Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WorkIt: Oh my?

Workout: 25 min weights + 30 min walk

So maybe this week was not a good choice to "revamp" my work-out schedule. RC had some work deadlines and those are always fun at the house!

Plus, I need my sleep!

The no-sugar days are making me feel more clean, very weird. Here's my mid-week "sugar-fix"!

The Hint drink was all water and no sugar, and pretty good.

So...I've been toying with the idea of changing my schedule to fit in some more exercise time. My Dad always told me to make a list of pros and cons when I can't seem to make up my mind. So here it is:

Current Sched: M-F 7:30 - 3:45, 1 day free for lunch
  • hello, no traffic both ways
  • more time with the BB
  • workout at home 
  • I can't manage to wake up at 5 am to work out so I'm limited to 30 min + walking during the day
  • stuck in a workout rut at home (yoga/weights)
  • feel like I'm not doing enough
Option A: M-F 7:30 - 4:30, lunch in the AM to swim or lunch/PM to do weights

  • I get to not feel bad about sleeping in til the ripe hour of 5:45ish
  • get to do cardio/yoga at home for 20-30 min
  • get to add swimming 2xweek and access to a REAL weight room 2xweek
  • more traffic on the way home
  • parking is horrendous on campus
  • hurried dinner making with a toddler when I get home
  • less time with BB :(
  • pay for gym membership and get good use of it
Option B: M-F 7:30 - 4:15, 2 "lunches" that I could use for swimming

  • I get to add swimming back into my life 2x a week
  • continue to do weights/yoga at home for 20-30 min
  • traffic not too bad or not much of an impact
  • only have to deal with parking the days I swim
  • hurried dinner making with a toddler when I get home
  • less time with BB :( - but not so much
  • pay for gym membership and really only use swimming

So there are my options, laid out nicely with their pros and cons.

Then I read articles like this, that basically say you don't really need that much exercise to loose/maintain weight. Now, as noted, I'm by no means trying to loose weight. In fact, I'm doing pretty good on the baby weight gain train (all aboard) and am feeling really healthy about it.

After reading that article though, it made me think that maybe what I'm doing right now is enough to stay fit during my pregnancy. Which makes me lean towards Option 2, because swimming helped me so so much during my last pregnancy. But then I feel like I'm wasting the gym membership by only going twice a week.


What to do, what to do. I will make a decision soon!

ADios :)