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Weekend report and next weeks fitness schedule

Monday, December 14, 2009

This weekend was wonderful, my father and husband worked on the nursery and bathroom and the room is officially PINK! We used a soft pink, very light and it looks fantastic! We moved the recliner, ottoman, crib and changing table into the room and it transformed instantly into a little girls room! So cute! We still have work to do on the room but the good news is that we are ahead of schedule and everything will be complete by the time our angel arrives.

I was able to reach my 30 mile mark for last week despite terrible weather this weekend. I did not walk as long as I would have liked but my mom and I had a wonderful time together. It was cold and rainy here and I wanted to limit my time outside so that I would not get sick. Here is the breakdown of my stats from this weekend and my totals from last week -

Friday - Slow 2.5 mile walk
Time - 47 mins
Calories burned - 246

Saturday - 2.03 mile walk
Time - 37 mins
Calories burned - 194

Totals for the week -
Miles - 30.31
Time - 522 mins
Calories burned - 3,090! Yea!

Now I am once again looking ahead to this week. Thursday is my 6 month checkup at the doctors. I was pleased to see a drop in the scale this morning. Maybe it is from sodium or just normal bloating during pregnancy that made my weight higher on Friday, but my weight dropped back this morning to where I wanted it to be this week, a total gain of 14.6 pounds. I was VERY happy with this! I wanted to be at 14.5 for this week so I am almost right now track.

For my Thursday weigh in I would really like to keep it at 15 - 15.5 pounds. I think if I continue to walk and eat well this week I should be ok but then again I am in the big growth period so I may see I a gain of a pound this week, we will just have to wait and see. All I can do is my best. I have increased my fiber count and it really has helped. I have always consumed a great amount of fiber but I need even more. I started using a high fiber raw cereal from Bob's Red Mill. That is basically different wheat germs, oat bran and flaxseed together for a massive 10 grams of fiber for only 1/3 cup! I also discovered Cranberry beans. They are like pinto beans except they contain 9 grams of fiber for only a 1/4 cup serving! They taste fantastic. We are having them tonight along with brown rice.

For this week my goal is once again to reach 30 miles. I am trying to get in as many miles while I can. I know that during my 8th month I will probably NOT feel like walking 6 miles so the more I can do now while I can the better. I wish I started logging my miles when I first became pregnant but I only started logging at 4 months. It has made the biggest difference for me. I am one who is driven by setting goals. Doing this gave me something to reach for each week and while I cannot exercise to the level that I once did, it gives me a goal to strive for each day. To me, that is what making the most of out life is all about. Goals can be whatever we make them, the key is doing what we can each day to reach them! I am dealing with another stormy day today as well as more rain tomorrow so I may have to take my walking inside. Whether on the treadmill or the trails outside, I will make it happen!

Goals for today -
1. Drink at least 128 oz of water
2. Complete scheduled workout
3. Log all foods and stay within range
4. Consume at least 35 grams of fiber
5. Consume at least 80 grams of protein

Schedule for the week - 12/13 - 12/19
Sunday - Rest
Monday - 4 miles
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - 6 miles
Thursday - 6 miles
Friday - 6 miles
Saturday - 3 miles
Total miles for the week - 30
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    You are absolutely amazing Jen! Keep up the good work. You will have to post pictures once the room is complete! How exciting.
    4161 days ago
    How true about the goals! You are such an inspiration! Congrats on maintaining your weight where you want it to be!

    I bet the baby's room looks beautiful! What an exciting time in Jen & Micah's house!
    4161 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great plan for the week. Work that plan and you'll be so proud of yourself!! :)
    4161 days ago
    As long as you're feeling healthy and happy, walking a lot is gong to help you out! I think that listening to your body as you continue to grow is going to be key in making this the best pregnancy possible for you! It's awesome to hear you so happy and yeh for your Dad and DH fixing up the nursery! Soooo cute indeed!
    4161 days ago
    I came across your blog on the Parents of Infants Team and added you as a friend. You are doing an amazing job with staying on track with the pregnancy. I had lost weight before getting pregnant but with the difficulties conceiving and fertility treatments..gained it all back and then some with my son. It has been a struggle getting it back off. But I am committed to take it off before even thinking about #2. It is a hard lesson and one that I won't repeat. Thanks for the motivation your blog and page has given me. Hope to learn so much more from you!!

    Very excited for you to have your little girl and in such a GREAT MONTH..APRIL! (mine too!)
    4161 days ago

    so glad you had a wonderful time with your parents...the nursery so so cute. You are so diligent for staying on track with walking and calories....you are awesome.
    4161 days ago
    Sounds like a wonderful time with your parents!

    You are doing great at staying on track during your pregnancy! I don't have too many friends who have had children, but one of my friends stayed very active, like you, through her pregnancies and her deliveries were *very* easy! After she had her first, I talked to her husband and he said, "it was a breeze!"... I said, "I'd like to get your wife's opinion on that!" but she confirmed it! With 2 of her 3 kids, she said the *hard* part of the labor, where she questioned the wisdom of having children, only lasted for about 15 minutes and she was feeling normal very quickly after the deliveries. Now, I know everyone is different, and this is purely anectdotal, but I think the more active and fit you can be during your pregancy, the easier the delivery will be. It's like training for a big race. If you do the work ahead of time, the race itself isn't hard at all. But try running a marathon if you haven't done the training! LOL!

    Have a great week!
    4161 days ago
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