Stepping up for the rest of this pregnancy

Earlier this week a friend and I were discussing Steptember, which I did last year with a group of mates. This year, knowing that I will be heavily pregnant I didn't want to commit to it again, but I did want to give myself a challenge. I wanted to see, starting immediately, how long I could do 10,000 steps a day for.

My thought was that given my exercise has been a bit hit and miss this pregnancy it would give me the motivation to keep moving. We started yesterday, and smashed it for say 1. We did an hour walk in the morning, and I followed that up by getting out of the office at lunch. Combining that with general movement every hour I finished the day with 13,369 steps.

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I’m officially a beginner yogi (completing the beginner’s yoga course)

This year one of my “52 in 52” goals was to complete the Beginner Essentials course on an iPhone app I downloaded. I’ve spoken in the past about my hip issues, tight from sitting down at work for too long and overdoing it on the exercise front. My theory was that yoga would help me combat that.

It was so effective that my hip pain is completely gone.

Yoga studio ios app

The app that I use is “Yoga Studio“, and from it’s own page it comes pretty highly regarded:

⁃ Recommended by: Mac|Life, 148Apps, iMore, Gizmodo, Fox, MSN, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and many more
⁃ Featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”, “What’s Hot” and the “Get in Shape” Essential App Collection
⁃ Voted runner-up in “Best App Ever” Awards 2013 & 2012 (Fitness category)

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Fitness? What fitness?

I haven't worked out in days. At all. Not even a single push up.

It's not intentional, it's just that I've been distracted by a lot of other things. I'm doing work on a friend's website trying to improve some things for their online store, and also going into my own workplace early trying to prepare for Christmas holidays.

On top of that, I'm super excited to have received a super awesome hammock as an early Christmas present, which got a bit of a test earlier this week. It's divine, and I can see a lot of reading going on there. It's a two person one so I can snuggle up with Mario on it too. The best part is that it has its own stand, so I can use it at home, then pack it up and take it camping with us (but leave the stand at home). I can't wait.

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