Spring is in the air. Well, I hope it is for you at least. Here in Omaha, we are still waiting on warmer temps.
At least my shoes have a spring feel to them!
The Reebok Sublite Train 1.0’s are just the fix for cold days.
Even Cooper’s impressed. Doesn’t he look impressed to you?
Obviously, I was immediately drawn to the color and design of these shoes. Definitely the brightest pair of shoes I own, and I thought my Screams were loud! But, shoes have to be more than looks if you plan to workout in them.
The SubLite’s are a lightweight, cross training shoe with the following features:
A shoe with the lightweight feel and agility you need for training without sacrificing the durability and cushioning.
- Litefuse upper construction offers lightweight structural support that won’t way you down
- Medial support harness keeps your foot centered for stability
- 3D SubLite foam midsole for lightweight cushioning that is responsive and durable
- Raised dual density heel counter for the added stability you need for lateral workout movements
- Carbon rubber strategically placed on high wear areas of outsole
I wear different shoes for running than I do for my classes, strength training and CrossFit workouts. To date, I have preferred the flexibility and lightweight feel of the RealFlex Fusion’s and Nano’s for most of most of these activities.
The SubLite’s serve the same purpose, allowing for lateral movements typically not found in running in addition to cushioning without added weight.
I liked the support they provided during my circuit class that involves strength-based moves in addition to plyometrics, for a HIIT style of class. I’ll keep them in my training rotation!
Last week, I mentioned I was reading The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy. Have you read it?
For the most part, I find it entertaining. The author shares the good, bad, and mostly ugly of being pregnant. I can relate to some of points of the book, but one chapter, set me off. Chapter 8: Exercise & Pregnancy.
“If you want to do something well, give it as much attention as you possibly can.” – quote from author.
Basically, she is telling her readers that she personally, doesn’t think you should exercise during pregnancy. Just focus on being pregnant. She openly admits that it’s her opinion and she’s not anti-exercise…just during pregnancy.
If you have been reading my blog for the past few months, you know I’m in STRONG disagreement.
I’m not a doctor. But, neither is the author. Pregnancy is not an excuse to stop exercising. Obviously, I’m stating this from a healthy-pregnancy standpoint. If one is high-risk, ordered to bed rest, or in pain, then listen to your doctor! But, if all systems are go….then go!
Here are a few of the reasons she lists for NOT exercising:
1. You will be too tired.
2. You won’t look like yourself in the gym mirrors.
3. You will get fat anyway.
4. Exercise will not help you in labor or delivery anyway.
5. You might endanger the pregnancy.
6. It’s 9 months up and 9 months down in the weight gain department.
Yes, a handful of these reasons are inevitably true. I’m more fatigued now but I certainly feel energized after exercising. I don’t look like “me” anymore – duh. And, yes, I’m getting “fat” because I’m growing a freaking human being! I have repeatedly been told by many mothers and even some L & D nurses to keep exercising as long as I can because it does indeed appear to help with labor and delivery. No one wishes no. 5 on her worst enemy. And, no. 6 is likely more true than false. But, at least I’m making a case for getting back to “me” sooner by moving now. Okay, end rant.
1. Is it Spring where you live? Humor me.
2. What do you think of exercise and pregnancy? Do you agree or disagree with the author?
FitFluential LLC. compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.