Hallelujah and hello Friday!!! I shared some amazing news yesterday on the blog regarding my pregnancy and the baby. If you missed it, you should at least click over and watch the video of my ultrasound. I’ve had a crazy couple of weeks and I’m so happy that I’ve made it to another weekend. I couldn’t be happier for this weekend too, not because I have any special plans, just because I’m finally starting to feel healthy again and I think I’ve finally kicked this stupid cold to the curb. I’ve been sick for TWO WEEKS!!! So I think I deserve a break. Not to mention, I really want to get back to my fitness routine. I have been missing the endorphins and the sweat sessions, which is kind of ironic because this week’s #FridayFive is focused around Fitness Snapshots. Since I haven’t been feeling too spectacular lately, I’ve been slacking big time on the fitness, not to mention the snapshots pertaining to fitness. However, I was able to get a few workouts in over the past few weeks when I was feeling a little better. So those pictures will have to suffice for this post. If you follow me on instagram, you might recognize some of these pictures. Don’t forget to link up with Mar, Courtney and Cynthia for the Friday Five Linkup. Make sure to tell them I sent ya. =) Since the weather has been on the hot & humid side, and since I’ve been a little pregnant these days, I’ve been doing a lot more yoga and less running. In fact, I’m only running once a week, if that. Yesterday was the first day that I actually got out of the house in over two weeks and I did a little run/walk with my daughter in the stroller. I ended up pretty darn sunburned out of the deal too! But I will admit that I enjoyed getting back out there after so many days off. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to snap a selfie, but I did take this wonderful shot of the beach path where we came to play afterwards. I used the Nike Plus Running app on my cell phone to track my mileage and customize the photo.
Here’s a few pics from my prenatal practice.
This is my attempt at Dancer Pose in my parent’s living room during Rosalyn’s nap time. I have a yogaglo.com membership and I stream all my yoga classes from their website right to my laptop or iPad. They even have an app so you can download and queue up particular classes. I highly recommend using their 15-day trial to see if you’d like them as much as I do.
I love this pose because it helps me develop my concentration and balance. It tones and stretches the leg and hip muscles and specifically stretches the hip flexors.
Poolside yoga is always fun and relaxing.
This pose is called Sukhasana or Easy or Pleasant Pose and is used during mediation and rest periods. It opens the hips and lengthens the spine.
This particular morning, I managed to sneak in a quick meditation and sunrise yoga session before my toddler woke up and the heat settled in to the pool deck pavers.
This is one of my all time favorite poses. I especially love it right now because I can embrace the belly as I stretch out my hips and open up my chest and shoulders. Pregnancy has a tendency to make women slouch and hunch their shoulders. This pose helps me shake some of that out.
This is from one of the last days that I actually felt good enough to run. It was taken the week after we sold our house and moved to the beach. I will admit that I felt absolutely unstoppable that day. I had 3-4 different people yelling encouraging things to me as I ran past them. I love to hear the “Go Mama, Go!” and “Looking Good Mama” comments when I’m out there.
There’s just something about pregnant women running that inspires people, and I want to keep doing that as long as I can.
I did want to point out that I like to use a couple specific photo apps for editing and posting my fitness snapshots.
I really like Instagram, FitSnap, Nike Plus Running, and I use Rhonna Designs to make ’em look pretty.
That’s about all the snapshots I have for now. Follow me on Instagram for more pictures and fitness inspiration.
Do you take fitness “selfies”? If not, what style of fitness snapshots do you take?
Are there any specific photo apps that you like to use for your fitness snapshots?