But it's not.
Food has been fuel lately, but but there's not much more to it than that. And while my husband is thoroughly enjoying my barefoot-and-pregnant-in-the-kitchen status....well, I' glad someone is. No, that's not true. I really am. But it's more for the joy of cooking than out of anything that I plate. So I chug along and get in enough nutrients to fuel my basal (and baby basal) needs, and of course, my workouts.
Wait, what? THERE'S the missing link. Gone are the days when I tell you aout my tempo runs, swim sets and long bike rides.
|Not me yet....but soon!!|
Trimester 1: Still aiming for an hour most days. Usually broken up into a lunchtime workout (30 minutes) during the week, and a short workout when I get home (30 minutes). Weekend is usually an hour a day, but low impact. Usually 5-6 days a week, one rest day of yoga or a long walk. I still feel it is really important to include movement in each day-it's good for me and the baby. It helps me stay energetic, keeps my body in working order (lol), and works my heart.
Pre-pregnancy: Each workout has a purpose. Improve speed, sustain a tempo, improve endurance. Low key recovery every few weeks. Focus on getting faster, stronger, fitter.
Trimester 1: Maintenance and body awareness. All workouts are kept to a much lower intensity (zone 2, or "marathon" intensity.). I don't always track my heart rate, but aim for 140 or less. That means no speed work, tempo bikes but not runs, and limited to no plyometrics during boot camp/kickboxing. Honestly, no one likes that crap, so I don't miss it. I just have to remember that it is OK TO BE SLOWER. Pregnancy is not a time to build fitness, just a time to stay active.
Pre-pregnancy: Planning, planning, planning. Training plans. Rest day on Monday. Speed work on Tuesday. Swimming on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Long ride on Saturday (maybe a T run). Long run on Sunday. Do it. Check it off. If you don't feel like it, suck it up.