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2012 and a look ahead!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

So I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. Obviously I'm not going to be approved for any kind of rigorous exercise for a couple of months. However, I know walking is allowed and I intend to work it back into my routine. I have a couple WATP videos on stand-by. Eventually I have my eye on a new Denise Austin DVD that I eventually want to check out. I love her! She's always been so helpful for me activity wise. This is obviously a year that I'm not going to afford a gym or any cool equipment but I'm not too concerned. I have lots of resources and new interests that I would like to attempt to work in. It will be trial and error as far as what types of exercises I prefer....meaning Isometric Exercises vs. Dumbell Exercises. I have dumbbells but I'm dying to try out a series by Lotte Berk who created this series of ballet exercise videos and I would love to own them. It goes through the positions along with a variety of other moves that dancers typically use to condition. I've never done ballet but I enjoy to watch it and I have always admired a dancer's body. Not the too skinny ones but the ones who look nicely conditioned, especially in the legs.

Like I said, I'm thinking way ahead and right now, I don't even know what my new mommy schedule will be like but I've always been someone who likes to think ahead with some goals in mind. This is the first year that I have not set any resolutions. I feel kind of naked but at the same time setting up New Year's goals and desires don't make me feel like I've set myself up to be discouraged if I don't succeed right away.

As far as eating, well that's to be continued. I obviously just want to cook more and make better use of veggies, water water water and more fruit at this point. I can't believe how helpful water has been for me in my pregnancy. It does nothing to kill hunger or appetite if I'm feeing hungry but it's natural laxative effects, source of refreshment, mood calmer factors have really been very helpful.

So that's me looking ahead. As for now I am working on getting through this nerve wracking delivery, healing, getting into a routine, figuring out how my mom did it, balancing some time to clean and help cook, assertively tell my husband to give me a hand when I need it, fit in some time to make some money on the side because we're dependent on it. Obviously 2012 is going to keep me busy and I don't have any of this figured out yet but I know I don't want to feel like I've bitten off more than I can chew but at the same time, I can't pretend that I won't have to juggle many tasks in the months ahead.

This year my hubby and I are looking at a house. We made an offer on one a month ago but another couple with better credit, won by offering more than the asking price. Ah well, we weren't too bummed so I assumed we were not meant to have it. However house hunting is a bit scary. We want something that is mostly move-in ready but does not have to be perfect. Kitchen ready is important. It has to be move in ready and it has to pass inspection. Neighborhood is very important! I want child friendly! I want a fenced in back yard. We have our eye on a couple houses that have been on the market a few months. In the area we're looking at though it's a concern to see anything that has been on the market in a while. Houses in our area of interest typically still sell quickly, but I have an idea of potential and at the right price, I can change things over time.

All while all this is in the back of my mind, I also want to work on not overwhelming myself. LOL. I felt compelled to write it out though because it's nice to have my thoughts written out. It's not exactly organized but it still helps.

I've decided to post my weight again. I'll weigh again in a month to see what changes have taken place. I'm very interested to see what my weight will be in mid-February.

Weight at beginning of pregnancy: 197.6
Weight at last week of pregnancy: 230
Total Gain: 32.4.

(I gained five of these this week!) Not too shabby. I kept my gain on the lower end until the holidays and then the weight picked up. I never gained weight anywhere but my stomach. My mom kept telling me I never looked pregnant from behind and my face has remained slim. LOL. Hey! It's a compliment I will take!
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    I just read MORTICIAADDAMS's response to your blog, and I just have to "DITTO" every word and say, "What she said!" emoticon

    2236 days ago
    You will be able to incorporate the baby in your exercise. Pushing a stroller is fun. Carrying them around burns calories. And eventually chasing them and playing with them. There are sites online that talk about exercising with a baby.

    I hope you can find a nice house for your family. We got ours a couple months after our son was born. It will be wonderful for you to have the baby and a new home.
    2236 days ago
    good luck so exciting
    2237 days ago
    Good luck and congratulations. :)

    Hope you have a great day, and good luck on your nutrition...

    And walking is such a great and amazing exercise! It's actually the top favored physical activity, statistically.

    Have fun today!
    2237 days ago
    You are at such an exciting time! Just enjoy it!!!!
    2237 days ago
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