Friday, July 18, 2008


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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