Accountability at its finest. I’ll be updating the blog with what I really did as far as working out this week. I have been super excited about getting in a new workout routine now that I’m home so this little weekly post will keep me accountable to actually using my gym membership.
Typically, I try to workout with my friend Steph (my pregnancy workout partner if you remember her) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 am. It’s pretty ambitious, but why not? It’s great to workout with a partner as they push you to do one last set or go for one more minute. This week, Steph was out of town so my routine has been off a bit, but that’s how life is.
I ran/walked on Monday with Rhett and Bear for about forty minutes in the sweltering heat. Ok it was in the morning at 9 am, but it was still HOT!
Tuesday I hit the gym on my own for a quick workout routine. Steph and I always do a bit of cardio to get our heart rate up and then hit the weights. I did about 15 minutes on the elliptical/arc trainer to warm up and then moved to the rowing machine. If you’ve never done the rowing machine, you should try it! It’s a good all over workout for legs, arms, back. It’s great! It was one of the things that my OB did not recommend while pregnant so it’s been a while since I’ve done it. After that I did a quick routine of deadlifts, curls, and good mornings before stretching out and collecting Rhett from childcare.
15 minutes cardio
5 minutes rowing machine (no stopping)
3 sets of 10-12 reps of bicep curls with barbell, deadlifts, and good mornings (I used a 30lb straight barbell but use what you are comfortable with)
And since this post is all about accountability, I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight, but not my pre-pregnancy shape. My goal is to get back my muscles that I had before having Rhett by 9 months.
Thursday, I am going walking with a friend and Friday, I’ll be working out at the gym again. Leave me a comment if you are working out this week too! Happy Wednesday, friends