I can finally say that time is starting to slow down.. are these last 8 weeks going to take forever?? I need to keep busy and not focus on the december 17th due date!
Pregnancy Fitness update: This past week has been great. I have had good energy over all and really no major complaints! I didn’t get in as many workouts from Friday-Sunday because of all my baby shower errands. I knew that this week was going to be jam packed so I took advantage of not working out for a few days. As far as fitness goes, I don’t feel any different, and I don’t really get too short of breath. I can’t do jumping exercises and I’m super limited on my ab exercises. The ab work that I do is challenging and I have a very short range of motion on every exercise.
Members, clients, family, and friends have made comments/questions about how long I can work for or how long I can continue exercising and teaching classes. The answer is ….as long as the doctor says it’s fine I am going to continue! Exercise keeps me mentally focused and I feel good after any type of workout even if its a walk with the dog. Staying strong through this pregnancy has helped me in so many ways. I have no mental stress, no back pain, no swelling anywhere on my body, & no stretch marks. I have also noticed on days that I exercise I sleep better. When I am not active I have a hard time falling asleep.
This coming week I am teaching 7 classes on top of training.. so I think come Saturday I will want a day off
Here’s what has been going on this past week with BABY G:
THE BABY IS about 18-18.5 inches long, the size of a honeydew melon, Weighing about 4- 4.5 lbs
WEIGHT GAINED: gained close to 1/2lb this past week so I’m up 18 – 18 1/2 lbs
GENDER: It’s a girl!!!
(These aren’t ideal photos of my belly but I had no one to take a picture of me this morning, I will take more tonight!)
TUESDAY taught boot camp
WEDNESDAY Group power class (1 hour strength training)
THURSDAY taught boot camp & senior fitness
FRIDAY 15 minutes of Cardio and walk with cooper
SATURDAY OFF DAY, walk with cooper
SUNDAY OFF DAY, walk with cooper
MONDAY Group Power (1 hour strength training) and taught senior fitness
FOOD AVERSIONS: Not too many this week. Just the usual, plain veggies. Also, mexican food still makes me gag… will I ever like it again?
FOOD CRAVINGS: Did you guys know I like pumpkin?? haha, bring it on. Pumpkin muffins, bread, pumpkin oat bars, pumpkin coffee.. at least it’s all healthy. That’s because I make the food myself. I dont really care for all the processed preservative stuff. My mom made chicken cutlets last week and I loved them, when they ran out I was devastated.
SLEEP: Sleeps been pretty good, I sleep through the night for the most part.. but I am going to bed later then normal.
MATERNITY CLOTHES: I bought my baby shower top at Destination Maternity. It was black lace with a cute ribbon around the top of my baby bump.
STRETCH MARKS: None, yet
DO I MISS ANYTHING: I miss laying on my stomach, rolling out of bed easier, wearing all my cute fall tops from last year, running, having a glass of wine… non of this stuff bothers me but when I think about it I guess I sorta miss it.
MOVEMENT: Movement is an understatement, Baby G is non-stop…. just like her mama haha. Her movements are becoming stronger and they aren’t subtle. I feel her little feet near my ribs a lot. Kinda uncomfortable!
BABY ITEMS PURCHASED: We haven’t purchased anything but we got TONS of gifts at the shower.
WEDDING RINGS ON or OFF: ON
BELLY BUTTON IN or OUT: Looking more flat these days
SYMPTOMS: Not too many symptoms this week. I’d say a little less sleep, peeing a lot more, eating a lot more, and a little more tired!
LABOR SIGNS: NONE, but it is still early
I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Setting up the rest of the nursery with all the new stuff we got from the Baby Shower!!