Monday, November 7, 2011

Indoor classes starting this week

The weather has been unusually warm in the afternoons for November, but it is particularly chilly when the sun goes down and now that the time has changed it is dark and cold by 5:30pm when class begins. Since the elements are against us for continuing to workout outdoors the classes will be moved inside this week. Starting with Wednesday's class (Nov 9th) we will be holding classes at Fitness FX (6330 Quinpool Rd).

Don't forget that the first time you attend a Julie Mac Fitness class, it's only $5 to try it out!  Email me at to let me know when you will be joining us.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

3 Months Left!

From what I've read, it is normal to be extremely tired during your first trimester of pregnancy, then you get your energy back for the second trimester, followed by more tiredness throughout your third. Tomorrow I will begin my third trimester and I'm hoping that will be my chance for some renewed energy! :)

I have been continuing to workout twice a week with my trainer as well as my 3 kettlebell workouts per week. I just have more rest time and naps in between to compensate. Overall though I'm feeling great! I'm actually feeling like I'm pretty lucky as I by passed the morning sickness stage all together and I haven't had any major issues so far (knock on wood).

The biggest change to my kettlebell workouts has been using a lighter bell. I've moved down from using a 45lb bell for swings and 35lb bell for overhead to using a 25lb bell for pretty much everything. I don't get quite the burn that I'm used to with the lower weight but it's easier to keep my heart rate at a reasonable level and I think my little girl appreciates me not pushing my limits. I'm hoping that pacing myself will help me stay healthy and continue with my workouts until close to the end of my pregnancy.