Workout results 12/8

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I did really well today but I will tell you this, I am TIRED! I mean totally exhausted, but in the best way you can imagine! I feel like I really pushed it and worked hard, reached my goals and now I can rest in knowing that I did my best! I love that feeling. I walked 8.2 miles today!

It is crunch time for me in many ways. First the holidays are here and I need to continue to watch my foods and stay active or I can see my weight gain getting out of control VERY easily. Second, this weight gain time for the baby. This morning I received 2 emails, one from What to Expect and the other was from Fit Pregnancy. It was a email regarding my 23rd week, which will be the end of this week, here is what it said.....

From Fit Pregnancy, "Weighing in at a pound, and at eight inches long, your baby is starting to really look like a baby! You can compare her size to a box of sugar or a bag of coffee beans. Her skin is filling out as the first layers of fat are deposited and her muscles grow. During the next month, her weight may almost double."

What to Expect, "At eight inches and slightly over a pound, your baby is the size and shape of a small doll when you are 23 weeks pregnant. (But then, you already knew that you were carrying a living doll, didn't you?) This week marks the beginning of some serious weight gain. Your baby's weight in the next four weeks alone should double (and you may feel as though yours is too)."

Ok, so I knew this was coming, and I love that fact that my baby girl is going to grow so much over the next 4 weeks. Now, if I continue walking and eating well I can easily handle the one pound a week suggested weight gain at this point. However if I give into holiday treats too much and get lazy, that one pound a week could easily turn into a 2 pound a week gain. My overall goal has always been to gain 25 - 35 pounds during this pregnancy, as of now I am on track to gain 25 or so but that is if I continue to stay on track! I have to treat this as if I was training for one of my triathlons. I make goals, I follow a specific plan and I work hard to do my best.

Now having said this, I am resting tonight after my walk today and tomorrow I am treating myself to another prenatal massage! I deserve it!

We are going tonight to pick up our crib! They called yesterday and said it was in. Here is a picture of it along with the color of pink we are doing for her walls!

Now, if I know my husband he will want to go out and celebrate after we pick up the crib! He celebrates every moment, I love it! So I will have to come back later and edit my calories as I have not logged dinner. Calories posted are those consumed before 4:38 pm....

Daily Goals from 12/7 -
1. Drink at least 128 oz of water a day - 128 oz DONE!
2. Complete scheduled workout for each day - 8.2 miles DONE!
3. Log all foods and stay within range - (1,800 - 2,000)- 1,155 calories consumed so far...
4. Consume at least 30 grams of fiber a day - will report back after dinner
5. Consume at least 80 grams of protein a day - will report back after dinner

Today's workout - 8.2 mile walk!!!
Time - 139 mins
Calories burned - 840

Breakdown of walk - I had to take water and bathroom breaks! What can I say, I am almost 6 months pregnant and I drink a ton of water! Ha!
AM walk - 2.3 miles
Afternoon walk - 2.08 then water break followed by another 2.2 miles
Late Afternoon walk - 1.6 miles for a total of 8.2 miles
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    Love the crib and your walk sounds wonderful!! Enjoy that massage! You HAVE earned it! :-)
    4208 days ago
    Your plan sounds amazing! I remember with all of my children I ended up gaining the most of my weight during the last month. With my last baby Oliver I gained a total of 25 pounds but then ended up losing it plus 50 more after having him because I wasnt using bottles (formula) and had to stay so healthy for him! I love that you always have a plan and you stick to it, that feeling of exhaustion from meeting goals is such a good feeling!
    4208 days ago
    I love your approach...creating a plan and sticking to it! The crib and shade of pink are gorgeous. Enjoy your evening out with hubby and ofcourse your massage deserve it Mama!

    4208 days ago
    WOW! You are AWESOME! Enjoy that massage dahling ;)

    Your baby's crib is beautiful and that color pink is too! Her room is going to be soooo pretty!!!!
    4208 days ago
    Way to go girl! BTW, love the crib!!!
    4208 days ago
    jen - you inspire me want to strive for the best...always!

    4208 days ago
    I love your determination! You are right, without a plan, it will very easy to fall off track during the holidays... especially while pregnant!
    4208 days ago
    I am so proud of you. You are really taking care of yourself and your baby. I love the crib and the shade of pink. Keep up the good work. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.
    4208 days ago
    Wow! It looks like you're completely on track and know what to expect. It's great to see you staying so active during your pregnancy. Also: Great job tracking and posting your calorie intake and acknowledging that dinner is yet to come! I know it can be hard to judge exactly what you'll take in during the evening, but it's good to have a game plan.
    4208 days ago
    I love the crib and the color you have picked! emoticon
    4208 days ago
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