Thursday, April 24, 2014

What I Did: Bouncing Baby

No I didn't have the bouncing baby yet, just 38 weeks tomorrow (so hopefully in a couple weeks!). But we both did our share of bouncing around today. I tried a new playlist from ReFitRev on youtube workout #2. I really had fun with a few of their songs in that playlist. I liked their warm up remix of Welcome to Miami as well as Beyonce's Survivor (I like punching stuff what can I say?).

Warm up: Even though their first video was a good warm up I did my own core/stretching MuTu thing before hand (about 10 min)

Workout: Here's the Survivor video I liked. Oh and I did this whole playlist minus the last Christmas song at the end, wasn't feeling all the hip wiggling today.
Total time: with the warm up I will have to estimate about 40-50 minutes honestly forgot to time it today. The workout on it's own was probably anywhere from 30-40 min
HR: Oh I was feeling it pumping today! Again with this brain I didn't time anything but my guess is closer to the 150-160 range
Sweat'o'Metre: before setting up the fan this face was getting a good glisten on ;)
Burn'o'Metre: calves calves calves, with the bouncing and quick stepping it was a good one!

Here's me at almost 38weeks (9 months and 1 week) pregnant!
look at ma belleh! hahaha

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Still pluggin away just not typing it out much lately. Just thought I'd do a post so no one thinks I've decided to take up potato-couching or anything. Just nothing super exciting in the workout regime that's all.

Warm up: Today like most mornings I do about 10 minutes of stretching and core focused exercises called MuTu ( that focuses on Mom's post baby though the first 2 phases are safe for pregnancy.

I did a 20 minute walk outside that was lovely (a bit windy/chilly) but great to get some sunshine on this face
Then I did Tiffany Rothe's Pretty Positive Pregnancy body sculpt workout video, just once through.
Total Time: not including the warm up since I did that some what separately from my workout about 30 minutes total
HR: guessing around 120 or 130, kinda forgot to take it but it wasn't a big heart pumper today
Sweat'o'Metre: got warm during my walk so that was great, nothing too sweaty though
Burn'o'Metre: oh gosh this one always kills my shoulders and biceps and for some reason my butt at the beginning during those semi-lunge holds.
here I am at 36.5 weeks preggers (that's
9 months-ish, 3.5 weeks to go!)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

What I Did: Slowing Down

Well I am 5 weeks away from my due date today. Getting real fast let me tell you, especially when a friend of mine due a week before me had her baby April 1st! Ack! Any time now I guess.
Anyhow I haven't been posting much of my workouts 1. because I haven't been doing very many (like maybe 2 a week) and 2. because a lot are just repeats of preggers videos or dance video's I've posted bajillions of times before (so just check the archives).
However that said I plan on working out until the baby comes, lightly and within reason if I have the energy and am not plagued by back pain.
Pregnancy has been eye opening for me in terms of fitness and health and my workouts.  I have relaxed, I have kept active without being paranoid about gaining too much weight and guess what? I am in the bottom end of what is average for pregnant women to gain.
I know it's not the case with everyone but I am just so thankful that I have enjoyed seeing my body grow and change and figure out a new "healthy" and a new "strong" determined by what my body is going through not determined by half naked "motivational" (more like de-motivational) posters of chicks I will probably never look like nor do I strive to be like because I am learning success is the best version of ME I can be and no one else.
Woah. Run-on-sentence-rant.
Anyhow today I did Tiffany Rothe's three Pretty Positive Pregnancy videos on  youtube, one for warm up and the other two for strength and muscle tone in upper and lower body. You can find them in my archives :)

Total Time: 35ish minutes
HR: 140 for the warm up and 120-130 for the last two
Sweat'o'Metre: actually yes I felt some face sweat dripping off my hair, not too crazy but definitely got things moving!
Burn'o'Metre: I don't think my shoulders will ever get used to her "just hold them up a little longer" lol and felt it in the buns too!
Here's the bump at 35 weeks pregnant
That's 8months+3wks