Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Quickie & Workout

Just a quick post guys but wanted to share my workout tonight with you guys! Hubby and I went back to the gym again and had a great workout!

Shoulders:
  • Overhead press on Cybex Machine (started out at 45lbs), 6 sets of 10-15 reps increasing to 60lbs
  • Lateral raises 15lb dumbbells - high raises, 4 sets of 12-15 reps, slow and controlled
  • Front raise with curly bar - forehead level, 4 sets of 10-12, slow and controlled
Legs:
  • Kettle bell swings with 25lb KB - 15 reps followed by 40lb smith rack squats - 15 regular squats, 15 sumo squats and 15 close legged squats - 3 times through (I am doing very light weight right now b/c doc said to wait until full examination as sometimes squats can put too much pressure depending on the shape or position of my uterus)

Then I did three sets of abs on a crazy ab machine they have at the new club. It is called the Ab Coaster (www.abcoaster.com) and it is actually kind of cool - definitely effective if you engage your abs and don't use your legs to pull you in). It will be great for the pregnancy because I am not laying on my back at all and uses full range of motion for upper and lower abs. :)


Cardio is crap this week b/c of my cold - my asthma is always terrible when I have a cold b/c of all the extra mucus so I am just focusing on lifting and eating good. I imagine in have this little bird in my belly with his mouth open and I need to feed him. :) Funny huh?

Have a great night kids! Love you guys! Hope your week is awesome!
Jess

5 comments:

Kelly Olexa said...

Hey Hey girl, look at you working it out!! How are you feeling??
;-)
K

Evelyne said...

Great job girl!!! Wow that new Ab machine looks great! I go to World's Gym and they 'supposedly' just opened it about a year ago with all new equipment....blah, blah, blah. Yeah, not so much. But I like it. Better than my basement! Kep up the great work!

Love the little baby bird idea!

Visionquester said...

Jessica..I am so excited for you to have this baby. I've been looking at FitPregnancy magazine and such. All the little baby bootys are sooo cute.

That ab thingy looks really cool.. fun!

~C.

Krissa said...

Our gym got 2 of those ab machines too. I have never even used it but I might have to now.

Glad your gym opened up! That sounds awesome. I love working out with my hubby too. We are doing legs and back together tomorrow. I cannot wait.

You are doing excellent with you workouts and diet. You will have such a healthy baby. :)

Cathy said...

Sounds amazing Jess! Rockin the gym!
TTC has a great forum....and the pancake recipe is to die for!