WW: Double Lift Weights Faster.

I have felt very heavy today. It seems that Baby Rebel has decided to lay at the bottom of my stomach all day long, giving me the feeling that I’m carrying around a 50-pound stone. To top it off, it’s snowing, heavily, my gym closed early today like they do the day before EVERY holiday, and I can place bets on that no, they won’t open tomorrow after all (they’re typically only open for a few hours on Thanksgiving, and for a $5 donation to the local food pantry, anyone, even non members can work out).

So after turning my kitchen into a complete disaster trying out a new cupcake and frosting recipe for tomorrow, then making dinner… I rolled out my mat and grabbed some kettlebells.

Sure, I could have just sat on the couch, relaxed a little. Enjoyed what I’ve got for power before we lose it (which I really hope we don’t). Snuggled with my dog and read a book or pinned some pins… But I know that moving for at least a half hour was my best option.

My little guy resides primarily on my right side, and right against my back. If you ever see me walking with a severe lean to the left side, and maybe even my right arm up in the air, don’t mind me, I’m just trying to stretch out and release some of the tension (and pain) he’s causing by parking those long legs of his right there. Being still for me during this pregnancy has been severely uncomfortable most times.

Getting moving tonight it was…

On the pretty sure chance that I’m going to lose a complete day this week at the gym, and feeling ambitions, I hit up two of Jen Sinkler’s Lift Weight Faster challenge workouts.

The Oyster

*3 rounds per side, 6 rounds total

One-Armed Clean x 10 each side
Racked Squat x 10 each side
One-Armed Push Press x 10 each side
One-Armed Bent-Over Row x 10 each side

The Swing Dancer

*Complete 3 Rounds of this kettlebell & body weight circuit as quickly as possible.

Bodyweight Star Jumps x 10 reps
Kettlebell Two-Handed Swings x 10 reps
Bodyweight Lateral Lunges x 10 ea side
Kettlebell Two-Handed Swings x 10 reps
Kettlebell One-Armed Rows x 10 ea side
Kettlebell Two-Handed Swings x 10 reps

Now, my total time was probably about 30-minutes for both. Considering I can’t bowl right through the workouts, I’d have to say, that’s pretty dang good. Even given I had to work on my mat around my dog, who always makes himself at home on it the second it gets rolled out.

Give each one a shot, and if you do, post your times for each and what you thought of them!

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Photographer. Writer. Fit mom. Athlete. Trainer/Coach. Nutritionist. Heavy lifter. Yogi. Pit bull mom. Outdoor enthusiast. Food lover. 1st Phorm Legionnaire.

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