June 2023 Moms

Exercise Check-in: Dec 11-17

I just realized I put this week's dates on last week's check-in (anybody else notice or do we all have this level of pregnancy brain? 😆) and I can't change/edit it so hopefully there's not too much confusion, sorry!

What's your usual go-to type of exercise (yoga, weight-lifting, running, zumba, swimming, walking, etc)?

How did your exercise plans go last week? 

What are your exercise plans for this week?

Questions/concerns/comments?

GTKY: If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, all expenses paid, where would you go and who would bring?

Re: Exercise Check-in: Dec 11-17

  • potato3000potato3000 member
    edited December 2022
    What's your usual go-to type of exercise (yoga, weight-lifting, running, zumba, swimming, walking, etc)? 
    Yoga, walking and weight-lifting

    How did your exercise plans go last week? 
    Great! Not quite on schedule again but got everything done as of this morning

    What are your exercise plans for this week?
    Mon: Strength training
    Wed: Metcon workout
    Thurs: Stretching/yoga
    Fri: Strength training

    Questions/concerns/comments?
    These last couple weeks I've somehow been feeling more motivated to get back into a regular workout routine than I was before finding out about this pregnancy. I'm enjoying it while it lasts but also really wishing I knew how to make sure it continues throughout this pregnancy and into postpartum because of how much it improves my mental health and how I physically feel (more energy, less pain, etc)

    GTKY: If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, all expenses paid, where would you go and who would bring? 
    DH and I lived in Australia for 3 years pre-kids and I would love to go back with our kids and travel up the east coast again
  • How did your exercise plans go last week? My goal was really just to go for walks when possible and maybe stretch. I was able to go on a couple walks, so I’ll take that as a win!

    What are your exercise plans for this week? 
    I could be more intentional about walking, so I’ll tell my husband I want to walk at least three times this week. 

    GTKY: If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, all expenses paid, where would you go and who would you bring?
    I’d bring my husband and leave the kids with grandma, first of all. 😂 
    I think I’d go to a tropical place right now. Some place with clear blue water and sun and little huts and a breeze and have a thousand mock tails. 
    I’ve never gone on a vacation other than visiting family or camping, or our honeymoon in the mountains. One day I want a luxurious vacation like a cruise with the meals and drinks package. 😍😍 But I’d rather do it not pregnant so I can enjoy the drinks!
    potato3000thescarletmom
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  • @annemarie96 Totally a win! This just made me think part of my motivation is maybe just being easier on myself. I started by planning on a walk or yoga by Wednesday and Sunday each week until that was consistent, then started a workout program through November that started out with a 5min workout and progressed by 1min each workout (3x/week) to 16min -- and I felt really good about every little workout, walk and yoga class I did instead of beating myself up over not doing "enough". 

    I'm lucky enough to be on vacation right now without kids otherwise I'm sure my first thought totally would've been something similar without them -- Mom guilt has me including them on the hypothetical trip now though haha
    annemarie96thescarletmom
  • What's your usual go-to type of exercise (yoga, weight-lifting, running, zumba, swimming, walking, etc)?
    Walking.  Before becoming pregnant I walked at least a mile outside every day, rain or shine.  Once I became pregnant, I just stopped.  I was so exhausted.  Just started getting back into it last week. We went to NYC yesterday and walked to much I am sore haha. 

    How did your exercise plans go last week? started to get back into it. 

    What are your exercise plans for this week? Walk every day on my lunch break. 

    Questions/concerns/comments? Nope

    GTKY: If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, all expenses paid, where would you go and who would bring? Disney with my family.  I love it there.  We went last year and it was my favorite trip of my life. 
    TTC History:
    Started dating DH 2006 . Married 2015

    TTC July 2015-November 2015
    BFP November 2015
    Baby boy born August 2016

    Oops BFP February 2021
    MMC March 2021

    Back on BC for a year to decide what we want to do.

    TTC Since March 2022
    MMC June 2022

    BFP September 2022 - Due June 2023!

    thescarletmompotato3000
  • What's your usual go-to type of exercise (yoga, weight-lifting, running, zumba, swimming, walking, etc)?
    Yoga, walking

    How did your exercise plans go last week? 
    Things did not go to plan whatsoever. I had some nasty headaches most of the week, and the days I didn't all my energy was used up by scouts or trying to clean the house. Maybe my extensive cleaning counts for something though haha. 

    What are your exercise plans for this week?
    Now that my semester has ended and I don't have class during my lunch 3/days a week, I think I'm going to try and get back into my 2-mile walks on my lunch break! Maybe that will convince me to finally dig my coat out of storage. I've been doing the classic midwest "I'm only walking from the house to the car" so far to avoid adding that to my to-do list. My goal for this week will be to do one yoga session and one walk, but I'll switch it up to two yogas if I don't get to my coat.

    Questions/concerns/comments?
    Anybody else struggling to get over the "just start" hump? I know once I start, it will get easier and I'll settle in to it but damn, I feel like the second it's time to commit to doing the exercise I have a hard time.

    GTKY: If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, all expenses paid, where would you go and who would bring?
    I'm not very traveled, I've never been outside the country. If expenses are paid, I'd want my kids to go (and bring grandparents along to babysit occasionally 😂) but I do not want to take my kids out of the country somewhere I've never been for the first time, sounds like a recipe for disaster haha. So, Boston is my very favorite city I've ever been to. I went for the first time for a journalism conference in high school, and took DH as a birthday present when we were dating. I would love to take my kids to Boston in the summertime, walk all the outdoor markets and the harbor. I can't wait for the day we can take them, but right now we're waiting until they're all a little older and can hold up to the walking around a bit better.
    potato3000
  • @ReadyForaB It's wild how much walking you do when traveling! I don't pay too much attention to tracking my steps but my phone does it and I had done 7k steps by 10:30 the day we left which would have been from just one flight

    We had a Disney trip planned for next year before I got pregnant and now we're sort of thinking an all-inclusive beach trip might be a better idea with a baby -- but I don't know. Baby doesn't add any costs to Disney for us and DS will be 9, DD 6 so I feel like if we don't go now we never will and I've never been so I would really love to..
    thescarletmom
  • potato3000potato3000 member
    edited December 2022
    @thescarletmom Sorry you've been dealing with bad headaches now all week, that sucks. My sister always counts cleaning and yardwork as a workout though haha.

    Getting back into it is always SO hard! Definitely plan to use that against myself when I slip into an 'all or nothing' mindset with this current routine. Just because I can't do what I had planned for any reason -- or don't want to do it -- doesn't mean I can't do 2 minutes of something just to keep the momentum going. I hope 🤞

    Totally with you on bringing grandparents for baby-sitting on an all expense paid trip -- I'd like to add my Dad to our trip haha
    thescarletmom
  • @potato3000 ugh I am definitely the type of person to let an all or nothing mindset ruin progress. I'm either killing it, or I'm down on myself for missing a day and can't get back in to it. It totally holds me back and I need to get more intentional about moving past that. Or letting other things get in my way when I otherwise have the time and energy - like I do my yoga in the living room where there's the most space. But if the living room isnt clean I'm like "oh I cant do yoga because it's a mess" (even if there is definitely enough clean space for me to move my body). And I know when I'm wearing my galaxy watch, it always autodetects mopping as a workout 😂 
    potato3000
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