Thursday, October 15, 2009
I am doing well this week. Am I on track in terms the workouts that I wanted to accomplish, well no, but I am staying consistent with working out each day but my workouts are not what I had planned.
I feel fantastic and my energy levels are high, I actually ran at a 10:30 pace this morning for a brief glorious minute. Then slowed down to a 12 min mile with alternating walking at around a 17 - 18 minute mile. It felt great but I kept it short, only 21 minutes as the humidity was high here and I do not want to overheat. My second run/walk will be tonight for another 20 - 30 mins. Because the cold front is coming through tomorrow, I am changing my plan for this weekend as we want to be outside as much as possible.
Friday - Walk/run 3 miles
Saturday - Walk/run 6 miles
Sunday - Walk/run 3 miles
In terms of my nutrition, all is well. This morning I had a piece of Ezekiel bread with PB and organic skim milk along with fresh strawberries over Greek yogurt and wheat germ. For lunch today I am having a salad with canned chicken and cottage cheese along with a protein shake mid afternoon. Dinner tonight will be pinto beans with stone ground cornbread. I am looking forward this weekend to grilling and enjoying some seasonal foods such as pumpkin bread! I found a fantastic low calorie recipe that I am going to try out!
I am heading out today to run some more errands to prepare for this fantastic cold weekend we will be having. It sure puts me in the holiday spirit!! I bought my first Christmas decorations for the house the other day, I am crazy I know! But the stores are filled with the colors and sounds of the season and I cannot resist! I just love this time of year!
Well, that is all for now. Just know that I am totally in awe of everyone's support! Your emails and comments make my day and I appreciate all of them so very much!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I will report back on how I did this weekend both food wise as well as my workouts. I am so happy that I am staying accountable during my pregnancy as I think it will help me stay on track.
Happy Hugs to all!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Well my grand plan of staying on track this last week went FAR off track! I did get my walking in but as far as my weight training and yoga, well I dropped the ball. I was out shopping and keeping busy all day and as a result I did not meet my goals.
So, this week I am determined NOT to get sidetracked by all the fun baby shops and thanksgiving sales that are out now! I have my pumpkins and scarecrows ready for the season, I have my fall decor finished so I need to refocus on making fitness a priority each day just as I have so many times. I will be honest, it is hard. I have a ton of energy these days and love taking my walks but picking up those dumbbells is not on the forefront of my mind. I would rather head back over to Babies RUS to see what cute things I can get for the baby. We all have distractions in our life, and it all comes down to telling yourself that no matter what happens throughout the day, before you go to bed, you WILL reach the goals you have set for yourself. So this week I am going to take it day by day....
On another note, the pregnancy is going VERY well. I feel fantastic and so happy! We are becoming more and more excited as the weeks go by! We now have only 4 more weeks before we find out if we are having a boy or girl!!
Hope everyone has a great week! REACH HIGH!
Goals for the week -
Monday - 3 mile walk and light ST with leg work.
Tuesday - 3 mile walk and prenatal yoga
Wednesday - 3 mile walk and light ST with leg work
Thursday - 3 mile walk and prenatal yoga
Friday - 3 mile walk and light ST with leg work
Saturday - 3 mile walk
Sunday - Rest
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
It is amazing how much you loose after taking time off! The push ups almost killed me I cannot wait to get back to where I once was....soon, right?
Daily goals -
1. Log foods - done!
2. Complete workout - done!
3. Drink 120 oz of water - done!
Totals for the day -
Time - 65 mins
Calories burned - 249
Calories consumed - 1,884
Walking - 30 mins
Prenatal Yoga - 20 mins
ST - 15 mins -
Squats - 2 sets of 15 reps
Push ups - 20 reps total
Incline - 10 reps
Standard military (not on knees) - 10 reps
Bicep curls - 2 sets of 20 reps with 18.5 lb Dbs
Laying down Tricep extensions - 2 sets of 20 reps with one 18.5 lb Db
One arm DB rows - 2 sets of 20 reps with one 18.5 lb Db
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Workouts for this week -
Tuesday - ST,Yoga and 30 min walk
Wednesday - Yoga and 60 min walk
Thursday - ST,Cathe Butts and Guts dvd (modified), Yoga and 60 min walk
Friday - Yoga and 60 min walk
Saturday - 90 min walk
Sunday - Rest
Goals for this week -
1. Log all foods ( I use another site, as they have a pregnancy calculator to see how much I am l eating so that I eat just the right amount for me and the baby).
2. Drink 120 oz of water a day
3. Complete scheduled workouts
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
I wanted to give everyone an update on my pregnancy and how I am doing but before I do I want to thank all of you SO much for the outpouring of support through comments, goodies, emails and prayers given for my family and I. I cannot tell you what your words of encouragement have meant to both my husband and I. Thank you all for taking the time to bless us in this special way.
I am doing very well. This last month was by far the hardest so far. For those who may not know my husband and I traveled to Singapore and Japan for a few weeks. Before leaving I started to run a low grade fever and I had congestion along with coughing, the short of it, I was very sick. After arriving in Singapore I went to a doctor and was placed on an antibiotic after my test for the flu came back negative. The antibiotic worked but when were heading to the US after our vacation in Japan, the flights, jetlag and extensive travel we were doing got the best of me and by the end of the trip. I was in bed for the majority of the time. I was starting to feel really bad again even after the meds, so I had to go to another doctor here in the US and I was placed on another antibiotic. After all of this I started having your typical morning sickness which made me feel even worse. The good news is that after all of this I am doing well and feeling like my old self again! My workouts have been VERY light, mostly walking and I have started doing yoga as well as my weight training.
We had our checkup with the doctor the other day and the baby is strong and healthy, not to mention VERY active!! I think we may have a little runner or triathlete on our hands! As we were getting our ultrasound the baby was kicking like crazy and was moving so much that the doctor could not get a heart rate reading. After awhile, he/she stayed still for a bit and we were able to get a reading of 160 bpm which is perfect for where I am in my pregnancy! We will find out the sex of the baby in 5 weeks!!! We have been so excited shopping for cribs, strollers and everything baby we can find! Despite the rough time I had last month, it has been an amazing experience for my husband and I.
I will start logging my workouts this month, as last month there were not many to report. I have been eating well and have switched to all organic, which I feel good about. I am hoping for a great week and I hope that I can start swimming again once my ear clears up from last months infection. We have made a difficult decision but one we feel is best. I was set to fly to Denver to see my family and participate in the Denver half marathon along with members of my family. I am not running the race now and because I was so sick last month we have canceled the trip all together as it is flu seasons and I do not want to get on another plane and risk getting sick again. I need to be healthy and strong to get myself back on track and that needs to be priority number one.
I hope to report a strong week in my next blog! I am off to drink my super food green juice and start my yoga!
Blessings to all and thank you again for your prayers and support!
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