Friday, January 2, 2009
December Recap & Baby Bladder Challenges
Gabby Reece - 4.5 month pregnant. WOW! That is ONE fit mama!
Hey y'all! Happy New Year again to all of you! I finally got caught up on all my blogs today and I was so happy to get reconnected with all of you again! You guys are such a part of my life and I am so thankful to have all of you as friends! Thank you for being such a wonderful support system! And I know each of you will achieve what you set your mind to in 2009!!
Instead of doing weekly recaps, I will be doing a monthly recap. The idea here will be to get a 15,000 foot view of my monthly workouts.
Total days in month: 31
Total cardio sessions: 14
Total weight training sessions: 17
Total workouts: 31
Days off: 10
Week of December 1st
Tuesday: Back and biceps - PM
Wednesday: Shoulders & Legs - PM
Friday: Chest & Triceps - PM
Saturday: Booty School (more on this later) & 30 minute jog - PM
Sunday: 5.5 mile lake run with Amber and Pabs! Awesome!
Week of December 8th:
Monday: Back and biceps - PM
Tuesday: Jog, low intensity 30 mins AM & Shoulders - PM
Thursday: AM Treadmill Walk/Jog - 30 mins
Sunday: AM Shoulders; PM Legs
Week of December 15th:
Tuesday: 30 minutes, treadmill high incline, Back and biceps, PM
Wednesday: BOMBED Shoulders, 30 minutes treadmill
Thursday: Legs - Yowza!]
Friday: 30 minute 10% incline treadmill walk
Saturday: Back, biceps, abs
Week of December 22nd:
Monday: 30 minutes, treadmill 10% incline, AM; Shoulders, triceps, abs PM
Tuesday: 40 minutes, treadmill high incline, AM; Brutal leg workout, PM Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: 6 mile trail run - felt awesome!
Friday: 6.2 mile road run - not as easy as yesterday, AM; Killer shoulder workout, PM
Saturday: OFF (celebrated Christmas with our families!)
Sunday: 60 minute run at gym, approx 7.5 miles Week of December 29th:
Week of December 29th:
Monday: 30 minute treadmill uphill walk, biceps and triceps
Wednesday: KILLER shoulder workout and 1/2 hour run
This is PRECISELY why I wanted to do a MONTHLY recap. What I suspected was that my perception of my workouts would be better than what they actually are and I was right!! My goal has always been to workout 5 days a week with both cardio and weights. I fell 6 workouts short of my cardio goals and just 3 short of my weight training. Overall, considering the holidays and being pregnant and very sleepy, I feel really good about my accomplishments. And let me say I am PROUD of the achievements. Now, I need to focus on increasing my cardio and weight training for a more consistent week. This will ultimately look like making sure I do cardio and weights 5 days a week. I found a great blog last night about a girl that worked out consistently and only gained 30 lbs. And the KEY here is how strong all the women I have talked to and read about feel during delivery. How nice will that be???
Now, let's talk about bladder changes. So I drank two or three 16 oz bottles of water yesterday and then the hubby and I went for a run at about 2pm. I peed RIGHT before we started running and as soon as I started bouncing up and down on the trail, my bladder felt full again. NOT fun. It was REALLY uncomfortable. About twenty minutes into the trail I asked the hubby to keep an eye out and I peed in the woods and AHHHH relief. At first I thought maybe the baby was just on my bladder b/c it couldn't possibly be full again but it was. JEEZ. My plan will be to stop drinking water about 45 minutes before a run but make sure I hydrate big time up until that point. Talk about PLANNING! :)
Have a great weekend you guys! I am SO sad b/c my staycation is coming to an end tomorrow. :( I am so not excited about going back to work on Monday but I just have to soak up the next 36 hours...get done everything I need to get done to feel like I am in a great place for Monday!
Love and kisses!
P.S. We saw Seven Pounds last night. It was REALLY slow and a little challenging to follow in the beginning but the end was phenomenal and very moving. I was crying....it is a really powerful film....and I highly recommend it but it can easily be rented. Not necessarity worth the $20 to GO to the theater...but again, powerful and moving.