Last week marked my 33rd week of pregnancy and I’m continuing to work out on days when I feel energetic and take rest days or limit my exercise to walking on days when my body is telling me to dial things back.
Below you will notice I made it to the gym or boot camp four days last week which seems to be my normal right now. The other three days of the week were rest days where I counted leisurely 2-3 mile walks with Chase, Sadie and Ryan as my main form of exercise. Thank goodness for gorgeous spring weather right now!
Weekly Workouts: May 2018
Monday: Posterior Strength Workout
I love kicking off the week with some strength training so the Burn Boot Camp workout of the day was right up my alley! This workout focused on posterior strength training (the muscles on the backside of the body) and while I modified it to remove some of the plyometric movements, I left the gym feeling energized! (The above workout is my modified version.)
I’m not sure what it is right now, but anytime a workout incorporates the mini bands, I find myself feeling the burn so much more! Those things are legit and light my muscles on fiiiire! If you haven’t tried it yet, please keep my mini band booty workout on your radar! It’s surprisingly challenging and a great one to do at home if you have access to a mini band. I love tacking it onto the end of a cardio interval session or a leg workout for a final burn!
Tuesday: Biceps / Triceps / Shoulders Workout
I headed off to the gym on Tuesday to complete a biceps, triceps and shoulder workout that I absolutely loved! I broke the workout up into two different circuits so it went by quickly and I never got bored. I also began my workout with a quick 10 minute walking warm up on the treadmill.
Wednesday: Total Body Modified Workout
I didn’t look at Burn Boot Camp’s workout protocol before showing up at the gym on Wednesday otherwise I would’ve planned my Tuesday workout a little better! The workout ended up being a full body strength workout but I was able to modify it so that my biceps, triceps and shoulders got a bit of a breather after Tuesday’s upper body burner. Truthfully, my workout ended up looking very different from the BBC workout of the day on Wednesday, but since I’m modifying workouts all the time, I guess that should be expected by now!
Thursday: 2 Mile Walk
I woke up feeling exhausted and nauseated on Thursday which meant any plans to make it to the gym or boot camp quickly faded away. I’m rolling with the punches and doing my best to listen to my body right now and ended up counting a late morning walk to the park with Chase and Sadie as my workout for the day. It felt good to get some fresh air and feel the sunshine on my shoulders!
Friday: Anterior Strength Workout
Friday was a good day at boot camp! I didn’t have to modify the workout too much which felt like a treat and loved the anterior strength workout out trainer put us through in the morning. I did end up changing the finisher (the finisher noted above is my modified version) because the original finisher involved a lot of planks and getting up and down off the ground which isn’t my favorite thing in the world right now. Ooph!
Saturday: 3 Mile Family Walk
Ryan, Chase, Sadie and I ventured out on Saturday morning for a walk around our neighborhood and stopped by a local park. We covered just over three miles and it was the kind of exercise that didn’t feel like exercise because we were simply enjoying family fun! Love it!
Sunday: 2 Mile Walk with Sadie
Sundays are almost always complete rest days over here but I was up early on Sunday morning and feeling zippy, so I leashed Sadie up for a quick two-mile walk around our neighborhood before church. I listened to a podcast and loved easing into the day with a little movement with my favorite walking buddy!
Question of the Day
What kind of workouts are you enjoying most right now?
Holy cow! 33 weeks! It’s like all of a sudden you’re almost there! So excited for you to hold your sweet little one.
Thank you, Alissa!! Time is flying!!
Sadie’s the best! I can’t believe it’s nearly time for you to meet your little one either 🙂
Mini bands are the only thing that have made my bum less pancake! Tone It Up have some great mini band workouts that work. I incorporate a lot of their mini band moves into my own workouts which is finally paying off. If I don’t include a mini band leg extension variation into my workouts, it doesn’t feel right!
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona says
Dogs are the best walking buddies – they always want to go!
You are still rocking those workouts!! Sometimes my favorite part of the day are my walks with my dog…perfect way to relax and unwind!
Carrie this fit chick says
Great set of workouts, Julie! Love all the strength training you are doing 🙂
Sarah @ Sweet Miles says
ALL THE WALKS! I’ve been walking on my lunch break every day that it’s not raining up and down our sidewalk and I’m sure our neighbors are like who’s that crazy pregnant lady! It just feels so good to walk and move and still maintain some sort of level of activity!
Shayna Rodriguez says
I’m 28 weeks today and it’s such an inspiration to see you staying active through pregnancy! For days that I can’t make it to Crossfit but still want to get a strength workout in with minimal equipment (dumbbells only), I’m at a loss – can you recommend any online videos or sources workouts you find challenging but doable for the 3rd trimester? Pinterest is failing me!
Benderfitness.com has a lot of workouts that you can try and modify or you could go to her fit pregnancy tab that also has a lot of great workouts. I did them a lot while I was pregnant with my first and now that I’m in the 2nd trimester with my 2nd, I’m going back and doing some of these.
Here is the link to one of the DB workouts that you can repeat as many times as you’d like.
Hope this helps!
29 weeks pregnant (measuring at 33 weeks, apparently….) and right now exercise looks like me rolling out of bed to go to the bathroom! My gosh how this process changes things. Hope you’re feeling better lately– I’m dealing with continuous nausea, too, and it stinks.
Laura Mendez says
You look fabulous!! I’m convinced that whatever you have (boy or girl) is what i’m having! I’m 17 weeks and feeling a lot like you… and craving the same things (cereal!!). And many times when I eat, I am totally grossed out by it 30 minutes later. What gives! Anyway, just hoping for healthy babies, am I right?! Hope you feel well these last couple of months!
The Curious Frugal says
I pinched a nerve in my neck a couple months ago so workouts have completely changed since then. Lots of walking! It’s been gorgeous out so I’m loving all the outside time.