Saturday, March 29, 2014

What I Did: Shoulder Burn

I don't know why or how but Tiffany Rothe's Firm Fit Fancy sculpting preggo video absolutely KILLS my shoulders even with only 2lb weights! I feel like "you've gotta be kidding me" every time I do it. That and my butt in that lunge position at the beginning. Sheesh. So these are definitely good for a burn (not too sweaty at all though).

Warm up: Tiff's warm up preggo video
Workout: I did these video's once through each
Total Time: Approx 30 min total with warm up
HR: 130ish
Sweat'o'Metre: nadda
Burn'o'Metre: max shoulder burn and bun burn 
8.5 months today! About 1.5 months to go!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What I Did: Some Mama-Muscle Building

Haven't done much weight bearing so I figured I would today (after my 25 minute walk).

Warm up: Not much really just took it easy on the first set

Workout: 2 sets of each 10-15 reps
Seated Row & Lat Pull down (I used bands for this in a kneeling position)
Overhead Pullover & Upright Row
Sumo Squats & Lunges (forward and backward)
Calf Raises & Thigh Leg Adduction (inner thigh leg raises lying on side)
Skull Crushers & Kneeling Tricep Kickbacks & Surfer Pull

Total Time: 20 minutes, took drink break between sets, no cardio or anything crazy
HR: 140-160 depending (around 160 for the squat sets)
Sweat'o'Metre: Nope. Nadda. Kept it light.
Burn'o'Metre: Feeling it in the triceps and those calf raises :P

probably the worst angle ever for a pregnant woman but
whatev's this is real life.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

What I Did: When You Don't Wanna Workout...just dance.

It's getting harder and harder to motivate myself to workout, not for lack of energy, more so for lack of mobility :P However I still feel great, the weight is not piling on but going on sloooowly which is good for mom and baby so I'm happy!
So today I was super productive this morning so much that I figured I might skip the workout but my hubby, smart as he is said just do it...knowing that's all the push I need (hoping the baby comes out with as little of pushing HA!).
So I did RefitRev's workout playlist/workout #3 as it has the least amount of videos but ones that I love and make me happy!
Warm up and Workout in the playlist.
Total Time: 37 min
HR: 150
Sweat'o'Metre: not much yay for a fan
Burn'o'Metre: my calves are super tight these days so the jumping had to be taken down a notch or two for some songs.
that belly is definitely growing! :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What I Did: Back from "Sick Leave"

This was my third cold this pregnancy but praise the Lord it lasted just less than a week this time! So I eased into it today with some light core/stretching and a "daily" workout from  Neila Rey. I was tempted to just do some dance videos cause their fun and a good sweat but I've been noticing I am really needing to work on my muscle strength (which often requires more mental effort on my part). So I did like nike and just did it.

Warm up: About 10 minutes of my Mutu program of core and stretching

Workout: I did level II of 5 sets of 10. Though I did the first set of push ups for 10 in full the rest I did on my knees for 12 reps. Also I switched up the cross crunches for standing band twists and the leg raises for 30 seconds of plank.
Total Time: 20:31
HR: 140-150
Sweat'o'Metre: not really so much of a glisten this time. took it easy.
Burn'o'Metre: upper body strength has really disintegrated during pregnancy so the upper body ones were a bit of a burn for me.
Aaaand this is me planking at 8 months pregnant haha!
the stamina isn't what it once was but I'm still pretty pumped
that I can still do a plank!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

What I Did: Dance Away Sickness

I'm coming down with something again. Boo. Probably not just because of my lowered immune system from pregnancy but my interaction with kids this past week. Grr. Yesterday I was super tired but today after sleeping in I knew I could at least do some dancing so I put on some ReFitRev and got moving.

Warm up: First video or two of playlist/workout 1
Workout: Workout playlist 1 on ReFitRev's youtube channel
Cool Down: last video or two of the playlist
This is one of my fav's from the playlist.

Total Time: 43:25
HR: 150-170 (mostly around 160 though)
Sweat'o'Metre: red faced and moist forehead (which I hear is safe for pregnancy at this stage so that's good!)
Burn'o'Metre: I kept the bouncing to a minimum and took out some "oomph" but I can't wait to get into it full swing and really dance out those moves! Not much of a burn in this case other than of calories yay!

No photo today. Too lazy, tired and sick.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

What I Did: Daily Burn

I'm going to have to just have a couple of these daily burns printed out and set up for post baby workouts when I have time to do something but I don't want to waste my time picking out a workout. They're great and can last anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on how many sets you do. I like 'em.

Warm up: I did my MuTu stuff (core, alignment and stretches)

Workout: Neila Rey's daily burn. I did as many full push ups each round as I could before switching to knees, I also modified the cross crunches to side planks and for my last 2 sets I did band twists. Also leg raises near the end I switched to scissors then to plank for 30 seconds. Too much pull on my lower abs.
Total Time: MuTu took less than 10 min + 22:27 workout = probably just under 30 minutes
HR: 140-150
Sweat'o'Metre: yeah getting that forehead sweat on for sure!
Burn'o'Metre: Felt it with the upper body for sure and a little with the core.
Workin on those pipes. Will need more strength for strollers
and carriers and adorable chubby babies!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What I Did: Catching Up

I actually have been working out this week, (this is actually my 3rd woo!) I just haven't been posting as they've been fairly unstructured and just "something" to get the heart rate up and the body moving.

Warm up:Today I did that MuTu stuff for about 10 min before hand plus the first video of ReFitRev's workout #3

Workout: I only did the first 7 of 13 videos of Workout #3 from ReFitRev's playlist and then I did their cool down video "Cry Holy" My favorite video of this playlist for sure is this one:
Total Time: 32 minutes (not counting the 10 min MuTu session)
HR: 150-160
Sweat'o'Metre: it's dripping off the bangs today! Gotta love a good sweat :) 
Burn'o'Metre: trying to keep the high impact bouncing to a minimum so not a big burn but I think normally if you put effort into these you'll feel the burn!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

What I Did: Move Your Body & Love Life

Yesterday I was in a bit of a rush so I only did half of this workout dance video, actually more than half I made it all the way to the song "Do You Love Me" or "Now That I Can Dance" you know the good oldie that you can't NOT dance to? So I stopped there yesterday.
Warm up: First song!
Workout: RefitRev's workout playlist #3 til the song above
Total Time: 30 minutes
HR: 150
Sweat'o'Metre: yeah pretty moist almost dripping
Burn'o'Metre: can't really remember but the calves I do, lots of jumping!

Today's workout I started doing this program for women post babies (even though I'm still preggers it's safe and gentle and I figure why not strengthen my core now?). Unfortunately you need to pay for the program but it involved stretches and very gentle core and alignment exercises. Check out the website at
Then after I finished the playlist I started  yesterday starting with "Do You Love Me" as the warm up and did the rest of the songs and cool down (which is my new favorite cool down, felt like I was really worshiping using my whole body!).

Anyhow it was short but combined with the mutu system I figure that took me about half an hour of moving my body and getting a bit of a sweat on. Leaving for my husband and my anniversary getaway in a couple hours so I know we'll be eating out had to get something in!
No stats today, it was fairly light and unstructured I just wanted to move and get the blood pumping.
So today do something that makes you feel good and is good for your body. Enjoy life :)