Thanks for starting this. I was just about to start an exercise thread. I have gained 5 lbs (of probably pure egg mcmuffins) already and I am only at 4.5 weeks. This pregnancy is already reminding me of my first pregnancy with the early hunger, and low early belly. I was too sick with #1 and ate like crap and did absolutely 0 moving. I think it def. contributed to my bad out come of that birth and did mind mental state no good AT ALL! I felt better with #2 but was pregnant most of winter and since we live in rural MN I did not exercise much. I did exercise a good amount after DD was born since we had a jogging stroller and I felt fluffy after 2 back to back pregnancies but haven't done much lately. Anyway, I joined a water aerobics class today that starts Jan 2. I am super excited! I have rheumatoid arthritis in my knees and they get really full of fluid and have to be drained and get cortisone shots and I am sure pregnancy weight does nothing to help them. Also, since I am UPing I have been taking my own BP and pulse at home. My RESTING pulse is around 100....that is really high for me! My FIL resting heart rate is like 40-50, and he is 51!! That's when I knew it was time to do something. I am 25 but I def. don't feel like a spring chicken anymore. I would love to do some sort of yoga but we have limited indoor space at home so I don't think it would be the best choice for me. I have a kettle bell video I did postpartum but with bad knees there are very few moves I can actually do. I have been loosely following the blood type diet which, for me, means more grains, more small meals, less protein, and I think high quality, longer, less quantity workouts. This works well for me except that DD and DH eat the opposite and are very active all day so it is sometimes hard to balance meal time, especially supper. Supper is usually when I get my protein in and then I snack on more grains and carb and vegetarian style meals during the day. I have def. been craving more red meat lately, though. Poultry, and eggs - when I have to cook them, gross me out. Something about the seeing the runny egg whites. Bleh! Just thinking about it makes me gag. Lastnite, on the way to get pizza () I got an eggnog taste in my mouth and the thought of drinking eggnog was making me gag, too.
Well, I'm hungry again. Time for breakfast #2/early lunch#1... haha...left over pizza!