The Fit Skool

by Kelly

35 Weeks!


Hitting the 35 week mark is making it feel like there’s really not that much time left! I have 35 days until the baby potentially arrives…. give or take a few if she comes early or late. Either way I want a healthy baby so she can come when she’s ready. Just please don’t come on xmas haha.

Pregnancy fitness update: My strength workouts this past week were 2 group power classes, which seems to be plenty. During the class I am modifying the abs-track by coaching through some of the sit-ups that are completely flat on the step. I chose lighter weights last week which seemed to help and I wasn’t sore at all this week. For cardio, I did some biking and elliptical (very light intensity) and on the Friday-Sunday were walks outside! I have a feeling walking will be my go to cardio pretty soon.

My doctor’s appointment this morning went well. Baby is doing great and measuring right on track. The doctor did ask me to slow down for the next 10 days… what does slowing down mean? I guess less exercise for me. Which means finding a sub for my group power class next week :( She said once I hit 37 weeks I can do whatever…

Here is what Baby G has been up to this past week!!


THE BABY IS about 19.5 inches long, the size of a honey dew melon Weighing about 5.5 lbs

WEIGHT GAINED:  gained 1lb this past week, total up 21 lbs

35 weeks pregnant

GENDER: It’s a girl!!!


TUESDAY Taught boot camp

WEDNESDAY  1 hour group power class (strength training)

THURSDAY taught boot camp and taught senior fitness

FRIDAY  20 minutes light cardio elliptical, walk with Cooper at Bruce Park

SATURDAY cardio walk outside 25 mins

SUNDAY cardio walk outside 30 mins

MONDAY  Group Power (1 hour strength training) and taught senior fitness

FOOD AVERSIONS: Spinach again!! I feel like I am back in my 1st trimester. Some vegetables are just grossing me out. I am focusing on eating the ones that are appealing and avoiding the ones that aren’t right now.

FOOD CRAVINGS: As usual fruit, but I like carbs too. Whole grain bread, homemade pumpkin oat-cookies, salty snacks like thin-triscuits with sea salt (only 3 ingredients), I also still love breakfast (eggs & Toast) I will eat it any time of day if you want to make it for me.

SLEEP: believe it or not last night slept through the night and I am still comfortable sleeping. Every other night this past week I get up once to pee. NOT BAD!!

MATERNITY CLOTHES: Nothing new. I only plan on getting a holiday outfit for thanksgiving and hopefully wearing what I have up until the end. My mom also gave me a couple of winter coats she had.. and they fit!! 


Baby Bump Picture post workout this morning

Baby Bump Picture post group power workout

DO I MISS ANYTHING:  I really missed laying on my stomach this weekend, it is getting annoying laying on my side all the time. I also miss getting up easier. When I am laying down on the couch, floor or bed I actually have to think about getting up where as before I would just pop right up.

MOVEMENT: Baby G’s movements are strong and her kicks to my ribs are a little more alarming. I literally jump when she kicks me. She hiccups usually 2x per day. Once in the morning and once at night and they last for a minute each time. It’s nuts!

BABY ITEMS PURCHASED:  I purchased a cute animal print onesie, some baby headbands, a xmas ornament for the baby, and we got a lovely bag of goodies from one of my co-workers.  She made us a baby blanket, bought us some cute onesies, and an adorable osh-kosh overalls outfit!!


BELLY BUTTON IN or OUT:  FLAT…. seems like it once to come out but I don’t think I am ready for it.

SYMPTOMS: Friday and Saturday in the middle of the night around 330-4am I woke up to some stomach cramping. It was hard to fall back asleep and kept me up for a good hour. I’m assuming they are false contractions. Part of the preparation for the delivery. Yesterday I had a couple of pretty intense contractions while we were shopping at the grocery store. They got sharper as I walked and calmed down when I took a seat. So.. Yesterday afternoon was spent relaxing!!

LABOR SIGNS: some contractions, but they aren’t frequent enough to be labor!! Plus it’s too early, we need to keep her in there for 2 more weeks.

I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: Getting our bookshelves on the wall. Yesterday marc hung our curtain rod and we put the pink ruffle curtains up.. very cute! Everything in the baby’s room is coming together!

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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