April 2022 Moms

Fit Mom Friday 12/31

Fit Mom Friday is a fun way to help us on our healthy pregnancy goals. Fit is whatever it means to you!

Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): 

Week's Successes:

Week's Challenges: 

GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022?

Re: Fit Mom Friday 12/31

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    Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): Workout 3-5x/week (on hold…)

    Week's Successes: I did three days of yoga and one strength/cardio!

    Week's Challenges: My cervical length isn’t ideal and while it’s probably nothing (the difference is 0.1cm) I’m having a lot of anxiety over it, so I’ve stopped exercising for now. I’m supposed to see a specialist next week to talk about the plan so we’ll see what happens. 

    GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022? I ran a half marathon with DD when she was 8 months old and I would love to do another couch-to-half program next year!
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    Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): workout 3-5x a week

    Week's Successes: made my 3 workouts! Plus plenty of tromping through 16” of snow. And finally pulled out my old prenatal Pilates dvd

    Week's Challenges: there are a couple stretches on that dvd that I like, but otherwise my memories of it turned out to be correct. I don’t feel like the exercises make a big impact the way it’s set up, and some I think are a little bit sketch in terms of diastasis recti. The stretches I like made me realize I’m not quite as flexible this time around, but overall I am feeling much, much stronger than 4 years ago. So that’s a win. 

    I also think some of my pregnancy aches may have been from/been exaggerated by working out - I’ve felt better as I’ve been slacking the last couple weeks. But I think I’ve got a good, modified circuit going now. 

    GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022? Not really anything new? Working out for the sake of exercise is still a newish concept to me. But I have some specific things I like to continue and add into my workouts from past PT sessions to hopefully prevent some silly injuries that have been annoying in the past and kept me from doing the things I want to - for myself and with my family. I want to keep going through this pregnancy, and carefully ease back in afterwards. And I’m also hoping we can do more family hikes this summer. I think baby will be a good age to carry along. And I have one mountain trail in particular we missed out on this last summer that I’m hoping we can do this August.  
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    Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): Stay strong for labor, minimize extra weight gain

    Week's Successes: I didn’t do any actual workouts this week, but since we’ve had snow on the ground all week and my son’s preschool has been closed, I’ve been out in the snow with his every day. Running, hiking, pulling a sled, etc. So I’ve been active at least! 

    Week's Challenges: The snow and cold. We had five days in a row where it didn’t get above freezing! I actually feel like running today but don’t want to risk slipping in the ice. 

    GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022? I plan to sign up for some sprint distance triathlons in the late summer/early fall to give some fun motivation to get back into shape after having this baby! 
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    Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): Eat healthy and keep doing yoga and prenatal exercises targeted toward preparing my body for labor and birth!

    Week's Successes: Although I’m getting more and more out of breath and have needed to shorten my walks, I’ve still gotten my daily walks in during my lunch break at work 4x this week. We also went on a hike for several miles this morning!

    Week's Challenges: This week was tough to find the time and energy for workouts after work— between the cleaning/recovering from the holidays and having company stay with us, I didn’t end up doing any of my usual afternoon yoga workouts. But the house is put back together now and I’m ready to get back in the routine this coming week!

    GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022? I’m really determined to keep up my physical yoga practice from my 3rd trimester through postpartum so I don’t lose my routine of prioritizing the time to create my own practice. I know I’ll need to adapt to make it look much different (I’ve already adapted to doing a much gentler, more restorative type yoga with strengthening exercises thrown in when I feel like my body can handle it), but it’s something so meaningful to me that I want to make sure I don’t lose it in the drastic shifts of having a baby and moving to a new house this spring. I also want to become more consistent with exercises specifically targeted toward preparing my body for labor and birth. I keep a list on my phone and try to remind myself whenever I can, but I’m going to try to make it a daily routine for me, especially as the big day approaches!

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    Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): To make it through labor like a boss and not start totally from scratch postpartum. 

    Week's Successes: Got some walking and Pilates done. I’ve started trying to work through the suggested daily activities on Spinning Babies but the walking every day just isn’t happening. Who wants to walk in the low 40s in the rain? This may be an unpopular opinion but if it would just drop below freezing and snow I’d be much happier to put on my boots and coat and get out! 

    Week's Challenges: The weather is a huge motivation killer for me.

    GTKY: Any workout goals for 2022? Not really. Just to keep prioritizing that time for myself now and once babies come.
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