This is my Mamavation post for Monday, August 16, 2010.
Guess what? I’ve officially entered the third trimester!!! I can’t believe that in 9-12 weeks (my first two were early) I’ll be the mom of THREE kids!! Holy smokes! Where has this year gone?
I’ve had a busy week, but have managed to stay active and log 13 more km’s towards my goal of 500 km by the time this kiddo is born. I’m now at 421 km – on track to reach my goal! Yay! My eating is starting to really get wonky ’cause I’m so HUNGRY!! I need to make sure I load up more fruits and veggies in the fridge, and make sure I bring a pile to work with me – that way I won’t be tempted by the endless supply of cakes, cookies etc… that always seems to be present.
On Thursday I had my first 3rd trimester midwife appointment – everything is going well, my belly is measuring 28 wks, my blood pressure is back up a bit (this is nice because it was super low 84/56), and she took a blood sample to test my iron levels. I’ve been tired lately and we’re not sure if it’s the exercise, low iron, or just 3rd trimester fatigue.
Here’s what I managed to fit in this week:
Monday: I attended a communications course, so I missed my regular Boot Camp fitness class, so instead I ran 4k.
Tuesday: Ran 5k.
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: No workout because I had my first 3rd Trimester midwife appointment!
Friday: Did my Walk and Tone mp3 Workout – my arms were killing me on Saturday morning! (walked 4k)
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Super hot day so I spent an hour swimming with the kids and pretending to be a “shark”.
This week I’ll cut out the running – it’s hurting my symphysis pubis (pelvis) way too much, so instead I’ll do my Walk and Tone mp3 three times, and workout with my trainer twice.
Have a great week everyone!!
Fitness Tip of The Day: When running errands or shopping, be sure to pack some healthy snacks to have on-hand. Then after you work-up a big appetite, you won’t be tempted to grab something at the mall food court or the fast food restaurant on the way home. Exercise is not enough. You must also include healthy eating habits.