It’s been a whiiiiile since this chick and I worked out together, mostly because she’s still rocking the 4am workouts and well, frankly, the only thing this prego is rocking these days at 4am is sleep (or a potty break!), but today the stars aligned and we were able to rock it out together (at 6am, NOT 4am haha)
Might be our last workout together for a while, since baby could come any day and then I’ll be on workout hiatus for a while, but we enjoyed today!
Since today was a full length leg day, having her smiley face motivating me to keep going most definitely helped!
Who is getting their sweat on today?
It doesn’t matter how many times you hit PAUSE and catch your BREATH. What matters is you don’t STOP and catch your EXCUSES.
My capabilities are certainly more limited during pregnancy due to the nature of, you know, how hard a body works to grow a healthy human… but I’m still capable, and so I still show up.
I break more, I do fewer reps, my weights are lighter, I take two rest days instead of 1 now and I go at my own pace, but all of that is STILL better than using any excuse in the book to skip.
My baby/body/pregnancy are WHY I’m moving, not a free pass to skip every day. I’m no better than anyone, I just KNOW I’m worth the effort, limited or otherwise.
And pssst… you are too.
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?
I know my St Patrick’s day workout shirt says LUCKY… but it should say blessed! It’s so cute I couldn’t resist.
I know I’m blessed and that’s why I’m soaking this whole pregnancy in – the challenges and all. It’s all part of a blessing this size.
I know SO many worthy men and women who are trying and trying and haven’t gotten their blessings YET, and my heart continues to go out to them as I send out baby blessings. I hold out faith it will happen for them, as it happened for me and so many others. I BELIEVE.
So today and all days, I will continue to feel so blessed and continue to spread that forward.
Definitely not drunk, because baby! 😍
It’s been a while since I could wear this shirt because it definitely shows my little bump (which has been fairly evident since early on due to my small size) and as much as we wanted to share our secret earlier, we just couldn’t!
But I feel so free having it out there and not having to hide anymore – hardest secret to keep EVER, am I right?! I mean you wanna shout it from the rooftops but you have to be cautious early on!
If you pay attention to the ‘was’, you can see our little bump 💕
“The obstacle is the way. You gotta go through it.”
My trainer said this during my workout today, and she couldn’t be more spot on! Oftentimes we come to obstacles and our thoughts go to “how can I get around this? Over this? Under this?”
You know how in an obstacle course, if you go around them you get disqualified? Same premise!
You gotta go through it. That’s just the only way. And I’ve had to level up and go through tons of obstacles myself, and you know what? That’s a big reason why I’m now so confident and secure in my abilities!
There is definitely something to be said for the feeling of coming to and obstacle, working through it, and coming out the other side.
Get your MIND right and there’s no obstacle that stands a chance 😉
Sara and I have a fun contest going in our challenge group involving festive attire for workouts, so of course I had to take advantage of that!
I love an opportunity to have fun!
And yes I did wear the elf ears the entire workout! 😊
• strong IS beautiful •
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise 😉