Exercising down the home stretch, ladies!!! Keep up the good work!!!
**February Exercise Accountability Thread**
My goal is going to go down to 630 because February is shorter. I very nearly made my goal last month, coming in just 45minutes short (so I missed 1 day), which I'm going to count as a win.
So far I'm already at 45/630 for Feb. :)
Right now my big question is whether I go ahead and buy myself another prenatal video because I'm starting to get a little bored with the two I've been doing for the last...15 weeks? LOL. It seems silly to spend even another $10 when we have so little time to go and I still do enjoy the two I have/work up a sweat. But I can feel myself being just ever so slightly less challenged by them, and it seems silly to get complacent now when I've been so good so far and feel really good about my bod this pregnancy.
One trade-off I'm NOT loving, though, is the swelling I'm getting in my feet (and a bit in my hands). Not quite as visible as it is just something I can feel (like when I curl my toes or fingers). Easily relieved with magnesium baths, but I know it's from working out a lot more. I only had swelling with DD2 and that was because I was working outside in the hot sun most days up until her delivery, but with DS I wasn't physically able to work out after mid-2nd tri so it never became an issue. Lately I've been getting in a good 30-45 minutes a day of good activity (beyond normal, everyday stuff) and by bedtime I'm feeling it, mostly in my feet. I feel SO good working out but am just not a fan of the swelling it brings on. Though I know I should be thankful that it's not worse, because really it's just a minor amount. I'd work out with my compression socks on but, uhhh, yeah...not a fan of that idea either!
I made it to my weekly prenatal yoga class last night after taking a two week break due to illness and fatigue. It was good to be there moving around!
Total Minutes for Week 1 - 240/1140
My numbers for this month actually went up - as we are going to a "partners yoga for birth" workshop next weekend!
I have 40 more elliptical minutes and 30 free weight, putting me at 665/600 with still one more day to go! Feeling good about that number, and know I definitely could have gone much higher in hindsight (I've had very little pain overall as long as I'm careful). Maybe I can top 700 today before the month ends!
I lost track, but I believe my total for February was 585/630. Wah. I missed just a couple of workouts, but honestly I think it's pretty good that with everything else (especially trying to do an entire semester's worth of MW school papers in 1/2 a semester) I managed to do 45m long workouts 3x a week on average. That's in addition to all the walking I do as a crazy NYer, which has to add at least a couple hundred minutes per month.
Anyway this is the least I've gained in any of my three pregnancies so far, so I have to assume I'm doing okay.