Technically I’m almost 22 weeks now but here is my 20 week belly:
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
Jumping lunge through Speed ladder
Reverse lunge with weights
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.)
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.
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:
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!