Checking in is a great idea! Pre pregnancy I was involved in lots of sports - mostly sculling/rowing, cycling, and tennis. I stress fractured my rib sculling before I was pregnant so I was already a bit out of shape... The first trimester was awful. But I'm back to it now. I just joined a gym and have been working out on the elliptical for the first time ever...
Since I'm a new gym rat, can someone tell me is the elliptical is an especially effective workout? My heart-rate is getting up.... though (and I don't know if anyone else has noticed) but my resting hb has risen about 10-15 beats since pregnancy! My Dr said this is normal...
Anyway, the past few days:
Friday - 30 mins elliptical (warm-up for weights), 1 hour full body strength session. 2 mile (slow) doggy walk).
Saturday - 60 mins elliptical
Sunday - same as Friday but without the doggy walk (it's frigid here).
Tomorrow I plan to do a prenatal yoga DVD, Tues, elliptical and weights, Wed: cardio... swimming or elliptical and yoga/pilayes, Thurs elliptical and weights, Fri: cardio, Saturday Cardio and weights, Sunday: yoga class and elliptical.
Well... this is the plan
Who knows.. I was so fatigued mid week that I didn't do much of anything from Wed-Fri.
Do you guys plan what you're intending to do for the week, or do you play it be ear? I'm trying to be good about weights as I've historically been such a slacker. It definitely helps to have a trainer involved... !!