I wanted to re-kindle this thread and see how everyone is doing, and provide some words of encouragement! I imagine by now most of us are starting to feel better- more energy, less sick, and it helps that the weather is nicer! I know a lot of us are super busy with work- whether inside the home or outside, and of course, other children, and squeezing in exercise is always challenging.
How is everyone doing? Are you feeling more energized and motivated to exercise? Have you added any new activities (walking, dancing, swimming, biking, yoga/videos etc)? For those who are keeping active, awesome job and keep it up! For those who are not as active as they would like to be, today is always a new day. When I lived in NYC I had the best dentist ever. (Wow, I would almost drive back down to Boston just to have him clean my teeth). He was Indian, and he'd hum Bollywood tunes while cleaning and always tell me the love story being sung. Anyway, I was flossing a few times a week, which is better than nothing, and he told me, "from where you see the sunrise, start your day from there."
I love that quote, and especially when pregnant, I think it is such a positive message about caring for ourselves- we do the best we can, and we always have new opportunities to do things different!
AFM, I'm feeling great, physically. I'm still running, but much slower. I think part of it is that maybe I am slower, and part of it is that I'm not as fit after the winter, and part of it is that I have no desire to push myself, and I'm really enjoying running slow. I do feel more awkward and less graceful though, and I can tell my balance has shifted. I'm MUCH more aware of not straining or pulling things- and really watch my footing, especially if I'm running off of a curb, or over uneven ground. I've also gotten a little better at stretching, but should be doing more of that. Running is still really comfortable and really enjoyable, and I like just running slow and enjoying it. The only annoying thing is that inevitably, 10 minutes after I start running, no matter how many time I pee before I leave the house, I have to pee again. We have a park with trails, but no bathrooms, so the trees and bushes have seen a whole lot of action lately.
Today I'm going to go to Marshalls after work and get a new pair of running shorts and a top. My old still fit- yay for elastic waists- but they ride up more and *sigh* now my thighs chafe. And my shirts are all too short, and getting tight, but not in a cute pregnant kind of way. Normally, I really am looking pregnant. In my running clothes though, I just look like I'm heavy with a belly. So I'm excited to get an outfit that is a little more flattering and makes me feel more confident. Maybe this sounds really shallow, but yeah, I want to look cute and pregnant when I run too!