Punta Cana Part Deux

I’m back in NJ and back at the old routine once again. We had a great time in DR and there was talk of plans for next year already…this time including another little person 🙂

Some of my other gym workouts at the Hard Rock consisted of:

Do 20 burpees and then with 2 8kg dumbbells do:

15 lunges (each leg)

15 dumbbell rows 

15 seated presses 

Then do 20 burpees and 50 mountain climbers. 

Also:

5 minute treadmill warmup

5 rounds of:

20 Kettlebell swings (don’t remember the weight)

15 side bends (8kg dumbbells)

10 dumbbells curls (each arm)

15 Kettlebell sumo squats

I’m 18 weeks and officially in month 5. Time is going by really, really fast! My energy is still up but I’ve had to modify many movements such as burpees (no more chest to ground) as well as push-ups and pullups.  

This little baby seems to be doing his/her own workouts in my belly because I’m feeling movements all the time! Ha! I’m starting to gather ideas and inspiration for the nursery which is actually really difficult. I’ll get there! 

Do you think we’re having a girl or a boy? 🙂

   
    
    
 

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Punta Cana Adventures

Part of my family and I are currently on vacation in Punta Cana, DR. We’re here celebrating my uncle’s 60th birthday and had a really nice, surprise dinner- including a mariachi band- for him last night. It also worked out perfectly as a babymoon for Frank and I! I’m 17 weeks and feeling the belly although I may not be showing that much still.

On Wednesday, I did the following workout with Frank and my cousin Patricia:

5 minute warmup run on the treadmill.

Then 3 rounds of:

10 thrusters

15 push-ups

10 pullups

On Thursday, I counted all the walking around we did- to breakfast, to the pool, etc as part of our workout. Any little bit counts! I also got Patricia, her boyfriend and Frank to do the water aerobics class they offer on a daily basis. I’m telling you, I was feeling it in my arms! And it was super fun 🙂

Today, we didn’t have much time in the morning so we just did a quick 3 rounds of:

20 sit-ups (v-ups on a bench), 20 push-ups and 20 air squats. I had to drop down to my knees for the push-ups as I’m starting to feel a little awkward tightness in my abdomen.

It’s beautiful here at the Hard Rock resort so I’m welcoming any opportunity to walk around. I’ll post again soon with more photos!


  
  

Saturday WOD

Another Saturday morning of coaching and today I was able to squeeze in a sweat sesh myself. I modified the workout for myself to be: 4 rounds of: 10 20# dumbbell thrusters 50 mountain climbers 15 ring rows  200 meter farmers carry w/2 20# dumbbells  Those farmers carries were tough at the end. I’m glad I was able to get my 3 days of CrossFit this week. Running has been a little awkward- yesterday I felt tightness in my belly so I walked instead :/ Some weeks are better than others. We just moved into a new house so finding the time to get to the gym has a little tricky. I do what I can and try not to be harsh on myself.  Check back to see my workouts I do while on vacation in Punta Cana next week!

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My workout yesterday was:

5 rounds of:

5 kipping pull-ups

10 alternating dumbbell snatches (15#)

40 mountain climbers

Then, 5 more rounds of:

5 kipping pull-ups

20 alternating dumbbell snatches

40 mountain climbers

It took me just under 18 minutes to complete. It was quite a sweaty one!

An exciting time in my life…

Just a few days ago, I shared on social media that…I’m going to be a mommy at the end of the year! The outpouring of love and well-wishes has been incredible. 6 months is going to go by super fast! My due date is December 27th, so it could very well be a Christmas bebe that we get.

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing how I modify my workouts. The first trimester was definitely rough- I was tired a lotttt, so I didn’t work out as much.  Now at 14 weeks, I have a little more energy, so I’m really trying to workout about 4 times a week. Unfortunately I haven’t been running as much, and I’m starting to really miss it! It’s just been tough because I get really thirsty and then I have to pee; it’s a vicious cycle. I’m sure other mama-to-bes can relate!

As of now, I’ve just reduced my intensity in all my WODs, making sure I’m getting sufficient rest and drinking water throughout the workouts. I’ve also stopped doing sit-ups and handstand push-ups and keep my weights lighter. I’m starting to wonder if I should stop doing kipping pull-ups- would it pull on my belly too much? The main point of exercising right now is to stay healthy and strong to be ready for the most important event in my life, which is to bring a little human into the world 🙂

My announcement on Instagram and Facebook
My announcement on Instagram and Facebook
Baby's First Half on May 17th at the Superhero Half in Morristown (8 weeks)
Baby’s First Half on May 17th at the Superhero Half in Morristown (8 weeks)
15 weeks. Waiting for the bump! Excuse my bedhead...
15 weeks. Waiting for the bump! Excuse my bedhead…