Happy Hump Day! I hope you are having a great week so far. I had a doctors appointment this morning, and she said little miss could arrive anytime. It's funny because with each day that passes that she doesn't arrive, I feel like her arrival is getting further and further away. Last weekend, I was sure she was coming early so any little thing made me think it could be a sign of labor, and now I feel like she is probably never going to come. I really need to work on being a more patient person, but I'm just not.
Anyway, since everyone says that walking can encourage labor, that is exactly what I've been doing. I ended up walking 9 miles yesterday. It was broken up into 3 different walks, but totaled about 9 miles all together...... still nothing..... hahaha.
Since it's pretty hot and humid outside, I've been doing a lot of walking on my treadmill. Let's be honest, walking on the treadmill can get boring quickly. Sure, TV and magazines help, but sometimes I still need to spice things up. On Monday, I decided to break up my treadmill time with some strength work. It makes the whole workout go by faster, and just as my hips start to whine about being on the treadmill, it's time for a strength training break. Here's what Monday's workout looked like.
For my fellow soon to be mommies, you can increase the intensity of your walking by adding a nice incline. If you are running, keep your speed at a nice clip. You want to be pretty winded by the end of your cardio interval rather you are power walking or running.
To perform tricep press backs with the tubing, I looped the tubing around the treadmill. Stand up tall facing the treadmill with arms out in front of you holding onto the tubing. Pull arms stragit back by your sides keeping your arms straight and wrists in a neutral position and then slowly release them back to the starting position. Think about engaging your lats and triceps throughout the entire movement. This is one of my favorite moves to tone the back of the arms and lats!
Let me know if you give this workout a try!
As I am sitting here writing this post, it is absolutely pouring outside but completely sunny at the same time. I tried to take a picture, but it's kind of hard to make out the rain. The rain coming down through all of the sunshine is gorgeous!
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your hump day!
What is your favorite way to spice up your treadmill workouts?
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