Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I have been feeling the love since my last blog post! I am so grateful to have such an amazing support system to come back to and I'm glad to hear that you all won't mind a few (a lot) of baby posts coming up in the future.

Those of you that have been following me for quite some time know that the elliptical is my go-to workout. It was the only exercise I did when I started my healthy journey because it was something I didn't have to think about, and I could burn a lot of calories in not a lot of time. I was best friends with my elliptical for several hours a week and it really helped me to achieve my goals. I have to say that during my recent exercise hiatus I did miss it a little. I missed the feeling of my heart pounding in my chest and the sweat starting to form on my head. Thats not to say that I missed it enough that I actually sought it out.

When I decided to resume my exercise routine I spoke with my doctor about it first. It used to be that when you were pregnant you were not supposed to raise your heart rate over 140 BPM. I asked my doctor if this measurement was still in effect and she suggested that I just maintain a easy enough pace that I'd be able to carry on a conversation while still working out. The problem with that is that I don't talk when I work out -unless you count me randomly screaming out Jeopardy answers.

I decided to just do what I'd been doing and see how I felt afterwards. After a sweaty 30 minutes on the elliptical my heart rate was around 170 and I was tired. Really tired. I didn't realize just how tired I was until I stepped off the machine and was immediately dizzy. There was no hiding this from DH as I quickly sat down to regain composure.

A few days late he told me he was concerned about me using the elliptical because he thought I pushed myself too hard. I could see his point. I didn't want to risk hurting the baby but that was how I was used to working out. His solution to keeping me in line was to banish me to the bike when we went to the gym. I really hate the bike. I feel like I'm not even working anything, even if I put it on a difficult level and I hate watching my belly move in the mirror as my feet peddel up and down. I agreed to give it a try but after 45 minutes and nearly no sweat I'd had it. I wanted my elliptical back.

Upon discussing my frustration with DH we agreed that I could use the elliptical again however, if the machine ever displayed my heart rate over 150 BPM I'd get off and ride the bike.

Home Sweet Home

Its good to be back to a familiar exercise and a familiar sweat. I'm not able to go nearly as quickly as I used to but I feel good about the exercise I'm getting for me and for my baby. I've also been spending my lunch breaks going on walks with a coworker and I have two prenatal workout DVDs I'll review later. While it was really easy to stop working out, I feel really wonderful about myself for getting back into the swing of things.

What is your go-to exercise?


13 comments:

Just Jay said...

I wish we had an elliptical or treadmill at home!

Jen said...

My go-to is the treadmill. I think that might be because I know I can walk. When I first started going to the gym, some of the other machines looked kind of intimidating.

I totally admire you for your love of the elliptical, though! When I first tried it, I thought I was going to die after 5 minutes.

Lifeinblubber said...

Mine was the recumbent bike, mainly because starting a journey at nearly 300 lbs something was better than nothing, but after working with a trainer for a while..I realized that I could do more than I thought. The elliptical is still a bit rough for me, but I am total treadmill now that I am training to run the Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis, MO on June 11! Good compromising too!

www.lifeinsidetheblubbersarcophagus.blogspot.com

Omerell said...

You are doing such a great job. Keep up the good work!

The Peterson's said...

I'm the odd one out here because I love the bike! However I have a hard time when I'm not on a real bike and stuck in the gym or my basement. During the summer I would ride my bike 2-3 days a week and lost about 25 pounds. Now that the cold has limited my outdoor bike riding I need to force my self to go to the basement to ride my recumbent bike in front of the TV, its just not the same.

thinspired said...

The elliptical is my favorite too :-) I feel like I get my best workout easily on it.

So glad you found a way to make it still work!!

oakleyses said...

louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet online, christian louboutin outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike air max, nike free, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, tory burch outlet, chanel handbags, louis vuitton outlet, polo outlet, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin uk, prada handbags, kate spade outlet, replica watches, burberry handbags, ray ban sunglasses, nike outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, cheap oakley sunglasses, uggs outlet, tiffany jewelry, christian louboutin shoes, longchamp outlet, uggs outlet, replica watches, ugg boots, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, christian louboutin, nike air max

oakleyses said...

true religion jeans, nike tn, timberland pas cher, vans pas cher, coach purses, kate spade, north face, sac hermes, michael kors, sac vanessa bruno, ray ban uk, nike blazer pas cher, nike air max, nike air max uk, converse pas cher, nike roshe, hogan outlet, air max, michael kors, guess pas cher, polo ralph lauren, sac longchamp pas cher, true religion outlet, nike free uk, louboutin pas cher, jordan pas cher, oakley pas cher, polo lacoste, north face uk, ray ban pas cher, true religion outlet, coach outlet store online, new balance, replica handbags, michael kors pas cher, lululemon canada, abercrombie and fitch uk, ralph lauren uk, michael kors outlet, hollister pas cher, nike roshe run uk, hollister uk, nike air force, nike free run, burberry pas cher, coach outlet, nike air max uk, true religion outlet, longchamp pas cher, mulberry uk

oakleyses said...

instyler, hermes belt, louboutin, iphone 6s cases, hollister clothing, vans outlet, nike huaraches, ghd hair, babyliss, mcm handbags, baseball bats, iphone cases, nike air max, chi flat iron, reebok outlet, mont blanc pens, p90x workout, celine handbags, north face outlet, valentino shoes, asics running shoes, nike roshe run, nike trainers uk, lululemon, beats by dre, ralph lauren, longchamp uk, insanity workout, iphone 6 cases, ferragamo shoes, abercrombie and fitch, s6 case, new balance shoes, wedding dresses, jimmy choo outlet, timberland boots, soccer shoes, north face outlet, bottega veneta, nfl jerseys, iphone 5s cases, giuseppe zanotti outlet, herve leger, ipad cases, soccer jerseys, hollister, oakley, iphone 6s plus cases, iphone 6 plus cases, mac cosmetics

oakleyses said...

hollister, canada goose, doudoune moncler, pandora jewelry, ugg uk, pandora charms, supra shoes, swarovski crystal, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, pandora uk, canada goose, coach outlet, vans, moncler, swarovski, barbour uk, gucci, pandora jewelry, marc jacobs, ugg pas cher, toms shoes, canada goose jackets, louis vuitton, converse, louis vuitton, moncler uk, hollister, canada goose, montre pas cher, nike air max, canada goose outlet, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, links of london, karen millen uk, louis vuitton, moncler outlet, replica watches, doke gabbana, thomas sabo, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, ugg, moncler, canada goose uk, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, converse outlet, wedding dresses

Fangyaya said...

nike free run
gucci outlet online
toms shoes
hollister clothing
adidas yeezy
celine outlet
rolex submariner
louis vuitton handbags
hermes bags
michael kors outlet online
replica watches
adidas originals
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet online
nike outlet store
ray-ban sunglasses
christian louboutin
polo ralph lauren
lebron james shoes 13
louis vuitton handbags
cheap jordan shoes
louis vuitton outlet stores
air jordan 13
true religion jeans
giuseppe zanotti sneakers
coach outlet canada
longchamp outlet
beats wireless headphones
pandora jewelry
true religion jeans
rolex watches
toms outlet
air max 90
replica watches
ghd flat iron
kobe bryant shoes
nike sb
timberland boots
true religion outlet
coach outlet
20167.21chenjinyan

Unknown said...

michael kors handbags wholesale
michael kors handbags
new york knicks jersey
michael kors handbags
cleveland cavaliers jersey
instyler max
armani exchange outlet
bears jerseys
nba jerseys
nike blazer

dong dong23 said...

cheap jerseys
cheap tory burch handbags
replica watches
kate spade outlet
oakley sunglasses
ray ban glasses
pandora jewelry outlet
hollister kids
cheap ugg boots
michael kors outlet clearance
2017.2.11chenlixiang