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Weekly Workouts: 36 & 37 Weeks Pregnant

Weekly Workouts: 36 & 37 Weeks Pregnant

So much walking and slow movement these last couple weeks. I think Edith can sense a shift in the force and has become more attached (and less inclined to nap). So we’ve been pounding the pavements for long walks. These end of pregnancy walks are more taxing than I anticipated— I headed out on a long five mile loop one afternoon and very much wish I could have ended that walk about a 1.5 miles sooner. Baby is growing, putting additional strain on my pelvic floor, and as my body is really preparing for labor, I’m dealing with some pubic symphysis pain, aggravated apparently by long walks. Everyday is a learning opportunity, right? Right.

A trip to my amazing chiropractor and some conscious breath work has me feeling in much better shape.

Weekly Workouts: 34 & 35 Weeks Pregnant

Weekly Workouts: 34 & 35 Weeks Pregnant

It’s the final countdown! Kind of. I can’t believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by. I also feel like I’ve been pregnant for a million years.

This baby is taking up any and all extra room and clearly using my bladder as a pillow and gallbladder as a kick-boxing bag. It’s cute. In that not cute way.

I’d be lying if I wasn’t vying for the days of pre-pregnancy workouts that leave you feeling sore and accomplished…

Weekly Workouts: 32 & 33 Weeks Pregnant

Weekly Workouts: 32 & 33 Weeks Pregnant

These last few weeks have been full of anxiety around the future, mindset work, and shifting energy. Now more than ever, I’m incredibly thankful for the time I can spend moving my body and connecting my breath. Sometimes that looks like a series of functional progressions and other times it looks like sled pulls and bike sprints. Both have been cathartic in this time of flux.

Weekly Workouts: 30 & 31 Weeks Pregnant

Weekly Workouts: 30 & 31 Weeks Pregnant

I am all of the sudden feeling the drain of the 3rd trimester. Longing for 7pm bedtimes has become the norm the last two weeks. I’ve officially declared: if its not on my calendar, it’s not happening before the baby arrives.

Workouts are slowing down and shifting towards more intentional movement for longer periods. As you can see, I’m really loving EMOMs right now. They seem to be the perfect way for me to sustain a 20+ minute workout and pace myself well enough with rest and intentional breathing.

Tabata Time!

Tabata Time!

Today, we are wrapping up our September saving series with a post all about my favorite timesaving workout. TABATAS! My beautiful friend/coach/trainer extraodinaire Emily Celichowski of Love Life Be Fit introduced me to tabatas a few years ago, when I first started training with her. She loves them so much, she got a tabata tattoo! You know it has to be good if it's tattoo worthy.