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Whether you are 40 weeks pregnant, 12 weeks pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, I want you to know that your baby chooses YOU.

Think about that for a minute. This little creature has chosen you to care for them, to support them, and to deliver them into this world as best as you know possible. To me, that is the greatest act of blind faith.

In turn, you must trust your body. Women’s bodies have been carrying and delivering babies for centuries upon centuries. Practice trusting your body every day, so that when the big day comes you don’t have to practice. You just know that your body knows that to do.

Jennifer Durden. Photo submitted by Carlos Tapia.

Before you workout, stretch, or begin your run, I want you to start by focusing on a word or phrase. Today’s word in TRUST. Practice visualizing the word trust. Take a few minutes to just breathe in this word. Write it on your bathroom mirror at the start of the day. Come up with an affirmation using the word trust. For instance, “I trust that my body instinctually knows what to do throughout pregnancy and birth”. Even if it’s just three minutes, this is a great way to bring intention and purpose to your training and calm your mind.

TRUST

WORKOUT

Warm Up: Move slow to get acquainted with your body again. 
10 Glute Bridges
10 Good Mornings 
2 min Bottom of Squat  
30 second Plank (Modify by using forearms)
10 Scapula Push Ups
10 lunges with DB overhead 
 
Advanced
AMRAP 5 min: 20 air squats, 10 push ups.
REST 1 min.
AMRAP 5 min: 20 Lunges, 10 Strict Press (35# DB).
Rest 1 min.
AMRAP 5 min: 10 DB (35#) Alt Snatches, Run 100m.
Intermediate
AMRAP 5 min: 20 air squats, 10 push ups.
REST 1 min.
AMRAP 5 min: 20 Lunges, 10 Strict Press (25# DB).
Rest 1 min.
AMRAP 5 min: 10 DB (25#) Alt Snatches, Run 100m.
Beginner
AMRAP 5 min: 20 air squats, 10 push ups.
REST 1 min.
AMRAP 5 min: 20 Lunges, 10 Strict Press (15# DB).
Rest 1 min. AMRAP 5 min: 10 DB (15#) Alt Snatches, Run 100m.
 
*MODIFICATIONS
Push ups can be done from knees, on incline, or on parallettes.  
Weight should be what you feel comfortable with.
remember to breath and take breaks.