Friday, April 30, 2010

2nd Trimester - Feeling Great!

Hey Everyone,

Sorry its been so long since I've blogged, but I've been in pregnancy land trying to focus on that. I realized today that I've been making a lot of changes that are super awesome and healthy for me and my growin' baby so I thought I'd do a little blog to catch y'all up!

For a while I was just so sick all the time that I had to find simple, easy to make foods for myself that didn't make me want to run to the bathroom... but lately since I've been feeling so much better, I've found a lot of better foods to eat and am having to keep myself from over eating cause I am just loving everything. I am normally a 3 big meals a day kind of gal... but after re-reading all the pregnancy stuff - they drill it in your head to graze throughout the day... so I've really been trying to eat smaller meals, more often and make sure they are packed with goodies. A lot of veggies, fruit, wheat, and low fat whatever else I can find... and I'm feeling really good! I do splurge on occasion but I think as long as you are trying to make healthy choices throughout the day, a little treat now and then is just fine!

Also I've really picked up my workouts... in fact I think I'm working out more then I ever did before I got pregnant. Here's a good example of what I'm talking about. Because I always do my yoga on my wii fit - there is a very straight forward way to look at how often I am working out. Usually its very sparse, but lately its been a great deal better. For example in December 2009 (so before I was pregnant) I worked out 2 TIMES all month! January 2010 (very very beginning of my pregnancy) only worked out 1 TIME all month! (eek - first month was rough!)

February 2010 - started feeling a tiny bit better so I worked out 5 times all month! Twice in one week on 2 separate occasions! March 2010 I tried to do a little bit better and I reached 7 times that month! (again managing to work out 2 times a week). Now for April! I managed to work out 11 times this month and averaged 3-4 times a week!!! YAY FOR ME! :D I think I could have done better but I did take a whole week off when I had that cold in the early part of the month. Even still I'm quite proud of this improvement.

Not only am I working out more often, but I've stepped up the workouts. In the beginning I was just doing my Wii Fit yoga (15 min)... and then about a month ago I started with the "Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout" DVD I got... starting with the express workout (along with the yoga) which is another 9 minutes... getting my grand total of minutes to 24 minutes. Then this week I started doing the full length workout on the DVD and twice this week I did a total of 50 minutes! Feeling great! If any pregnant women stumble across this blog - I HIGHLY recommend the Summer Sanders DVD.

Also starting designing the baby quilt for our baby - which btw the Doctors believe is a girl. My life is pretty simple right now - just trying to eat well, drink lots of water and take care of myself. Just for fun - here is a pic of the baby!

Thanks for reading! LOVE YOU ALL!