The last time I shared a recap of my weekly workouts was in October of 2017 and that’s no coincidence. I took things pretty darn easy around here in my first trimester of pregnancy and since I was keeping our news quiet, I didn’t want to share a workout recap that looked like a whole lot of walking and yoga since I figured that might be a dead giveaway. The beginning of my second trimester kicked off with the flu which meant a solid two-week hiatus from any exercise but now that I am feeling much better from an energy and nausea standpoint, I’m bringing this lil’ series BACK.
I also feel the need to say that while I made it to the gym six days last week, that’s the first time that has happened since I found out I was pregnant and isn’t the norm around here right now. My exercise sweet spot seems to be around four days a week but last week was unusually active thanks to the surge of energy I’m feeling grateful to have back in my life right now.
In addition to a detailed rundown of my workouts from last week, you will find a note of my modifications to any Burn Boot Camp workouts below. I wanted to share BBC’s original workouts with you guys but also wanted to make note of my modifications since I’ve had a number of requests to share what my current workouts look like now that I’m halfway through my second trimester.
Week of Workouts
Monday: Push/Pull Workout
Monday’s Burn Boot Camp workout was a push/pull workout that we completed in small groups, though it’s definitely one that’s easy to complete on your own. We rotated through a series of six exercises three times and completed each exercise for one minute before moving onto the next. The finisher of the workout included a burpee + pushup drop set where we began by completing 15 burpees and 15 pushups followed by 10 reps of each and then five reps of both exercises.
My modifications: All pushups on my knees. I also swapped alternating low rows for the plank rows with pushups in the circuit. For the finisher, I opted out of the burpees entirely and alternated regular pushups and triceps push ups on my knees.
Tuesday: Speed and Agility Workout
Oh man this workout is kind of a hot mess to explain! We completed the workout in groups of three and spent 9 minutes at each station that included three exercises. I’ll try to explain some of the exercises that may not be clear (or easily Googleable) but please let me know if you have any specific questions! To complete a soccer dribble, we kicked a light medicine ball across the gym and then dribbled it running backwards to our starting position. To complete a banded sprinter, we put a thick band that was hooked to the wall right below our stomachs and sprinted against the resistance. And “doubles” means doubleunders!
My modifications: I opted out of the backwards running for the soccer dribble, made sure to keep the band in the banded sprinter well below my pelvis and completed the one-foot burpees on two feet. I also walked my feet in during the burpees when I began to feel fatigued.
Wednesday: Partner Leg Workout
Hooray for a leg workout that felt like 10 seconds! Something about the formatting of this workout – four supersets that we completed non-stop for four minutes each – made the workout pass by in a flash! In addition to the workout you see detailed above, we completed 30 seconds of each of the following exercises in between each round: Pulsing squats, air squats, squat jumps, pulsing lunges (R then L), alternating reverse lunges and jumping lunges.
My modifications: I didn’t have to modify much in Wednesday’s workout other than completing the BOSU squats on the ground rather than a BOSU ball (simply to reduce the risk of falling). I also opted out of the jumping lunges simply because they feel kind of weird down there at the moment and substituted alternating curtsy lunges in their place.
Thursday: 25 Minute Row/Incline Walk + 10 Minute Arm Workout
(Crazy eyes brought to you by me getting nervous the woman on the elliptical was watching me snap this selfie.)
I did my own thang in the gym for Thursday and took myself through some easy cardio that included hopping on and off the rowing machine and the treadmill for some incline walking. I alternated 5 minutes on the rowing machine with 5 minutes of incline walking until I hit 25 minutes. I followed my cardio session up with a quick 10 minute arm workout that I completed thanks to this Pump It Up Arm Workout I found on YouTube from the Tone It Up girls. 35 minutes aaaand DONE!
Friday: Total Body Strength Drop Set Workout
This Burn Boot Camp workout was, without a doubt, my favorite workout of the week. I am a sucker for drop sets and strength training, so pairing the two together was a recipe for workout heaven for this girl!
My modifications: I didn’t have to modify much on this workout, but the pushup with the four mountain climbers noted above is actually my modification. The original workout called for a pushup with your feet on a glider and then you’d pull your feet in toward your belly after each pushup.
Saturday: Athletic Conditioning
I’m not sure if I’ve been to Burn Boot Camp on an Athletic Conditioning day since I found out I was pregnant. I’ve mostly avoided high intensity cardio days or days with a lot of plyometric exercises but figured I’d embrace the unexpected energy I felt on Saturday morning and modify the heck out of the workout if need be once I saw what our trainer had planned. I ended up modifying a lot, taking more breaks than I probably needed to (still riding the anxiety train and erring on the cautious side of everything) but the workout felt great!
My modifications: For the equalizer sprinters, I didn’t raise my feet off the ground to keep stress off my core. For the 6-point burpees, I did the pushups on my knees and walked my feet in and out when I started to feel fatigued. I eliminated the v-sit position from the rope slams and completed them in a standing position. I also omitted the hurdle hops entirely and replaced them with heismans.
I love my Sunday rest days! I took this day completely off from the gym… and any exercise. It was a rainy day on Sunday, so unless you count walking around the grocery store as a workout, this day was a day filled with rest and recovery!
Question of the Day
What was your favorite workout of the week last week?