I have become quite the scene at the gym these days....
People are staring, whispering, shaking heads as I do my workouts...
Are pregnant gals supposed to stay home on the couch and not move??
My gym is more of a re-fit centre. At 10Am each day the seniors congregate at the front doors waiting to use the track. Other folks are taking part of physio classes and stretching classes. I can understand that they may not feel comfortable seeing a girl, with a belly, holding 20 lb dumbless doing deadlifts. This gal though used to do deadlifts with 40 lbs dumbells so 20lbs is a huge difference.
Maybe I should wear a sign that says "Pregnant and allowed to train......doctor said so"
or maybe I should start my own group..... "Barbells and Bellies"
Speaking of signs. I attend a spin class every Thurs at 8AM. The teacher is this fantastic 57 year old fit man who has a photographic memory. He asked me a few weeks ago whether I was running the half marathon this year...I kindly pointed to the belly and explained my year off of running. The next class I show up and on my spin bike he has placed a sign
"Babies on Board"
It was nice to feel welcome at a gym where I have become more of a freak show then a healthy fit pregnant gal. Kudos to Murray my spin teacher!
So the ligaments are pulling BIG TIME. Leisure walking is no problem but as soon as I increase that incline or speed, things start to pull and crack...so my treadmill workouts this week were geared down a bit but I expect more from YOU! Enjoy!
Warm up 5min
5-7 powerwalk at incline 4
7-9 sprint at 0
9-11 powerwalk at incline 10
11-13 spint at 0
13-15 powerwalk at 4
Repeat 3 more times from minute 5. Ensure you cool down for 5 minutes at a slow paced walk
Have a great weekend!