20 Weeks and a new circuit workout

Technically I’m almost 22 weeks now but here is my 20 week belly:

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I’m so excited to be over half way through with this pregnancy, I don’t have really difficult pregnancies I just hate being pregnant. I’m a big whiner I know!;) I cannot run as hard or fast as I like but I’m grateful to still be running, and I feel the longer I run the easier the comeback will be after.

I have to modify a lot of workout moves, but I’m just happy to still be moving. Here is what we did today:

8 minute warm up jog

Pyramid sprints to 8

Speed ladder Drills

Partner Plank jumps

and lastly a 20 minute circuit with these moves:

Squat to overhead press

Heisman over cones

Push ups

Hammer curls

Jumping lunge through Speed ladder

Reverse lunge with weights

Wall sit

Heal Tap

Plank tap on step

Do each station for 1 minute before moving on to the next move. Repeat one more time. (We only took about a 5 to 10 second break between each move.)

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Here is a fun look back at my growing twin belly. I can’t tell much of a difference when comparing this belly to my twin belly at 20 weeks.

Belly Progression

 

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RZR Riding the last weekend of summer:(

I wasn’t joking when I said we were trying to squeeze in as many fun things as possible! Last Friday, we headed up to the Big Horns, and took our RZR up to do some trail riding. I am not a thrill seeking gal, so a nice little trail ride is right up my alley:
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We stopped along a creek and the kids had a blast playing in their underwear:)
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Yes my son is wearing Diego underwear that he has had since he was 4, haha. My kids are so skinny. I guess I should get rid of those! The kids seriously could have played there all day, so we will definitely be hitting up that spot again before winter comes.
Our ward in our church was up there for a campout, but since the cabins were not available to sleep in I was not tent camping again! Twins+tentcamping=no beuno! So we just went up for the evening, and enjoyed seeing all of our church friends for a while and headed home. That is my kind of camping:)
The next day I got up to do my usual Saturday morning run with this cute girl:
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We ran 7 miles at a decent pace since Tonya is coming off of an injury. I really enjoy running with someone else it makes the time go by so much quicker! Talking the whole time also helps build up my lung capacity.

Do you like to run alone or with a buddy?

How do you do it?

That is probably the question I get asked most about being the mother of twins. It’s a pretty simple answer; You do what you have to do! Don’t get me wrong twins are hard, but what is even more difficult is having two other children to take care of. Cael and Bree sometimes get the shaft because the twins have to come first. We do our best to give love and attention to all our kids, but this is probably going to be the toughest phase, when it comes to raising our children.
I can deal with craziness. I can work hard. I can put my kids first. But I think it’s so important as a mother to not completely lose yourself. Do something for yourself everyday, and that is how I keep my sanity. For me working out is what I need to do for myself. It allows me to clear my head, and get out my frustrations. Sometimes that means taking your kids with you to work out:
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So today I wanted to get a couple of miles in at least, even though I was short on time. The kids needed to get out of the house. So I put all three of the girls in the jogging stroller and we headed to the park. That thing is hard to push! Cael rode his bike and he is such a good helper:) While the kids played I did a few arm moves and then we headed home. I take them with me to workout frequently, and I hope by doing this they see a good example of wanting to stay in shape and be active. It was a win/win for everyone. I’m glad I only had time to run a couple of miles because tomorrow I’ll be running this beauty. Stay tuned!