Well, here we are. I’m 28 weeks pregnant so the third trimester starts today and if the last week is anything to go by, it’s going to be pretty shit! However, I’m an optimist and hope that it’s just been a blip (‘FOOL!’ I hear mothers from around the world cry!).
Despite only really wanting to go home to put my feet up (with my pelvis aligned. Naturally.), I have broken the rut and got myself back in the gym! Wearing something entirely awful that was too tight, I did 30 minutes of happy, unpainful (in the nether region) exercise, so I thought I’d share what I did here as I think it really is still do-able as far as pregnancy exercises go:
Aerobic exercise: 15 minutes on the cross trainer (you could equally walk but I find that painful), set to ‘random’ at level 9 (calorie wise I did 117 calories in that time and I would have happily done longer if I wasn’t so bored! I need to get an audio book or good podcast)
2 sets of 10 squats
Using 5kg weight:
- 3 sets of 10 triceps extensions
- 3 sets of 10 bicep curls*
- 3 sets of 10 shoulder presses*
- 3 sets of 10 squats*
* I combined these 3 moves into one exercise and did try to take some photos but they are truly atrocious (while reminding me why I need to exercise, it has highlighted my tree trunk legs, wobbly arms, huge face and general massiveness!) so please be happy with a description! …stand with feet shoulder width apart, dumbells by your side, lower yourself into a squat (making sure your knees aren’t over your toes) while simultaneously curling your arms into a bicep curl. Then as you stand back up push your arms into a shoulder press above your head.
…see what you think and please share what you’re up to.