Apparently for me to blog, I just need homework to avoid. I thought I’d post once this week but instead I ignored my midterm and posted four times- such a good student!
I stopped doing weekly workout recaps awhile ago because I thought they were becoming boring and I wasn’t doing much. However, I’ve decided to bring them back. One reason is simply because I like doing them for myself for the motivation and accountability. The second reason is a little bigger.
Some of my favorite bloggers and people I follow on Instagram are also pregnant. It’s hard to see them posting about 6 mile runs and bootcamps and not feel down on myself for not being able to workout on that level. But it made me think how common this feeling must be in the fitness/healthy lifestyle world: for those just starting to be more active, for those recovering from an injury, for those who simply don’t have the time. Comparison is the thief of joy and unfortunately, in the age of social media it’s hard to avoid. It’s so silly because it does nothing but make us feel bad.
We’re all at different stages in our fitness journeys, for whatever reason; different mileage, different intensities, different types of workouts-it’s really not important. All that matters is that we are being active, moving, and taking care of our bodies.
This class was tough with lots of level changes and major muscle work that got my heart rate up without any jumping. Plus the instructor didn’t let us get away with anything. She kept asking, “Can you get lower?” Well yes but I don’t want to… It was a great workout.
Sunday 7/2- 4 mile walk
My friend Michelle and I grabbed iced coffees (decaf for me) and went out to explore a new-to-us trail system. Even though it was fairly warm by the end, it felt great to walk that far and I was happy to discover I felt good the entire time.
Monday 7/3-Walking laps
Days that I nanny are tricky because I work in the morning and it’s too hot in the afternoon to workout. The girls wanted to go to the playground, so while they played, I walked laps around the equipment. It wasn’t much but at least I was moving.
Tuesday 7/4- 1.6 mile walk
I wanted to take Bailey for a walk but I was tired of walking around our neighborhood and can’t lift her into my car (she’s scared and won’t jump) to take her somewhere else. So I bribed Ryan into going to a trail with us and walking. It warmed up quickly and we had to cut it short but it was nice to be somewhere different.
Wednesday 7/5-Jazzercise & Yoga
I’m having fun taking class and doing low-impact. It just feels good to move and I love the energy of our center. I missed everyone when I wasn’t taking class!
This was my second time at this yoga class and I love it! It’s a “gentle” yoga class, not specifically prenatal, but the instructor is super helpful at modifying things for me. It feels so good to stretch.
I was going to take a rest day yesterday but when the weather cooled down suddenly in the afternoon, I jumped at the chance to take class with one of my favorite instructors.
So there are my workouts for the week: perfect for where I am right now- moving enough to keep me sane and to keep my baby and my body healthy! Please remember that when reading blogs, on Instagram, or even talking to your friends; we’re all at different places in our lives and the most important thing is that you do what’s right for you.
Note: I usually post workout recaps on Monday and will probably normally continue to do but I already have a fun post planned for next Monday!