Time is absolutely flying during this pregnancy. I cannot believe that I am on the verge of entering the sixth month of pregnancy! I am definitely enjoying the second trimester far more than the first, but let’s be honest — I’m still absolutely wiped out! We got back from our beach vacation last weekend, and hit the ground running … literally. I started the week with some fast runs, survived another 60 hour work week, and am now ramping up for another busy 7 days. My workouts this week were tough, but good. Here’s a quick summary:
- Sunday: 3 mile run with my fastest pace in a while. Wore my new FittaMamma shirt. Look for the review and below.
- Monday: Walk with Emma, and 2 hours of cardio machines, plyos, and pilates with clients
- Tuesday: 2 hours of cardio machines, plyos, and pilates with clients (I felt terrible at lunchtime, nausea, exhaustion, head congestion, but decided to work through it, and felt 100% afterwards).
- Wednesday: 30 minutes of plyos
- Thursday: 3 hours of plyos, pilates, and cardio machines with clients
- Friday: Rest day
- Saturday: 6 hours of plyos, pilates, and cardio machines with clients
- Sunday: Rest day (MUCH needed)
This week, more than any other thus far this pregnancy, I have been incredibly exhausted. I have maintained the same level of intensity during my workouts, but I am requiring a lot more sleep. Around 9 p.m., I absolutely crash. I felt like I was letting a lot of people down this week because I was so tired. Family members are feeling neglected, my gym clients are likely sensing my exhaustion, and I haven’t been able to work as hard on my side projects as I would hope. I was actually planning to start scaling back on my side jobs soon, but hubs got the bad news that he will lose 20% of his salary due to the sequester and un-paid furlough for the Airforce civilian workers. Bummer. Financially, we have the savings to allow for me to scale back, but I hate to scale back now before Baby 2 is here. I will likely continue to work my butt off until D-Day and then take a rest from my side-jobs (for those who don’t know — I have an 18 month old, work full-time as a web marketing specialist (mostly from home), and work between 20-30 hours in addition to my full-time job as a personal trainer and web marketing consultant on the side — LOVE my jobs, and wouldn’t choose any other careers).
I mentioned earlier that I ran my fastest run in a while in my new FittaMamma shirt. I am absolutely in love with this brand and was so honored that they asked me to do a review and give-away on my site. I was approached by FittaMamma a few weeks ago, and they caught my interest with this description of their new sport top:
“The range, especially the FittaMamma Sport Support top is designed to work like a sports bra for your bump, lifting the weight on to the back and shoulders, supporting the pelvis and the lower back. Once the baby has been born the top then helps to hold the stomach in place helping to encourage the muscles to come back together.”
The shirt is both cute and comfortable. It provides the perfect amount of support for my current stage of pregnancy, and I still have some room to grown since it’s stretchy. The lower back of the shirt is a different material (non stretch) to help hold my baby bump up, nice and tight, while I run. I have experienced a lot more round ligament pain this pregnancy, so it’s great to have extra support.
Are you or one of your girlfriends currently pregnant? If so, you absolutely need this shirt for workouts! Enter the give-away for the chance to win one FREE — FittaMamma will mail it straight from England (cool, huh?).
Please do one or more of the following to enter the give-away. Each action is optional, but the more entries you have, the more likely you are to win. Leave a comment on this blog post for each action item that you complete. I will pick a winner on Monday, Marcy 11, 2013.