This is my Mamavation post for Monday, July 12, 2010.
Wow! Last week sure was HOT! I hope you were all able to stay cool while working out. The weather really made me adapt my plans – but I didn’t let it deter me! My goal through this pregnancy is to be moderately active 5 days a week for a min of 30 min each of those 5 days.
In order to reach my goal I’ve created a fitness plan. Two times a week I run 5K around a park with some co-workers, and on Saturday mornings I sneak out for 5K, giving me some “mommy time”. I’ve also signed up for a twice a week Boot Camp Fitness class that’s held in a Board Room at work (I’m hoping to continue this as far into my pregnancy as I can). A bunch of my co-workers have gotten together to bring in Rob from trainersonsite.com. He comes in twice a week at lunch to whip us all into shape through a class that combines strength moves with cardio (the most efficient way to burn fat, lose weight and build strength). We found that there isn’t enough time at lunch to travel to the nearest gym, so we bring Rob, a personal trainer in to us. I love Rob – he’s always challenging my fitness knowledge and the limits to which I can push my body, whether preggo or not. BTW – he’s got a great informative blog you should totally check out! (For example – today he has a great post about how to kick that chocolate craving).
Back to the point of this post… This week I faced the curve ball of high heat and humidity – Yep! Even up here in the Great White North the temperatures soared (average temperature for the week was 93F with a humidex of 109F). That is seriously hot by Canadian standards. I adapted my plan by getting up early on Tuesday and doing my run before work before anyone in my family was up, and on Friday I got a guest pass at the nearest gym so I could borrow their treadmill at lunch. Thankfully by Saturday the temperature was a more reasonable 80F, so I did my run a little earlier than normal to beat the heat. Afterwards I threw my youngest daughter a pool party, and on Sunday we spent the day at the beach:
Next week will be yet another busy week in our household, Monday my oldest has soccer, then there’s the #mamavation Twitter Launch Party (8-10pm EST), Big Brother has started (I’m a HUGE fan!) and this weekend we’ve been invited up to a pal’s cottage.
Monday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Tuesday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Friday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Saturday: Chase the kids around the cottage, swim in the lake, try to a resist the temptation to eat too many chips
Sunday: Chase the kids around the cottage, swim in the lake, try to a resist the temptation to eat too many chips
Life is like that – there are often speed bumps and curve balls that will try to get in the way of your plans, but as long as you never give up YOU WILL REACH YOUR GOALS!
Fitness Tip of The Day: Strive to include total body workouts. These include: cardiovascular exercises, strength training (both upper and lower body), core training and stretching/flexibility.