sertification to use and actually teach it. lol. Did you take it at Mansfield? We have it in Arlington now too! I saw you leaving Cardio Sunday...I would say you shoulda stayed for my Pump class afterard, but I'll go easy on ya. lol