2nd pregnancy is hard

KarieH34

Member
Jury is still out on Yoga Burn. Before I got pregnant, i wanted to incorporate more yoga into my routine. I have been lifting weights with Cathe for over a decade and to do any upper body exercises that just require body weight is still such a challenge. I did a class at a work event that had an instructor from Core Power Yoga and it was amazing. Sweaty, heart rate pumping, and tons of upper body work. I want that class again and I haven’t been able to find it!

I have a work trip coming up too. It’s going to be exhausting, but it’s going to be at the beach and my son is coming so I’m pretty excited.

I did PHA yesterday too. I like getting my heart rate up without a lot of jumping! Today I didn’t have a lot of time do I did low impact tabata twice. Tomorrow, yoga burn again.
I so want to incorporate more yoga. I follow a lot of yogis on Instagram and I’m amazed by their strength! I love hot yoga and plan on returning to that after baby. I love challenging my body without equipment. Plus I’m finding I’m getting bored with the same old same old weights/cardio workouts. Like you bodyweight workouts especially for upper body are super challenging even though I can lift pretty heavy weights.

That’s great you can take your son with you on your work trip. That should be fun.


I’ve been feeling kind of down lately. Most of my friends already had all their children so they are older so I feel like I don’t have anyone to relate too. Plus I get sad thinking about how fun and calm life was before kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mommy and I’m excited about the new addition but I miss being able to to just go and relax with my hubby without having to stress about a babysitter, a schedule or what needs to get done. Sometimes I feel bad feeling this way.

I’ve been doing a lot of Lower Body work. Mostly zuzka lights kettlebell butt workouts since they are short I add them after a run. I did do Cathe’s Lee live workout this week which was legs and enjoyed that. Wasn’t as grueling as her usual leg workouts. I also did her live super set workout which I enjoyed.
Have a nice weekend ladies
 

SarBear

Cathlete
Hi Ladies -

Welp, I survived my work trip....HOORAY throws confetti. So glad that I (hopefully) will not have to travel any more this year. Work travel at my company is always so exhausting due to the jam-packed schedules they usually plan for us. I usually come home completely depleted of all energy and that was before getting pregnant so going on these trips while pregnant have been even worse!

So sorry you have been feeling down Karie. Since this is my first I've definitely had my moments where I've questioned how different life will be after the little one gets here and have honestly felt a little sad when I think of the loss of freedom. I think these thoughts are absolutely normal. It's been particularly hard lately watching friends on social media go on what look like amazing, relaxing vacations. I'm so jealous!!! Now granted I know we can go on a babymoon and what not before the baby gets here, but it just won't be the same as one of our previous vacations where I could drink and basically be carefree. I just keep reminding myself of all the new stuff we will get to do and experience once we have a kid of our own and that some of the best times of our lives are still ahead of us. I know it won't all be rainbows and butterflies, but life rarely is --- with kids or without. Regardless, I'm excited of the adventure that awaits us.

I'm still been focusing on a lot of Cathe workouts. This past week I started revising some of my old KCM DVDs as well. I had forgotten how much Kelly packs into 30 minutes. I'm actually considering signing up for her streaming service just to have more of a selection of workouts when I'm looking for something on the shorter side. It's so funny even hearing me say that because prior to pregnancy I rarely reached for workouts that were 30 minutes or less (unless I was adding them onto another workout). But right now my main focus to just to stay active and not to really get hung up on how long I'm working out.

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!
 

KarieH34

Member
Hi Ladies -

Welp, I survived my work trip....HOORAY throws confetti. So glad that I (hopefully) will not have to travel any more this year. Work travel at my company is always so exhausting due to the jam-packed schedules they usually plan for us. I usually come home completely depleted of all energy and that was before getting pregnant so going on these trips while pregnant have been even worse!

So sorry you have been feeling down Karie. Since this is my first I've definitely had my moments where I've questioned how different life will be after the little one gets here and have honestly felt a little sad when I think of the loss of freedom. I think these thoughts are absolutely normal. It's been particularly hard lately watching friends on social media go on what look like amazing, relaxing vacations. I'm so jealous!!! Now granted I know we can go on a babymoon and what not before the baby gets here, but it just won't be the same as one of our previous vacations where I could drink and basically be carefree. I just keep reminding myself of all the new stuff we will get to do and experience once we have a kid of our own and that some of the best times of our lives are still ahead of us. I know it won't all be rainbows and butterflies, but life rarely is --- with kids or without. Regardless, I'm excited of the adventure that awaits us.

I'm still been focusing on a lot of Cathe workouts. This past week I started revising some of my old KCM DVDs as well. I had forgotten how much Kelly packs into 30 minutes. I'm actually considering signing up for her streaming service just to have more of a selection of workouts when I'm looking for something on the shorter side. It's so funny even hearing me say that because prior to pregnancy I rarely reached for workouts that were 30 minutes or less (unless I was adding them onto another workout). But right now my main focus to just to stay active and not to really get hung up on how long I'm working out.

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!
Glad you had a smooth trip and that you are done traveling for the year.

Yeah social media is tough sometimes for me also. With today being cinco de mayo it’s hard watching all my friends enjoying their margaritas on the beach. Even though I wouldn’t trade my life for anything, I do miss the freedom at times

I subscribed to Coffey for raw for a while. She has some great workouts on there. I didn’t use it enough which is why I cancelled but have been thinking about resubscribing. For $6.99 a month you can’t beat it

I’ve also decided to stop running. As a physical therapist I understand the impact running will have on my pelvic floor muscles as the baby grows. As much as I miss it I know it’s the best decision at this time. Your pelvic floor muscles take a beating even without impact being pregnant.

I’ve been pretty low energy this weekend. I did manage one of Cathe Live workouts yesterday that mixed cardio and weights. Today is a rest day and other then chasing my daughter around, I’m just taking it easy. I’m 4 months pregnant so far. It’s going quickly. I’ve gained 8lbs so far. I gained a total of 40 lbs with my daughter. We will see where I end up this time.

Happy Sunday ladies
 

SarBear

Cathlete
Hi Ladies -

How's everyone doing? I'm officially 14.5 weeks and feeling so much better!!!! So nice to have finally kicked all that terrible nausea. I'm still hanging in there with my workouts. Each week I choose a different Cathe weight workout series to revisit at least for Upper Body (this week was her Gym Styles workouts), for lower body I'll choose whatever is tickling my fancy that particular day. This week I did the LITE lower body pyramid workout for the first time. I did go a little heavier with my weights than Cathe (starting out at 5lb weights for some of the exercises just felt too light for me), but I didn't get too crazy either (definitely not trying to break any personal lifting records right now, lol). Then on the other days of the week I've been filling in with whatever I'm feeling like that day -- some days it'll be a metabolic workout or a bootcamp style. Just depends on how I'm feeling. Been focusing mainly on Cathe workouts and Kelly Coffey workouts for when I'm looking for something shorter. I get bored easily so I love having options!

Now that I'm officially in the second trimester I've decided to cut out traditional ab work (crunches, planks, etc) based on everything I've read about diastasis recti. I'm still trying to determine what to do about push ups. There's so much conflicting information out there--some sites say push ups are safe others say they aren't because of all the downward pressure placed on your abdomen (similar to being in a plank). Push ups were in yesterday's Gym Styles Chest/Triceps workout so I decided to do standing chest press (with lighter weights) in lieu of traditional push ups.

Hope you both are dong well! Today is an exciting day for us....we are doing our gender reveal. My husband really wanted to have a party and I wanted to do something a little more private (know that the work of planning a party would mainly fall onto my shoulders, lol) so we ended up compromising after one of my girlfriends offered to host a small cookout for us. My husband's happy because he technically gets his "party" now and I'm happy because we kept the invite list on the smaller side since we weren't hosting the party at our own house. This all came together in the past week and a half so it hasn't been too bad....plus I've had a girlfriend to share some of the planning work with! The weather here looks amazing (although a little on the hot side) but all in all a perfect day for a cook-out. So excited to find out what we are having and to get to share the excitement with some of our closest friends!
 

KarieH34

Member
SarBear, How exciting for you! I can’t wait to hear what you are having. I’m glad you are feeling better! You have been doing great with your workouts. I was just thinking the other day about revisiting old Cathe weight workouts and focusing on one series per week. There are so many i haven’t done in years!

Ive been doing ok. I’m having some digestive issues. It seems like my digestion has slowed completely which makes me very uncomfortable after every meal. In order to avoid that i have to eat snack size meals which is hard because i am hungry! Very frustrating but what can you do. Workout wise I have been doing a lot of spinning from studio sweat on demand. They have a 2 week Memorial Day challenge which i have been participating in. Spinning seems to be the only workout I can do now. Even Cathe’s low impact cardio isn’t feeling right. I feel as though I need to focus a bit more on weights though. It seems to have taken a back burner and even the Spin Sculpt classes i take on SSOD are more cardio based. I am now 18.5 weeks pregnant so almost half way there. I have to say it is going by faster this time around but I really am not a fan of being pregnant lol.

Hope you all are having a nice weekend!
 

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