Just A Little More weight

To the bar that is. Remember that your body will always adapt to whatever you’re doing. So always switch it up a bit, more weight or less weight and more reps – always push your body to the limit and test yourself. I promise you will never regret it afterwards.

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Shoes off – Deadlift time

Today I added just a bit more to my bench- I had more time to rest and I felt stronger. I lifted during the middle of the day, not my normal routine, so I had already had breakfast in me. Like I said in previous post, I’ve heard of some lifting in a fasted state and others who can only lift after they have had something to eat before. I have done both, although I haven’t decided or figured out which my body likes. I can say, that I do feel stronger lifting after I have ate something but I understand working out in a fasted state burns more.

It was a great workout today I feel good and I love the consistency of my “me time.”

Slowly but surely

I’m focusing on getting my energy back. Focusing on getting my momentum going. When you’re a Mother, and work full time – things get hard, very hard. Hard does not mean you can’t do it, just means you have to find your own way to get through.

Here I am 7 months pregnant doing my favorite workout – overhead squat.

 

Train smarter, not harder is my goal. I have to give myself a certain amount of time before work, before Xander gets up for the day, before the world starts. Before, I had all the time in the world, now my time is even more valuable. I’ve been working on my push/pull method of lifting weights alternating days and incorporating high intensity cardio every other day. I focus on lifting heavier than normal with the rest days given.

My workout goes as this:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

  • Deadlift
  • Bench
  • Squat
  • Olympic Ring Pull up

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

  • HIIT Cardio 30 – 45 min

Now I can workout all day- its not a problem, but remember – you can never out work a bad diet. I’m focusing on low healthy carbs with a cheat meal given on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Water is SO important. I can’t stress that enough. I try my best and everything to drink as much water as I can.

Working out is my favorite past time- it gives me peace and completely clears my mind

Consistency is key. Even if it isn’t routine, I learned that consistency is what keeps you going. There are some days I can’t work out early in the AM (because my son was up all night) so I’ll workout in the evening. You make time for what’s most important to you.

It was a good weightlifting day, lifting early in the AM (fasted) is very different from lifting in the evening after having some food. I’ve kept my log up so I know where I am at and how much I will improve in lifting.

Thanks for stopping by – do you have a fitness plan/diet you would like to share?