Another brand-new week, another chance to work on our exercise and healthy eating habits!
You can find last week's thread here.
DH is on a business trip, so I biked to and from school 4 times today. I also biked to the grocery store and to DD's dance class. All told, about 30 minutes.
I didn't do arm weights at all last week; all my muscles feel achey like I have the flu and I can't imagine lifting weights. I keep forgetting to do Kegels half the time, too. Sigh.
I read about an easy pregnancy ab exercise in another DDC here: you sit in a chair, back straight, and try to pull your navel to your spine. Easy to do and can be done anytime I'm sitting and remember it, like Kegels.
My healthy eating took a slight dip when I confirmed that I am totally non-diabetic this weekend . I think from here on out I'll allow myself the occasional sweet treat, knowing that (a) it's much, much less than it was before I got pregnant, and (b) I'll have to cut it all out again in about 4 months.
I went out and bought some Pregnancy tea thats really good and I am drinking 2 cups a day. I plan on kicking it into gear with RRL tea starting at about week 20.
Exercise had taken a back seat for now, it's just too HOT outside to do anything. I'd love to be able to go for long walks with the kids again but with the heat at 104 and the air quality at "extremely poor" its hard to get out of the house. Hopefully once it cools down we can get back to the park and walk again.
Will work on at least 30min walk each day and the elliptical 3x this week. I am working Tu/Th so thats a lot of on my feet time, too.
I've done a few stomach exercises (thank you, whoever posted the link to the BeFit Mom site in another thread--good stuff there!), and a few Kegels. Lots of biking to school while DH is gone; he's back today, though, so I've only biked to the grocery store.
Tonight we're having tacos, and I have this craving for sauteed mushroom and spinach sandwiches I'm going to indulge tomorrow for lunch. Today I was very, very bad and dragged the whole family to McD (gasp!) for lunch. I never eat burgers there, always salads, but this is my second Quarter Pounder in one week. Please, please let this craving pass!
I didn't work out with my first pregnancy and I regretted it a lot, esp when I felt so good doing it with my second. I would like to step it up a bit with this pregnancy and not just walk but also do some other things.
It is sooooooo hot here. I don't want to go outside at all unless it's early morning or dusk. That makes it hard on dd b/c she's getting bored inside the house. She doesn't want to play with her toys, she just wants to sit and read together, which is great, but it makes me so super tired.
With DS, I continued Martial Arts until the 6th month. I dunno this time, I just have an instinct that I should stop.
I am going to look into prenatal yoga classes or swimming tomorrow.
My membership is a "52 times a year" membership, so it's appealing to think I can catch up on all the weeks I've let it go unused (and thus not have wasted that money) by going twice a week now.
But so far that's where it's stayed. . . an appealing idea. And the gym is a five-minute walk from here . Once m/s has passed, perhaps? Yeah, that's it!
I hope this gets better SOON. It's awful :
Things have been so hard for me this week. We have a nasty stomach bug going on in our house which doesn't help with the already existing terrible nausea that I have. I have no energy to exercise because I haven't been able to eat much at all. Last weekend I went on a good run outside, probably 5 miles or so, but I haven't done any exercise this week (other than brief walks).
I hope this gets better SOON. It's awful :
We're getting Pizza for dinner tonight, and I'm excited to stuff my face with it But I don't feel tooooo bad since I worked out;
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My diet is pretty good but I am all down with it getting better....
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I'd also love to talk diet if anyone else is up for it. The main things I need some help on are snacks. I'm the kind of person who ends up buying the same boring stuff and I would love some new ideas for healthy but yummy snacks- both on the go and "cooking/preparation needed" type snacks.
Today I did a 40 min split- 20 min brisk walking 20 min running. I also did some more weeding in the garden.