No Excuses: Trish Warren’s Baby Weighted Workouts

Hardbody Mom, Trish Warren checks in with an update on her Fitness International preparation at the half-way mark. Trish has an active 11 month old daughter, Faith, that keeps her busy along with running a business, being a wife and preparing for her return to the stage. The Texas Fitness Star also shares some fun photos of how she includes her daughter in her workouts. Check out Trish’s Hardbody Road to The Arnold.


Trish Warren – 2013 Fitness International Contender

The half-way mark is here! With only 6 weeks to go, I am feeling good about my progression to date. I am a little nervous to see where I end up placing after sitting last year out. I am fully aware of my competition, and I know that I have to bring my “A” game to keep up with their awesomeness! This is a challenge that I have accepted, and am working way harder than normal to be fully prepared. I take every second of my training seriously and have really thought outside the box as far as routine to bring a unique performance that fits my personality. I am working with my good friends Audrey Steinle and Amanda Morris to help me step out of my comfort zone and try something new. I am also working with Sheilahe Brown who helps me take what Audrey, Amanda and I have come up with to a whole new level. Let’s just say we make the steps, and Sheilahe puts the pep in the steps! I am also a little, scared of Sheilahe who brings her beating stick to every practice! I don’t dare tell her I can’t do something! I know my body doesn’t move like hers, but I sure try to make it look like it does LOL!

 friendsTrish & her friends working out together.

Now that I feel like my routine is shaping up to be the best one I have done, I can focus more on refining my physique. My training is definitely different than in the past. I have decided to bring Faith (my daughter) along with me to the gym. I love the aspect that Faith gets to enjoy her training time too! She get’s so excited when we pull up to the gym. Instead of picking up a 20lb dumbbell to do ball squats or walking lunges, I just pick up Faith! I know most women would have a hard time getting in a good workout with their baby hanging around, but I am lucky that Faith enjoys our training time and makes herself part of the group. Let’s face it, when you are a mom, wife, business owner, and getting ready to compete, sometimes I have to improvise and train at home utilizing Faith as my weight, all the while keeping her entertained. I have learned to become very creative when it comes to training and keeping a curious baby content.

My husband, Branch and I have both learned that a happy baby is a happy home.

Fun workout photos with Trish & Faith.

Now that I have somewhat of a normal routine, and training schedule, I have to figure out a time to fit in my cardio. This has not been an easy thing to do with a very active 11 month old! I have had to resort to late night cardio sessions. I am not thrilled about this but have no other options. Faith usually goes to sleep between 8:30 and 9:00pm, and then I mosey into the garage to finish out my day. If we put her to bed any earlier she will be up at 4:00am, and I am not a morning person! I like to use my cardio time to peruse through my routine sessions and envision how I can make it better!

I end my day with a hot soaking Epson bath, prayer time, and a good night of sleep! I am very thankful for the many blessings the good Lord has given me!

Until Next Time… Love Life and God Bless,

Trish Warren

Check out Trish’s contest photos and competition history. Follow her on twitter @trishwarren and on facebook. For more information on the Arnold Sports Festival visit and use #ASF2013 in all your tweets.

Photos courtesy of Trish Warren for HardbodyNews.

Disclaimer: Reader discretion advised, please consult your physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.