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Fitness Week in Review (Pregnancy Edition)

Hey guys! I haven’t done a comprehensive fitness week in review for awhile, so I thought today would be a good time to do one! I’m 25 weeks pregnant now, and proud of myself for still keeping the fitness going! I keep the intensity lower of course, but getting out there is great for me both physically and mentally, so I’m glad I’ve been able to keep it up. :)

Monday: restorative lunchtime yoga class. It was pouring rain and super dreary (and also Monday!), and I was working from home and decided to hit up Edge Yoga via ClassPass (<- affiliate link for $40 off) last minute for their noon class. One of my favorite instructors, Rachel, was teaching, and she said she took one look at the weather and the room’s energy level and decided to do a more restorative class. It was perfect and cozy!

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Rachel is also great about providing pregnancy modifications for me when necessary, which I appreciate! I actually tried my first legit prenatal yoga class last week, but I found that at this point it was a bit too slow for me – I felt like we spent the whole class setting up props. I think I’ll love it when I’m farther along and moving much more slowly, but for now I’ve decided I want to keep going to my favorite (lower key – not crazy power yoga obviously) regular yoga classes and just modifying when necessary. :)

Tuesday: morning jog/walk date with Sokphal! We did about 4 miles total and jogged about half, which was just the right amount. It felt really good to get out there – loving these cooler temps!

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Wednesday: this was another last minute decision – I was working downtown and got more work done in the morning than I intended, and at about 11:40 I decided, you know what? I think I’d love to treat myself to a noon yoga class at Epic Yoga via ClassPass. I LOVE that studio – so beautiful. And I like the Wednesday instructor – she leads a nice, not too intense, but still energizing, flow. I always have a pair of “just in case” yoga clothes on hand at my co-working space, so I grabbed them and headed over! So glad I went. I felt great after mentally – so calm.

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Obligatory baby bump mirror selfie. :) Look, I finally changed shirts! Occasionally I do swap out my “just in case” yoga clothes, I promise. It’s easier though because I don’t get sweaty at all in these classes, so I can wear them more than once and they don’t get stinky!

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Thursday: morning boot camp class with my workout buddies Chelsea and Kathleen! We hit up Urban Athletic Club in Georgetown via ClassPass. I always love our morning workout dates – and it’s good for me to still get some strength work in, too! I tell you – pull ups and push ups/planks (and, pretty much everything, lol) are getting sooo much harder with the extra weight I’m carrying! It’s like a built in extra dumbbell or two. :)

We forgot to get a picture together, but here’s the workout we did. I did a plank hold with leg lifts instead of the abmat sit ups, but otherwise everything was fine without modifications (besides just going more slowly)!

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Friday: rest day! Matt and I took the dogs on a nice walk this morning, but otherwise taking it easy.

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As for this weekend, I don’t have any fitness specially planned, but I’m sure we’ll get out for a hike or two with the dogs if the weather holds!

Have a great weekend guys – see you back here on Monday!

What was the most fun workout you did this week?

Comments

  1. 1

    I also didn’t start prenatal yoga until the third trimester, and I shopped around with a few drop-ins before I paid for a full session. I found that some of them were long and expensive and mostly talking, and while it’s great to share pregnancy issues with other moms-to-be, I really wanted some good strengthening and stretching in the mix. It took a few tries to find the right fit, and then it was great. At the end, my hips only ever felt good after yoga — <3 pigeon pose!

    • 2

      Glad to hear it wasn’t just me! I feel like I need “prenatal yoga for people who have been doing yoga for a long time and used to like power yoga”. The class wasn’t bad, it was just not much of a stretch and no strength – and for some reason in the yoga room I prefer to be calm and quiet vs. talking with other people. I’d love to do a mom’s group that goes and grabs tea and talks about pregnancy, but I didn’t like it much as part of the yoga time, if that makes sense. I’ll have to shop around later on when normal yoga gets more uncomfortable! I did sign up for a prenatal pilates class, though, which I think will be nice since I rarely do pilates and would have no clue what to do that’s pregnancy friendly. So I think that one will be good since I’ll be more new to the moves!

  2. 3

    heheh bump photo so cute! :)

  3. 5

    Awww that bump is taking over!!!! Think about how strong it’s making you even with the lower intensity!!!!!!!

  4. 7

    Such a solid week of workouts – nice job! And I love the bump photo :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Roadrunner says:

    Very impressive, Anne. Great to see you are able to keep at it! A wonderful example for others, once again!

  6. 11

    You can do pull-ups?!! OMG I’m so impressed hehe; that is my ultimate fitness goal. Your week of workouts sounds like the perfect balance of sweaty and restorative. P. S. LOVED the podcast you recorded with Heather; it was so interesting to actually hear the voice behind the blog :)

    • 12

      Not unassisted pull ups, no! I can’t even do those normally let alone with the extra weight, ha. Our gym has a band assist thing you can put your feet in to help you do them! Glad you enjoyed the podcast – we had a lot of fun recording it! :)

  7. 13

    It seems like you had an awesome week, Anne! You are truly inspiring! Do you have any tips on how to do the perfect planks?

  8. 15

    You should check out prenatal at Journeyoga in S Arlington- yoga inspired but more like boot camp. Teachers are specialized/certified in pre-natal so you are targeting the right muscles and you get a great workout

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