Confessions and Weekly Recap
*I am so pale. SO. PALE. Seriously, you’d think it was winter and I was stuck inside due to a month long snow storm. It’s bad. I notice it the most in Body Pump when I’m wearing shorts and a tank. I’m trying to actually look like a Floridian and laying out when I can. I love reading while laying out. Currently reading Orphan Train and I’m digging it. Like my Kara Goucher bookmark?
*I had a comparison moment. A lady in Body Pump who’s also pregnant has the same size bump as me and she’s 7 weeks ahead of me. AND it’s her third kid. I know there’s still extra fluid in there from my OHSS, but I don’t want to be huge already! I’m only a little over halfway there!
*I keep complaining about not having pants to wear to work. I’ve been wearing dresses everyday and while that’s great, especially in the heat of summer, A) it’s freezing in our building, B) it cuts my wardrobe in half and C) pants are more professional than any of my dresses I can fit into now. That being said, I came home the other day to this on my doorstep. My mom had had enough and bought me some good maternity work slacks (does that make me sound old?) from LOFT and they fit PERFECT! Thanks, Mom. Love you <3
*I had a REALLY emotional Riley night. Like sobbing. It was the weekend, I had been thinking about her a lot that day and Todd wasn’t home and I looked across the couch and my right hand girl wasn’t there. It just put me over the edge. Call it hormones (and I’m already a super emotional person), but I was just missing her so much. My heart hurt. Sent this pic to Todd/mom/sis and they knew exactly what it meant.
*I ate a whole Hershey Bar while dipping it in PB right out of the container. Yaaaa…. I’m not only an emotional person, I’m an emotional eater. So this happened after my Riley episode. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious, just totally uncalled for and excessive. Baby doesn’t need that much sugar at night.
*I had some running pain. Two weeks ago, I’d get a pain under my belly for the first 15 seconds of running. It went away after that and I was fine during my run and after. Well, after last weeks 6 miles outside, I was sore in that area the rest of the day. I called my doc and after several questions, he reassured me that everything was fine, it was more muscular and that I just needed a break. So this week I’ve been Ellipticalling. <- ya, made that up. It’s not the same as running, but if it can keep me on the path to running longer into my pregnancy, it’s a welcome friend 🙂
Tuesday: Body Pump
Wednesday: 1 hr Elliptical
Thursday: Body Pump w/ 1.75 mile walking warm up
Friday: 6 miles @ 9:20 pace on treadmill
Saturday: Body Pump w/ 1 mile walking warm up
I decided to try a walking start to my running to avoid the 15 seconds of “pain.” I started walking slowly and then picked up the pace over a quarter of a mile so that it naturally turned into a run and that helped SO MUCH! I’m going to try the same thing again this week and hopefully it’ll keep me running long into my pregnancy!!!