Toning It Down

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 Banana
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

Hammer Curls

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Single Arm Triceps Kickbacks

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Front Raises

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Side Lateral Raises

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Lat Pull Downs

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Incline Chest Flies

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Sumo Squats w/ Weighted Resistance

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Static Lunges

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Standing Hip Extensions

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Hip Rotations (lying)

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Abductor Straight Leg Lifts

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6 Thoughts on “Toning It Down

  1. Yes, thank you whoever invented air con and screw you to the person who chose not to include it at my work and in my bedroom haha!

    Awesome workout- I'm glad you're able to still get your workout on but tone it down with the bub.

    Your gym pregnancy shot is gorgeous! When is he due?

    Haha, omg lady- get out of the gym and go to the beach. Who does barefoot? And yes that machine is crapola haha.

  2. Hi! I found your blog from the comments section on Clean Eating Chelsey. I absolutely love your blog and cannot wait to keep following you! Thanks for the workout–I may be trying that this morning. :) Have a great Friday!

  3. February 17th…or earlier :)

  4. Thanks so much, Madison! :)

  5. Ahh how exciting! Goodluck :) Hope he doesn't come too early..like V day early!

  6. Al MacDuff on January 13, 2013 at 9:11 am said:

    Kel you look absolutely amazing!! I have always been the biggest fan of boiled beets after our romantic date at Earls in signal hill a few years ago. It is such a great addition to any salad. I have recently been putting in my quinoa salads and it tastes so good!

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