FriYAY

Really glad that it’s Friday! The hubby is currently busy painting Baby’s room and I’m so so excited to see how it will turn out. I’ve been helping by doing a little online shopping… I still need to find the right curtains and a rug, but I think I’m on the right track.

Speaking of shopping, do you guys use Ebates? In the past year, I’ve gotten over $200 cash back by using their site every time I shop online. I love it. Basically you type in the name of the store, for example Reebok, it will show you how much cash back you get (currently 5%), and you go to their website through the Ebates site, shop, and then get money back. Click here if you’d like to sign up and start using it too. It really is greaaat. 

I haven’t been working out as much this week because the pain increased a little bit :/ But here’s  a good one I did the other day using a Bosu ball- great for keeping your core strength.

Do 4 rounds of:

30 second side plank on floor, switch sides 

30 second plank on Bosu 

40 butt kickers on all fours

30 seated side bends 

I’ll be at CrossFit this weekend- hopefully I’ll be able to get a WOD in on Sunday…

Bump update is below. I’m almost 27 weeks and up 11 pounds. 

   
 
Cheers, 

Julia

Weekend Recap

Things haven’t been easy the past few weeks. I’ve been in a great deal of pain, discomfort and frustration due to the stent and I’ve pretty much been stuck at home every day. I’m trying to be optimistic that the doctors will give me some news- either something else that’s safe for the baby that I can take, or perhaps removing the stent altogether. I’ll do whatever is safest for Baby Hicky!

I made it to coach the Saturday morning classes- it felt good to step foot in the gym! The WOD was:

21-15-9

Power cleans (65/95#)

Back squats

Pullups 

This was followed by a 10-minute ab circuit.

On Sunday, I went to do my own workout (it had been a while ):

16 min AMRAP:

10 ring rows

10 ring push-ups

200 meter farmer’s carry (40#)

12 step-ups

10 calorie row

I think the rower will likely become my new best friend over the next few months as it gets my cardio going but it’s still pretty low impact. 

I bought some 8# dumbbells over the weekend at Walmart so that I can at least do some arm work during the week while I’m at home. You can’t stop me! 

Happy Monday everyone 🙂   
   

Outdoor workout and a growing tummy

Here is a workout I came up with on the fly this past Saturday when I couldn’t find the key to the gym- oops! 

Run 400 meters

Then do 5 rounds of: 

40 jumping jacks 

20 push-ups 

20 lunges 

40 air squats

Finish with a 400 meter run

  
Baby Hickman has made his/her presence known over the past week- I’ve been feeling the squirms, kicks and potential somersaults that this baby is doing! I can actually see my tummy moving as I get poked by this little acrobat- kinda cool and kinda freaky at the same time.

I still haven’t been running, which makes me a little anxious, as I really love to run and get a little jealous when I see someone jogging outside. All the pulling and stretching going on just feels too uncomfortable and I can’t handle the bouncing. Is this what I get for having tight abs?? 

Would love to hear anyone else’s experience with how they’re handling working out and pregnancy 🙂

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? 🙂