This girl has been modifying her fitness for almost 14 weeks now, and it's all because of her little baby within! Yes, that's right. I am pregnant—and we couldn't be happier about it. I found out the day they accepted our offer on the house, so you can imagine how truly excited we were to actually get the house. Baby is kickin' it quite happily in momma right now, literally. It was an active little bugger at the ultrasound, even though it seems kinda calm in the pics.
I like to think it's working out in the womb. Makin' momma proud, of course. And momma is still working out, too. Still teaching that 6:00AM class, still getting my cardio on...although I've had to change things up a bit. I can't lift more than 35 pounds at a time, and my heart rate has to stay below 140. This means that I'm working at a much lower intensity and relying pretty heavily on my heart rate monitor. But, rest assured, I'm still working! And loving it...'though I wish I could run a bit faster. I am primarily walking, but running here and there at a really, really slow pace. It feels good, which is all that matters.
And I think the baby likes it, too (given his/her performance at the ultrasound).
Rest assured, I will not let my modified exercise plans take the place of any exercise plans I give you! And speaking of, you'll want to check out Blissfully Domestic for my latest article: Build a Summer-Ready Body with These Ten Exercises.