It's been a pretty long while since I posted -- a combination of lots of major life milestones (my sister got married earlier this month so there was a bachelorette party and a bridal shower) and being swamped at work. And truthfully, I just came out the other end of suffering morning sickness all day everyday, which really put a damper on my active lifestyle. My life pretty much revolved around eating every 2 hours so that I didn't throw up, but of course being too exhausted in between that time to do anything because I wasn't really eating that much food and of course the little human growing inside me taking all of my energy.
If I worked out once a week in the first trimester it was a huge accomplishment. Those workouts were a combination of the ones listed below.
Tracy Anderson: Pregnancy Project
I've never done a Tracy Anderson workout before, so didn't really know what to expect. During the first trimester this was a nice way to get my heart rate up, and bring the nausea down. Tracy is a little spastic -- meaning that you have to keep your own count because she sometimes loses count. When we are doing butt exercises I really do feel it. I use 5lb weights compared to her 2 or 3lb, but that's just me.
Sarah Haley: ExpectingMore
Admittedly I haven't done all the workouts in this series, but I have done the majority. They are pretty good workouts for someone who traditionally lifts and does cardio 5-7x a week. It is still a little bit slower than my traditional workouts so I find myself getting bored pretty quickly and easily. Not to mention Sarah's "cute" instructions to "wave bye bye to baby" (when you are imagining a baby in a chair) makes me roll my eyes and I find myself glad that no one is around watching me do it.
Fit-Mommy-To-Be: Hilaria Baldwin PrenatalYoga
Amazingly, there are no prenatal yoga classes in my area. This is apparently what happens when you live in the retirement capital of America. I have been doing Hilaria's yoga routine at least once a week and its really helped keep my lower back pain and hip tightness at bay.
I also continued on with Orange Theory once a week, and pilates at least once a week. Now that I am in my second trimester and have more energy I am adding back in some of my more traditional workouts -- treadmill, swimming, burpees. I have to keep reminding myself that I am not "out of shape" just "in a different shape."