Everyone who knows me knows I like a good party, and just because I am pregnant hasn’t stopped me having the odd night out.
My husband and I met in Minstry Of Sound so it is inevitable that we would still make that our place to go for a night out.
When a good DJ has been one the line up I have made sure I have got a few naps in during the day and had a relaxing day to prepare for a late night.
Some might be raising an eye at clubbing pregnant but if you think about it, now there is a smoking ban it’s not all that bad and although I don’t stay till the wee hours like before a few hours of good music is enough for me before I head home to bed.
Arriving at Clapham the queues were huge easily an hour or more! With a big bump and an urgency to use a toilet I approached the security. On seeing my bump they allowed me to by-pass the queue…phew!
Inside the enclosure the rain had turned the common into a mud slide. I was going to have to hold on to Adrian and tread carefully!
Some people enjoyed the mud making the most of the day!
I can’t deny my feet were sore but I was determined to see the day out as Above & Beyond were on last.
We found a good spot at the Group Therapy tent where it wasn’t too muddy or crowded. Adrian and friends made sure that everyone gave me plenty of space around me and when people noticed the bump they all wanted to say congratulations, well done and give the bump good luck rub. Many asking if the baby was moving to the music.
I have to admit that Snoopy slept most of the day but at times cut a few good shapes, letting me know he/she was happy.
Sore feet aside the day was awesome, it was lovely to spend the day with Adrian enjoying the music together and the atmosphere. We both know that soon this will all change , which made it important to spend this last party together.
And now for the final act at the Group Therapy tent, my favorite Above & Beyond.
They opened with some classic tunes and made the tent rock. A lady standing near to us was there with her 15 yr old Grandson who she was looking out for and although she wasn’t there for the music I think she enjoyed the great atmosphere and the show that A & B put on.
They closed with one of my fave tracks On a Good Day. I sang along with every word and jumped and moved to the beat.
I had made it to the end of the day, tired but very happy I had done it!
Who know’s if I will make it next year…………?????????????
We left just as Underworld -the main stage headliner were playing out to Born Slippy. What a good track to head home to, we stopped for one more boogie before leaving.
I got home with sore feet but one big smile on my face!!!!
Woooow a few days away from training and I am slower the ever. Another sign that the end is nigh I think.
I have just under 2 weeks left of work till I put my feet up till the baby is born. I am in two minds of looking forward to this but also not as my mind wants to keep going but my body is saying take it easy.
I have probably fought these urges for as long as I can as today I am sure if anyone watched me train would have thought I was working in slow motion.
Either way I am proud I have kept it up for so long. Who cares how slow I am at this point at least I am still trying!!
Fridays are always the best part of the week. Everyone is happy that it’s nearly the weekend and it’s even better when the weather is nice too.
Following the strength program today I was due to work on my Overhead squat…. the day just got better for me!
I gotta say though that looking at the board and seeing the rep range though did make me think eek!
3 sets of 10 was on the table…………..I told myself variation is good for the soul.
I know my 1 rep max is 60Kg but I was unsure of a 10 rep max. This is how I broke down the warm up sets.
First I did a practise with just the 20Kg bar. No problem.
It’s all about setting yourself up correctly and getting the most stability out of your body. I may not be able to brace like I use to in my mid section but I sure as hell make my shoulders and back do a lot of work.
My next set I loaded the bar with 30Kg. 10 reps is a challenge, anyone who thinks otherwise needs to give it a go.
I wanted to make one more add to the bar taking it to 35Kg, now pre-pregnancy I may have been able to do 37-40Kg but because of the instability an overhead create and for the benefit of the others around me watching through fingers I decided to air on the side of caution.
I did 3 working sets at 35Kg.
To finish up a short met con was on the board, it went like this…………
Sumo deadlift high pull
I used 20Kg for this workout. The prescribed weight was anything between 20 and 25Kg for girls.
I got this done in a little under 7 minutes.
The Sumo’s may have been fine but going from that to Thrusters was yuk!!
It’s a question I have been asked a few times…does the pregnancy make you stronger? Does is make you faster?
I have mulled this over in my mind a lot over the last few weeks and I think I have an answer.
No it doesn’t make me stronger but it does mean I am more in tune with my body and have found that all the changes to my body have meant I have become more efficient at using my body.
To explain that a bit further.
My mid-section has quite obviously changed beyond recognition I don’t have the same mid-line stability as I did before, which is when I have to start making the way I brace really count. I need to make sure that I can call on the rest of my body and ask it to work that bit harder to make sure I am safe.
As for the pregnancy making me faster..well some days I am on form and others I am sluggish and tired. I am jsut really glad I can keep up some kind of routine.