Move that body: 20 minute weights workout and 30-minute run/walk on the treadmill
I’d like to think I haven’t played the pregnancy card that much when it comes to my workouts – at least in terms of fitting them in. I’m still going out 5, 6 days a week.
But today, when it was 75 degrees at 6 a.m. and the forecast looks like this:
I pulled the pregnancy card. No outdoor run for me. In fact, I think I might institute a 70-degree rule much like the 10-degree rule I had this winter. At least while I’m pregnant.
But, as I was up at 6 and I don’t work till 10, I figured I could … you know … do something.
The other day I was playing around on Hulu and saw that there are workouts available for viewing. I selected the “Self: Bikini Ready, Fast!” because I want to get in bikini shape. Very important at 35 weeks pregnant. Actually, I picked it because it used weights. There was LOTS of shoulder work and there was also some focus on biceps, triceps and back. Oh, and a million plies. I did 20 minutes of the 38-minute routine because my laptop got tired and needed a charge. Really, it did.
Not satisfied with 20 minutes, I opted to head down to the basement for a treadmill run. I started off slow but immediately felt some round ligament pain. I made a quick decision to make the workout more of a run-walk with set intervals than my normal runs outside when the walk intervals are shorter and far between. For the first 10 minutes, I did 2:2; the second 10 minutes, I did 3:2; and for the last 10 minutes, I did 4:2. I wasn’t sure whether to count it as a run but when I added it up, I ran 20 minutes and walked 10. Not too shabby and I felt more than sufficiently sweaty.
And if I needed any validation that I made the right decision, when I took out Denali post-treadmill in just shorts and a sports bra, hot with sweat, there was no relief. The air was hot and thick, and I felt like I walked into a sauna. What happened to the beautiful days of early summer?
How are you switching up workouts with the heat?