December 5, 2010 by heather
It has been absolutely ages since I’ve posted here. Neglected much? Oy. Well, that’s how my entire life has been…my personal blog, my pigsty of a house, my…ahem…exercise routine.
You probably know I’m pregnant. Or maybe not. Hell, I haven’t exactly been around much. But yeah, I’m knocked up. I’m about four months along.
I had this whole plan about how THIS pregnancy would be different than my first. I was going to be running throughout. Lifting weights. Eating perfectly. Not gaining 70 pounds.
HA. Ha ha ha haha hahahaha. HA.
I was right on one count. This pregnancy HAS been different. As in, OHMYLORD. THIS is what morning sickness is like. More like all day sickness. When I was pregnant with my son, I didn’t barf. Not one time (till labor). This pregnancy? Thank goodness for anti-nausea meds, seriously.
Anyhow, I don’t want to make this post all about how miserable I’ve been. I want to talk about the game plan for the REST of the pregnancy.
I don’t know if I’m kidding myself in thinking I can try to throw myself back into an exercise routine. Tiptoe, maybe?
(And can we just stop for a second and acknowledge the fact that I went from being able to throw on my running shoes and pound out a 5K, no problem, to barely being able to run/walk a mile? Sob.)
My endurance? It’s kind of gone. I carry my chillun’s high, and therefore, my lung capacity is that of a…um…well something that has ZERO lung capacity.
Okay, pregnant mind is wandering. Game plan. Yes. Here we go:
- I started using Tracey Mallet’s Fit for Pregnancy DVD. I love it. She has an adorable accent and it makes me want to kill her less for having the most perfect body ever. The workout is a good whole body workout – muscle work, stretching and some gentle cardio.
- I also have a pregnancy yoga dvd. I have yet to use it, but it is in my possession. I have high hopes.
- Walking. I’m hitting the treadmill. I would love to run, I yearn to run, but it makes me all kinds of dizzy. So, walking it is.
Nutrition…well…can we just not talk about it? It’s ugly. I have never been so hungry in my entire life. I crave protein like it’s going out of style. Vegetables just started tasting good again this week. I fell asleep reading a Paula Deen cookbook last night.
I will give myself kudos for not going nuts over McDonald’s sausage biscuits like I did last pregnancy. It was ugly. And uh, gross?
Okay, so that’s me for now. I’m not dead, just cooking up a baby!
This is from THREE WEEKS AGO (13 weeks). You’d think I was 5 months along! Yikes.