Which leads me to my challenge. Last week after a particularly good workout I realized that I should challenge myself to stay moving at least 20 minutes a day until the day I deliver. 20 minutes really isn't much, and I'm hopefully going to hit more than that most days.. but I'm trying to be realistic here. For the most part, my body just doesn't feel up to the hour long workouts I used to enjoy, especially at the same endurance. So for the next 5 weeks until my due date (1 down, 5 to go!) I'm going to stay moving! Whether it's a 20 minute walk in the sunshine, or arm weights in the kitchen while I cook, or hitting the elliptical or WHATEVER... I want to do something active for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. I actually made a private instagram account to hold myself accountable on this and have photos to share each week, but semi abandoned that idea after a few days. :) The goal here is to keep me feeling good and like myself, even as I grow big. I'm going to listen to my body and not push myself past what is healthy for me + baby, but I want to keep moving and know that when fitness is a priority, you get it done. :) I'm really excited to challenge myself and get back in the best shape of my life post baby, and so I figure why not start now!
So... please hold me accountable and make me follow through with this! One week down (+ a few days) feels like a huge victory and I'm so grateful for the gorgeous Texas weather helping so much with this! Wahoo!
Note: my doctor is great with this level of activity :)