After the last few weeks being sick on top of pregnancy, I mentioned that I needed a little bit of structure going forward. I thrive on training plans for a reason, but also know that if I gave myself something TOO strict I’d feel pressured and that isn’t something I want during pregnancy.
Goals for the week:
- 5 days of Yoga (specifically 5 of the February dates) with Bonus if I do the other 2 as well.
- 2 measurable activities (Running, Walking, Biking, Ellitpical etc.)
The first one might seem crazy since I haven’t been doing much at all, but I know myself well enough that the best way to kick start me is with a big yet small goal. 5-6 minutes every day is attainable, and making it happen almost every day for a week is really helpful in getting into a routine. During training for races, I often make a goal of 10 minutes for recovery per day. It’s small, easily attainable and forms a routine/good habits. As for the second goal, I wanted to start small and just say 2 cardio sessions basically. I didn’t care if it was short, but making a point to do it was a good way to start.
Week of 1/30-2/5 ( 22/23 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Womp womp- nothing.
Wednesday: Work + Babysitting Nephews = 15 minutes of Yoga at 9 PM followed by BED.
Thursday: Treadmill- 1 mile walk/1.3 mile run + 10 minutes yoga later in evening
Friday: 15 minutes yoga + Brians surprise birthday dinner party!
Saturday: 10 minutes yoga + Girl morning with mom + Family dinner at night
Sunday: 2 mile walk with Brian and Pepper + 10 minutes yoga + Superbowl!
Totals: 3 miles walk/1.3 miles run/60 minutes yoga
While it still not an overly active week (compared to pre-pregnancy)it’s the most active in one week I have been in a while, more importantly the most consistent I have been. Very obvious that I do much better with at least a small goal or two, and at least SOME structure.