Is it too early to feel spring fever? The groundhog did say we are done with winter, and I think this year he was right. With temperatures hitting 60 degrees and the sun peeking out more and more often, we've wasted no time in getting outside as much as possible
I've been gradually moving my morning workouts outside too, which has been amazing. The boost in my daily happiness factor that comes with getting some fresh air in the morning is real. There is actual scientific evidence to this, no lie: www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-scientifically-proven-ways-to-be-incredibly-happy-wed.html. The balance at this time of the year comes with completing my morning workout late enough to take advantage of some daylight, yet early enough so that the munchkin is still asleep. The timing doesn't always line up perfectly, and sometimes I get the added bonus of a morning workout buddy.
Being in month 8 of pregnancy now, I sure don't mind slowing things down during my workouts when Avery joins me. Things are fairly low key and low impact these days, with my only goal being consistent movement for at least 30 minutes straight. Ok, with rest breaks (: I shared a low impact total body workout a few posts back, so I thought I'd continue the trend and share one of my low impact lower body workouts today. All you need is a step and a set of dumbbells for this one. Safe for third trimester, but also great for working the legs out without any bouncing/jumping. Enjoy!
I’m Betty and I live in the beautiful pacific northwest. I'm a mommy. Vegetarian. Wife to a meatatarian. Pediatric physical therapist. Outdoor enthusiast. Enjoyer of fitness/healthy living. Even bigger enjoyer wine and chocolate lava cake. And hoping to find some balance between it all.