Total Body Strength Workout

Yesterday was my last day of work. I was sad to leave the people who I’ve spent the past numerous months with, but I’m ready for summer. I also met with the same couple for another interview to be their nanny. I think it will be a good fit for both of us so I’m hopeful that might work out! I should know in a day or two!

Besides that, my plans for today include laying on the couch, ha. I don’t have crazy things that need to get done, and I think a day to lay low might be good. We shall see!

Let’s take a look back at my workouts last week:

weekly workout schedule

Tuesday: 10 minute walk.

Wednesday: 25 minute stair climber.

Thursday: 30 Minute full Body workout

30 Minute Full Body Workout

I really loved this workout! I need to do it more often!

Friday: 25 minute walk

Saturday: 30 minute walk and the workout below!

Sunday: Rest day

Monday: 15 minute strength circuit thrown together and a 10 minute walk.

So about last week…

I was in some pain last week in my pelvic bone. I thought it was pressure but it was quite painful to walk. I kept things quite low key. I actually gave up both of my classes last week because I wasn’t sure I’d be the best to get up and demonstrate when I was in pain. I am thankfully feeling so much better! I’m definitely happy I kept things low key and didn’t push myself last week!

And now.. for a workout!

Total Body Strength:

This week’s workout is definitely pregnancy friendly. I did it and loved it! I had hoped it was actually a quick one, but it ended up being about 30 minutes and I was sweating by the end. I made it up on Saturday when I was at my parents, knowing I hadn’t done much strength last week, but wanting to feel like I did something. It was perfect!

I know I’ve been having trouble with lunges feeling great the past few weeks so if that’s the case with you, insert more squats. They are great for pregnancy! You can do Left and Right side squats instead of alternating lunges, and sumo squats instead of side lunges!

You will do each set 3 times. So for instance, complete the lower body and upper body segment three times, then rest and move on to the next. You could also complete the entire thing three times total, which is sure to keep your heart rate up! I broke it up into four smaller circuits with one lower body, and two upper body. I can’t wait to use this in my class this week!

Total Body Strength

If you have questions about any exercise, reference my exercise dictionary! If you have questions about anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask! As always, rest when needed, and drink water!

Are you going on any vacations this summer? Where to?

What’s something on your summer bucket list?

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  1. I had issues with pelvic pain during my second pregnancy and it was no joke! If it comes back or becomes problematic, I highly recommend seeing a physical therapist who specializes in pregnancy! I didn’t even know that was a thing until I needed it and she really helped m to be comfortable throughout the rest of my pregnancy (well, as comfortable as one can be! 😉 )!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      That’s a huge help. I have my monthly appt on Friday with the Dr. and will talk to her about that! I wish I knew what caused it or how to really help, but a PT could be really beneficial!

  2. I bet it was bittersweet leaving work, but it is all for a “good” cause, right? ;D And can I say that plie and sumo squats are my fave (especially in goblet position). I have no clue why. Our next vacation will actually be flying to VA to see Alex’s parents briefly (they will be up to see us the weekend before for a family reunion in Wisconsin) and then driving the last of my stuff back home to GA and some QT with my parents. Planes, trains, and automobiles, that’s how we roll!
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      It’s definitely all good 🙂 Wait… did I miss something? Are you moving to GA!?!?!

  3. I’m glad you are feeling better this week. Sounds scary to be in that kind of pain.
    Hope the job works out too 🙂
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Thanks, Julie! I wasn’t too worried about the pain in the sense that the baby was compromised (I did call the dr.) but just hated being so uncomfortable!

  4. Nice workout! Sorry to hear about your pain. Sometimes a low-key week is exactly what’s needed though! Enjoy your lazy day at home cause those are the BEST.
    I pretty much had my main summer vacations in May- St. Thomas and Orlando. I’m not sure if I’ll be going away anywhere the rest of the summer, but if so it’ll be something short.
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    • Fit N Cookies says:

      I loved hearing about your vacations! Sometimes taking them at the beginning of the season is even better than during summer. That way you can really enjoy your summer at home!

  5. Yay for total body workouts. The stair climber is no joke…I can barely last 10 minutes!
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  6. Hi Heather! Summer time and the living is easy! Okay, not so much. I have no summer plans and will be working as usual, so not super excited about it. It’s good you have up your classes and didn’t have to put yourself in a compromising position, and I hope you’re feeling alright now, lady! 🙂
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  7. I just tried that total body strength workout 2 times through this evening to switch up my routine a bit and ohmygoodness. My legs and arms are on fire! It was a good one!

    • Fit N Cookies says:

      Wahoo!! Thanks for letting me know! I did it at the gym again this morning 🙂


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