Sunday, July 21, 2013

Keeping Fitness In My Life


Even though I'm pregnant, I still want to work out & take care of myself. I know I'm only supposed to do what is comfortable to me & not to over do it, so I've been looking at different exercises & ways to work out. My regular workouts were pretty intense & are probably not a good idea while pregnant.

As of right now, I am only 18 weeks & have only gained about 10 lbs... but don't have much of a baby bump. Honestly it still looks like baby fat from my daughter! I never had much of a chance to exercise after I had my daughter & now that I do have the time, I am wanting to do what I can to get fit again. Plus I'm hoping for an easy labor ;) 

I found a simple 30 day squat challenge {clearly focus's on the but} that I am considering starting as soon as tonight, if not tomorrow once I get settled into my new room. As you will see, the number of squats you do each day goes up a few more. I figure with this theory in mind, I don't need to start out doing 50 if I begin to feel uncomfortable. Here is the challenge: 

Day 1 ~ 50 Squats
Day 2 ~ 55 Squats
Day 3 ~ 60 Squats
Day 4 ~ Rest
Day 5 ~ 70 Squats
Day 6 ~ 75 Squats
Day 7 ~ 80 Squats
Day 8 ~ Rest 
Day 9 ~ 100 Squats
Day 10 ~ 105 Squats
Day 11 ~ 110 Squats
Day 12 ~ Rest 
Day 13 ~ 130 Squats
Day 14 ~ 135 Squats
Day 15 ~ 140 Squats
Day 16 ~ Rest
Day 17 ~ 150 Squats
Day 18 ~ 155 Squats
Day 19 ~ 160 Squats
Day 20 ~ Rest
Day 21 ~ 180 Squats
Day 22 ~ 185 Squats
Day 23 ~ 190 Squats
Day 24 ~ Rest
Day 25 ~ 220 Squats
Day 26 ~ 225 Squats
Day 27 ~ 230 Squats
Day 28 ~ Rest
Day 29 ~ 240Squats
Day 30 ~ 250 Squats

In all honesty, I don't see myself getting up to 100 squats by day 9, however you never really know! I just hope that I can keep some fitness in my life & the easy stuff certainly shouldn't be too much of a big deal. 

Feel like trying this challenge & doing it with me? Be sure to comment on this post then & let me know!!! I'd love to know that I'm not the only one out there keeping the fitness alive!