No more bed rest makes for a much happier me! There we are: my almost 35 week-old Bubs and I at the gym for a little workout today. Thumbs up!!!
Body Pump has been my go-to weight training routine over the past 4 months, but after 3 weeks of nothingness and not many weeks left to go, I figured I should tone it down a bit. However, I want to keep up some easy resistance work as long as it feels ‘right’ (which it does).
I made up an easy, low intensity workout this morning that I can use from now until the little fella makes his grand appearance. I think this would also be a good workout for anyone who is new to resistance training in the gym and doesn’t want something overly strenuous or complicated!
I have included a variety of photos at the bottom of this post to describe and clarify the exercises for those who are unsure! I also left the “weight” column open- the dumbbells used will differ from person to person. Your last few reps should be very difficult to complete, resulting in that “burning” sensation!
Okay, so I totally pulled a gym paparazzi maneuver mid-workout. I just couldn’t handle what was going on beside me…
Honestly…who goes barefoot in the weight room? Is this normal? Have you seen this before? hahaha..I couldn’t stop laughing to myself. It didn’t help that she was using one of the worst machine ever created for your knees. Sorry, lady. This moment simply needed to be shared.
Post Gym Snack- Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie!
1-2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Scoop Whey Protein
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp Nutritional Chocolate Drink Mix
Handful Ice Cubes
(if you have a natural chocolate protein powder, you can use this instead of the chocolate mix)
It tided me over until dinner: boiled beets on greens w/ crumbled feta, spiced couscous, and ground organic chicken (drizzled w/ olive oil infused with garlic).
The rest of the day was spent tackling a mound of laundry and avoiding the ridiculous heat that is going on outside. Thank you to whoever invented air conditioning! I’m off for the night, but here are the exercises from above for those interested:
Low Intensity Resistance Workout: Examples
Single Arm Triceps Kickbacks
Side Lateral Raises
Lat Pull Downs
Incline Chest Flies
Sumo Squats w/ Weighted Resistance
Standing Hip Extensions
Hip Rotations (lying)
Abductor Straight Leg Lifts