I'm sitting here in my bed with Amelia. I've got my laptop and she's got Little Einsteins going on the TV. Ed already made my day by bringing me a cup of coffee in bed.
I'm going to go to a Body Sculpt class this morning. I really want to get some cardio in beforehand, but I don't think I'll have time. I really feel like I've finally found my groove with exercise and pregnancy. I've found the right balance of modification and challenge. I'm focusing a lot on my arms and legs. I need those to be strong to support the rest of my pregnancy. Squatting down to pick up Amelia requires much more effort than before.
I had to cave and buy some maternity yoga capris for my workouts. My other ones are cutting me in the gut now and I was really uncomfortable. I have my new ones on now and they feel great! I was boxing up all my running shorts the other day to store for after baby and I was shocked how small they were. And you know the funny thing? I didn't feel bad about it. Instead, my first thought was: "Wow, I can't believe I'm going to be that small again!" That's right, I actually felt genuinely positive about my body after baby! LOL I truly cannot wait to run again. I miss the 6-8 milers where I got into my zone and took in the surroundings. Runny really is addictive once you push through the awkward beginning phase.
I got on the scale yesterday. 163 lbs. Initially the idea of already having gained 23 lbs is discouraging. But then I think about what I weighed when I got pregnant with Amelia: 165 lbs. So I'm still not even at that weight yet! That's encouraging. :)
Okay, off to start my day!
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