A lot of this pregnancy has been a mindset workout-- acknowledging that getting a traditional workout in is great, but also isn't the end all be all. Sometimes I need to nap, sometimes I need to sit on the couch and watch Dawson's creek and sometimes I need to do a shit ton of squats and then bear crawl race my two year old. I am not failing my body or my baby if during some weeks one of those activities wins out more than others.
These last few weeks have been jam packed. I feel bone-deep tired like I've been traveling, but no planes have been involved. I have truthfully been burning the candle at both ends. And while I've made time for movement, I've been prioritizing sleep and relaxing between events, family gatherings, work, and work, and did I mention work?
BIRTHFIT Functional Progression Flow
Functional progression flow warm up
25' Bear Crawl
Rest 2 minutes
10 Lateral Goblet Step-ups
8 Ring Rows
Sauvie Island Flat!
A solid crew from Portland Outdoor Fitness decided back in January it'd be a great ideal to run another half-marathon. So we all signed up and 90% of us forgot to train. I didn't really forget to train, but once I found out I was pregnant, I had my suspicions that my running days would be short-lived. My pregnant body doesn't take well to running-- I get extreme tenderness and pain in my round ligaments when I run. So 13.1 miles of that was out of the question. Can I get a high-five for shutting up my inner extreme competitor?
Instead of running the half, several of us walked the 10K. Sauvie Island is BEAUTIFUL and the weather was perfect.
10 Single Deadlift
10 Bent Over Row
10 1-arm 1/2 kneeling press
10 FNP #1
Plenty of outside playtime with family! No legitimate workouts and that is a-okay.
Sometimes I don't get to move or do an official workout as often I'd like. I'd be lying if I said I was totally fine with it and operating with a totally zen mindset. But I am working on it. I listened to a really wonderful podcast from the Modern Mamas and it was a great reminder that fitness does not mean spending an hour in the gym every day. It can be as simple as taking time to move like a human-- walking, running, jumping, squatting, etc. Just try to parent a toddler and stay still... I'm focusing on keeping that mindset, and while I love love love getting in a fun and sweaty workout, sometimes all my body needs is to chase my daughter around the house, pull weeds in the garden, or walk to the coffee shop.
25 Squats to Medball
20 Medball over the shoulders (alternate sides)
Functional progression flow
20 1-arm hang squat cleans
20 Elevated Pushups ( I used the stairs and then the fence)
20 1-arm thrusters
20 1-arm bent over rows
20 Lateral Goblet Step-Ups
I call this MOVE LIKE A HUMAN DAY! Edith and I spent the morning adventuring around the zoo.
BIRTHFIT Functional Progression Flow and garden work.
Road tripping to ROSEBURG. We did play some epic games of corn hole down by the river. Spent the whole day outside, it was glorious.
Road tripping on back!
So like I said in that intro, this week was a lot of move like a human week!
Well this was an eventful week. I returned from Austin, lacerated the crap out of my pinky toe and then got hit with a REALLY fun gallbladder attack on Monday. I had so much fun with that first attack I thought I'd give it another go on Thursday!
So yeah. I think the universe agrees with my plan to slow the F down. Just a gentle reminder that during pregnancy your body is working in overdrive to grow a tiny human and keep you afloat. Be kind to yourself.