Fitness Guru or Couch Potato? Loaded question. Right now, I am 38.5 weeks pregnant, and sadly, I lean more towards couch potato. At least as much as I can with a 20 month old. I actually love to work out and this makes me feel lazy. With my daughter, I still walked at least a mile a day right up until the delivery. Not this time. Sometimes walking downstairs is too much fitness for me!
That being said, I do still go to the gym. Not 5-6 days a week, or even 3-4, but I do still try to make it for a half hour work out at least once a week. Before I got pregnant with this baby, I had hired a personal trainer who was kicking my butt! I met with her 3 times a week for an hour, then did an hour of cardio after our session. Once my training sessions were over, I still went 5-6 times a week and did an hour of cardio daily followed by an hour of strength training at least 3-4 days a week.
I have tons of workout equipment at the house, but working out with a child around just isn’t happening. I have tried. I joined the gym because (well….it’s really cheap) I was losing my mind! Maggie is always with me and I LOVE that, but it was taking a toll on my mental health because she has never napped good without being close to me, so I didn’t even get a naptime break during the day. Some days my workout was cut short because she wouldn’t stop crying, but most days, I got an hour or two to myself.
Now….my hour of cardio could be better. I could push myself harder, but truth be told, I love being able to workout hard but still read my book. It was peaceful for me but I worked up quite a sweat and burned lots of calories. I am excited to start working out harder again in the next few months, but we shall see what happens.
I also play softball (when I’m not extremely pregnant) and I use to play roller derby, so I am not lazy by any means, but I am not as dedicated as I could be to working out.
So, in answer to the question fitness guru or couch potato? I definitely bounce between them.