What a week. My sadness is letting things go as my body changes in pregnancy. I am now 26 weeks so I have about three months to go before baby gets here. The latest thing I have to let go is jogging/running per my midwife’s request. I am learning this is not such a bad idea. I have met many moms who ran later into their pregnancy and have told me they think that this is what led to stretch marks, ligament issues, bladder issues, etc.
Here is the video of what was supposed to be my last running foray, and as you will see it did not happen. However that is o.k.
From now on the more intense cardio workouts will be in the pool. I told a friend I swam laps with last summer I am concentrating more on the pool and she wants to be my workout partner again. She is the one I did the Muddy Buddy with and was apparently intimidated to keep swimming with me. She says now it may be easier to keep up with me since I am knocked up, LOL! Also her knees have been hurting her and she needs to stop running herself or at least find a better way to cross-train. So to the pool with both of us!
Food has been decent. I have been 7/7 with the fruits and veggies this week. And I am torn on this, but I have not been eating 100% clean. I have been eating moderately. I am still at 179 this week so have not gained weight, but I even indulged in a sundae with my husband on Saturday. We have not split a sundae in public since we were courting over four years ago. There was no way I could not enjoy that.
My issue is that I want to take advantage of my reduced food allergies now, but I need to be conscientious about what I eat. Moderation is working for me but I am constantly aware about trying to maintain some sort of balance.
I also organized a HUGE middle shelf in the fridge to display fresh veggies and we have been eating more produce. The little tricks help!
Oh yeah and two clothing things. First, my bewbies swelled from a 36B to 36D by around 7 weeks pregnancy so I bought some new bras then. I thought I would be in a 38D or more by now because the bras were snug then. My snuggest bra fits much better around my rib cage now! Woohoo!!! I have gotten smaller in some areas in the last 19 weeks. Second, hubby took me to a lingerie boutique yesterday and the sales lady brought out a comfy 2-pc lounge set for my pregnant body. Hubby was about to smack her and proceeded to shop for cute nighties. He really does wonders for my self-esteem and body acceptance.
See everyone tonight as we celebrate Lisa and Katie who dropped a combined 45+ pounds during the third Mamavation campaign. There will also be talk/pointers about applying for the next campaign.