August 30th baby Hypki hit 30 weeks…
Traveling while pregnant isn’t so bad, the worst has been the back pain after several hours in the car, but otherwise I have nothing to complain about.
I have been determined to keep up my pregnancy workout routine while on the road, and so far, so good. Of course, it has taken creativity to come up with workouts, and sometimes a walk is the way I get in my movement for the day, but the exercise helps me sleep better, feel better, and gives me extra energy…and who doesn’t need some of that in the 3rd trimester.
Here’s a short little summary of the workouts I’ve been doing while we’ve been traveling:
Since we left the village today I took a rest day. I had every intention of taking a nice walk once we arrived on the coast, but 95 degrees with seriously intense humidity quickly changed my mind.
Today was SUPER busy…didn’t get time for a workout per se, but did some bodyweight strength throughout the day. Pushups, squats, planks, etc. You can seriously get in exercise whenever, squat while your laundry is drying, do pushups while noodles boil, etc. No excuses!
Today I went to the gym and completed a 40 minute total body workout. Ah, the gym I haven’t been in so long and it was nice to go and be a part of that crowd again.
On the coast we have a gym membership that never expires and is good for 30 visits whenever you want to go…it works out perfectly for us! Hooray for Mexico, and it’s amazing deals!
I wish I would have written this workout down, because I really loved it…but alas’ between traveling and meeting with people daily it has already slipped my mind.
Today woke up with stomach pains, went on a 3 mile walk anyways… and the 12 hour flu bug ensued just a few hours later. So sick. Spent the day in bed.
Still felt super weak today…you know that day after flu feeling. Blah. Took a rest day, and hoping to feel stronger and like real food tomorrow.
Woke up early an I was SO hungry! Ate some toast with almond butter and banana super early and then headed to the gym for a leg workout. I was feeling much stronger so I pushed through a legs workout that I usually do HIIT style, but I forgot my interval timer, so I did it by reps instead.
Here’s the workout if you’d like to try something new:
I did 12 reps of each exercise, still 3 rounds of each Tabata, instead of the timed HIIT intervals. Still a great workout!
Travel day = rest day
We were in the truck for about 11 hours today, and amazingly I felt pretty good.
This morning I went with one of my favorite travel workouts, my 30 minutes bodyweight workout.
It’s a perfect workout for anywhere a park, hotel room, living room, kitchen, wherever you can find to workout.
This morning I was feeling the need to sweat out some salt…whenever we travel and eat at some many different homes I always end up consuming more salt than my body is accustomed too. However, a good morning sweat usually does the trick to start cleaning out my body!
Because I’m not traveling with weights, I used my full backpack complete with computer and books to do this pyramid countdown lower body workout:
Complete the following 6 exercises one after another and then countdown your reps each set. For example the first set 14, then 12, then 10, etc. Try not to rest between sets and see how quickly you can finish the workout.
Walking lunges – holding the backpack
Plank with heel raise
Deadlift & row – with the backpack
I have been staying up entirely too late these past few nights and definitely didn’t get up early enough for a workout. We then hit the road to our next destination, so it was a rest day for me.
We are staying in a small hotel room for the next few days so I came up with a Hotel HIIT Workout to get my sweat on. It is a complete bodyweight workout, so if you are looking for a great total body workout for while traveling this is it.
Here’s the workout:
HIIT – 20sec on/10sec rest – 8 rounds
Strength – Round 1
Plank bird dogs – 10 each side
Mountain climbers – 20
Squat thrusters – 10 w/heavy backpack or duffle bag
follow with another set of the HIIT above
Strength – Round 2
Tricep pushups – 10
Tricep dips – 15
Crab toe touches – 10 each
Pushups – 10
follow with another set of the HIIT
Strength – Round 3
Squats – 10, holding a backpack or heavy duffle
Pulsing squats – 10, each leg holding a heavy backpack overhead
Glute lifts – 10, heel on a chair
Plie squat jumps – 10
Cool down! Whew!!
Not only have I been working out in the hotel room, but we’ve had some pretty fun hotel room picnics…ah traveling.
Was feeling a bit sore from my workout yesterday so did a quick bodyweight workout in the hotel room.
It’s a fast and effective workout, 12 exercises, 12 reps, as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes.
Here’s the workout: (psst…it’s great for traveling!)
Squat jumps – 12
Squat jacks – 12
Pushups – 12
Straight leg situps – 12
Plank jacks – 12
Reverse lunge w/kick right – 12
Reverse lunge w/ kick left – 12
Plank up & downs – 12
Plank shoulder taps – 12 each side
Jump lunges – 12 each leg
Plie squats – 12
Tricep dips – 12
Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minutes! GO!
I was up at 4:30 for another long travel day, but before I hit the shower I pumped out 50 quick squats and 50 pushups. It always makes me feel better to get in something rather than nothing, especially when I know I’m going to be in the car for 10 hours.
We are staying with friends, and they have a nice little workout space in their loft room upstairs.
I wanted to do a total body workout with some HIIT, so I visited one of my favorite workout inspiration blogs, the fitnessista. She put out a fun and fabulous workout calendar for the month of September and is also doing a squat challenge which I think is SUPER cool…but enough of that, I took this Strength & Tabata Workout from the calendar and got to work.
I used 15lb dumbbells for most of the strength exercises, and adjusted the HIIT exercises a bit to meet my 3rd trimester pregnancy abilities.
Today was another travel day for us…a little shorter one, but I got my bootay out of bed early and got in a 3 mile walk before we hit the road.
Whew…that was a long post…I’ll try to do better with the workout updates this coming week, but I just wanted to encourage others of you out there, just because you are traveling doesn’t mean you can’t get in some sweaty, fat burntastic workouts! Hopefully this post inspires you to get out there, wherever you find a place a hotel room, parking lot, patch of grass, sidewalk, and get your workout on!!
Cheers to a great weekend…and hello cold weather!!! It is supposed to be 45 degrees tonight here in Missouri where we are staying! Wowzers!!! It’s bonfire time!