Good morning! How are you guys doing today? I just arrived home after teaching my 6 a.m. spinning class and things are going well over here so far.
Now that my belly is getting bigger and bigger every day, I’m having more and more people at my gym ask me how long I am planning to continue teaching. I just tell them I’m hoping to keep up with everything as long as I feel good. My doctors said that as long as my workouts feel okay and I have the energy, I can keep teaching, so I told my boss to keep me on the group exercise schedule until she hears otherwise from me.
Right now everything feels great, so we’ll keep on trucking!
Last week I was chatting on the phone with my dad who happens to be a big-time fan of spinning. I told him how grateful I am for spinning right now because it’s such a fantastic cardio workout that allows me to work up a sweat and get those amazing endorphins flowing without causing any discomfort to my body.
Since I’ve had to give up running and plyometric exercises right now, I feel all the more grateful for workouts that still feel comfortable and allow me to exercise in a way I feel is safe and good for both me and my baby. That’s not to say I don’t miss my pre-pregnancy workouts because I’d be lying if I said I didn’t, but I am trying my best to focus on what I can do and what feels good right now and spinning definitely fits the bill.
After teaching my morning class, I drove back to our house to make myself breakfast and type up this blog post before I have to return to the gym. My morning meal today was a little more lunch-like than usual, but it hit the spot.
I threw together a hot ham and cheese sandwich on a toasted English muffin with mustard, lettuce and tomato.
And now it’s time for me to grab a quick shower, take Sadie for a short walk and head back to work. I hope you guys have a lovely Tuesday!
Questions of the Morning
- Have you ever had to give up a favorite workout for one reason or another?
- Have you ever fallen in love with a different workout because you were unable to do one of your favorite workouts for a while?
Back in college, I had hip bursitis and it was absolutely miserable. I couldn’t walk without pain (let alone run/jump/play) for a long time and after meeting with an amazing sports medicine doctor, learning lots of wonderful hip stretches and resting for a while, I finally started to feel better.