Monday, April 09, 2012

Second Trimester Workouts

After more than 2 years of trying to conceive and laying off any intense workouts (trying to provide the perfect, calm environment for conception) it finally happened. Purely by accident. We had given up hope. And then miraculously....I was sick as a dog (and pregnant).

Now, typically I work out like a fiend all 9 months, puking daily along the way, and feeling like poop. But I keep it up! Even running!

This time, however, I was at a disadvantage after just minimal cardio for 2 years.

What to do? I was horribly sick the first few weeks. Then Zofran entered my life! It doesn't help the nausea disappear entirely. But it does keep you from actually throwing up. So...I slowly picked back up my workouts. And, boy, did it feel good!!!

All of this leads up to my main point in blogging today. I thought I would share a few workouts that are working for me during my 2nd trimester.

Workout #1:
Walk/Run - 1 hour - run all flats and downhills, walk uphills.

Workout #2 (Concentration on Lower Body):
Elliptical 10 minutes - warmup
Then 40 seconds, with 20 seconds rest of the following...
-Goblet Squats with Kettlebell - 20 pounds
-Single Leg Leg Extensions - 35 pounds
-Other Leg
-Sumo Squats Holding Kettlebell in Center - 20 pounds
-Cable Kickbacks - Left
-Cable Kickbacks - Right
-Jump Squats (tiny ones, nothing too high intensity)
-Front Kicks - Left
-Front Kicks - Right
-Cable Front Leg Lifts - Left
-Cable Front Leg Lifts - Right
-Side Walking with Bands
-Front Lunges - switching sides each time

Repeat all 1 more time if you can.
Cooldown with Elliptical 5 minutes