Friday, December 14, 2012
I have worked a lot this week. We are short staffed & they are paying good money for overtime, so I am working extra this weekend, too.
Since I have been working so much & my job is very active (I hardly get to sit), I have done minimal cardio this week. I need to get a pedometer so that I can track all of that movement and see how much it really is. Wednesday we took a 30 min walk and looked at the neighborhood Christmas lights. We have lots of hills, so it was a good workout!
As far as ST, I worked arms & abs for 15 min on Wednesday, then I worked arms & legs for 15 min today.
I have done REALLY well nutritionally this week; however, I am not very hungry and so I am hoping that I am getting in enough calories to support my pregnancy. I am eating a very nutrient dense diet & taking coconut oil, fermented cod liver oil, raw prenatal vitamins, and folate, so surely that adds up to the right amounts!
Time for bed so I can get up and go to work again! Have a great weekend, Sparkers!
Monday, December 10, 2012
TOM is late. I was sure I had a cyst again like I had earlier this year when I had no period for 5 months, but my SIL convinced me to take a test anyway. Apparently not a cyst!
I spent yesterday in shock. I mean, we weren't trying, but we weren't not trying either... I just wasn't mentally prepared!
We told our parents yesterday, but we are waiting to tell the rest of the family & friends right now since I am only 5 weeks or so. Not sure when we will share the big news yet. Hubby is more excited than I am right now. I am happy, but very much in shock! I just kept staring at that little stick like it had grown horns!
I guess this is a game changer for my Spark plans!
So, my QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU FIT MAMAS IS:
- How did your fitness routine change when you found out you were pregnant? Did you continue HIIT & listen to your body or did you dump HIIT all together for the time? What about ST?
I have read that it is ok (and even encouraged) to continue exercise through pregnancy & listen to my body to tell me if I am overdoing it, but I want to be cautious not to push too hard since I only started consistent exercise 2 weeks ago (when I was apparently barely pregnant & didn't know it). I want to do whatever is best for both of us.
I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE feedback! I feel like I just got thrown in the deep end!
Saturday, December 08, 2012
After no gym yesterday & just a few measly squats and calf raises (refer to yesterday's blog), I ROCKED the gym today! Tomorrow is my rest day, so I thought, why not really push myself today and earn that rest day? That's just what I did!
- 5 min treadmill warm up
- 20 min HIIT
- 5 min treadmill cool down
- 30 minutes ST: arms, shoulders, abs, back, legs
NUTRITION: breakfast was eggs scrambled in coconut oil w/ mushrooms & peppers, and also green tea w/ coconut oil. I will eat a healthy lunch & keep my body satisfied so that I can avoid eating too much this afternoon/night at the family Christmas party.
I am feeling to great about today! It's only been two weeks so I am trying to remind myself that I can't expect to see much change just yet, but Rome wasn't built in a day! I have made it through two weeks of consistency & the first two weeks are always the hardest!
I can FEEL the difference in my endurance and that is GREAT!!!!
Friday, December 07, 2012
Today was sooooo busy! I went to my MIL's house & helped her get ready for the annual extended family Christmas get together she is hosting tomorrow. From noon until seven we worked non stop with no sitting breaks. I baked (did not taste though, yay for me!), decorated, cleaned, organized, and hauled stuff from one place to another all day long. I did a little leg ST (lunges & calf raises) while we worked. Does running around all day without sitting count for exercise? Well, it will have to for today!
NUTRITION: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Good news is I stayed within my calorie range, but what did I eat today? Cookie dough for breakfast (homemade & organic... better, right?), sugar snap peas, apple & coconut oil for lunch, and pizza hut supreme pizza for dinner. I was proud of myself for only eating 2.5 pieces, giving my crust to my husband, eating very slowly & enjoying every last bite!
I'm so thankful it's the weekend! Tomorrow is the family get together so I am mentally preparing myself now and strategizing (word?) to avoid binging.
Have a great weekend!!!
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