Saturday Sweat – Back at it!

Mannnn it felt good to get back to it today!

I did a workout designed specifically for the second trimester; it was all strength training, no cardio (my preference, if we’re being 100% honest!) and it felt so good after a few days off and a good stretch yesterday!

And lending more credence to my theory that my daily movement seriously helps stabilize my blood sugars, things have been MUCH better the last two days (days I moved) versus the three days that I didn’t!

Who else is moving today?

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Adventures in Pregnancy – SLEEP

When your shirt basically calls out the reason you didn’t get up and get an official workout in…

Part of pregnancy, for me, is striking the balance between the movement I need and love, but also being gentle and getting sleep while it’s a little easier.

And today was one of those days with no work and nowhere to be very early, I could sleep in a bit. And then I did do a few reps of some movement, and since we’re also gonna be gettin’ our groove on at the Oblivious Fools show today, I’ll call it a good balance.

Because sleep is freakin’ awesome, mannnn 💕

Final Week of Transform: 20!

Bob Marley, baby and I kicked off the sixth and final week of Transform: 20 today!

It’s not my first “final” week, but it IS the first final week of a program I’ve done completely pregnant, and I’m proud!

Yes, my stamina and my abilities have changed, because growing a life is HARD, and takes a lot out of you, but I’m proud to be able to honor both my body and the life I am growing by MOVING.

While it’s been a humbling journey, it’s also shown me what I’m capable of, and that INCLUDES doing my best and being proud instead of being upset because my capabilities may not be where they once were (for good reason!)

It is TOO EASY to feel defeated and to let that take away from the real win here, which is SHOWING UP.

Stop worrying about what you can’t do and start focusing and appreciating what you can!

Tuesday Thoughts – I Bend So I Don’t Break

There are so many reasons I work out; so many reasons I CHOOSE to MOVE my body.

Dealing with life and the ups and downs is definitely one of them – if you ask anyone close to me, they will tell you that moving my body has been my preferred method of stress relief for almost 6 years now.

It’s free; it doesn’t come with a sizable credit card bill the next month, it doesn’t come with a hangover…

There are so many facets of life that are gonna come at you, test you, and try to break you.

Your job? Don’t let them!

Fit Tip Friday – Change Your Mindset

I am so often asked how I stay motivated and consistently show up.

And honestly, some days, I have NO IDEA how I do that, I just do. Those days are rare, but they happen.

Other days, it helps immensely that I have a friend/success partner/workout accountabilibuddy that’s on the same page as me, and pushes me to show up, and reminds me why we do it, and on days we can, joins me virtually to crush it together.

And some days, it’s the amazing group Sara and I run, full of amazing ladies who are also working on their best self, who are also showing up consistently, who also motivate, inspire, encourage and empower me.

But also, something that worked for me was changing my mindset from feeling like I ‘have to’ (as if wellness is a chore or something 🤦‍♀️) to feeling blessed to be ‘able to’.

I have PUSHED my body, and she is CAPABLE… and that is a GIFT, one I try not to take for granted.

And those rare moments where my mindset shifts from “get to” to “have to” I remind myself that there are people who are unable – perhaps due to disease, perhaps due to injury, perhaps due to another circumstance. And so it makes it easier to realize I am blessed to be able, and that becomes fuel to JUST DO IT.

When you change the way you see things, magic happens! 💕

Move It Monday!

Whew, good thing today’s workout (a prelude to the next program I am taking on!) was only 20 minutes, because after drinking allllll the drinks and feasting on allllll the foods this past weekend, dragging myself outta bed to move was no easy feat!

But it’s done, and THAT is what matters!

I struggle like anyone else sometimes, but I don’t let my excuses serve as roadblocks – I use them as stepping stones and keep it moving!

Who’s moving today? Whatcha doing?

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Self Love Saturday – Gentle Movement

During my Reset, I have been doing gentle movement every couple of days to keep myself loose, but also enjoying the break from 6 days on, to let my body rest and work from the inside. I thought it would be a struggle, and some days it is a struggle to not lift, but it’s been nice to take it a little slower, too.

Today I did some Yoga and that felt pretty good! Of course, I did it via live Zoom with my best gal, my success partner – she in Michigan, myself in Rhode Island, because it doesn’t matter how far apart we are, we make it work!

Felt good to stretch and get some movement in!

Movement Monday – Stretch and Release from 80 Day Obsession

You wanna know something?

It’s kinda tough to go from intense workouts 6 days a week to 3 weeks of no workouts, only gentle movement.
So I had said I was gonna see how I felt when I wake up as to whether or not I “sleep in” or get up and move…
Well I mean its Monday and thats a really difficult day for me to do nothing, so I did Stretch and Release (from the program I just finished!) and look who joined me for some stretching (my babe LOVES her a good stretch!)
It felt good to S T R E T C H!
What’s your movement today? It doesn’t have to be intense to be beneficial!