The Wanna Be Health Nut

Living life one day at a time in a healthy way

Trucking Along October 20, 2011

Filed under: pregnancy,Uncategorized,working out — tiffers81 @ 3:38 pm

As I enter week 37 of my pregnancy, I am trying to stay as active as possible, believe it or not, it actually helps with the feet swelling, and “trying” to eat as healthy as possible. At my last appt. at 35 weeks on October 13 I had managed to put on 4 pounds within those last 2 weeks. I know that is completely normal, but that is the quickest gain I have had so far. That brought my total weight gain up to 20 pounds. So with only 5 weeks left, I’m hoping to just keep a steady pound a week momentum, though I know these things are sometimes out of our control.

As for my activity, my doctor has allowed me to walk again for exercise and I am now doing that 2-3 times a week, but not overdoing it and feeling like I have to do over 3 miles each time. Some days it is only 20 minutes, but it really feels amazing to be able to continue to exercise. I’m also making use of the stationary bike and this time around, it isn’t too bad, it still allows me to move my legs and at least get my heart pumping.

My sweet tooth seems to be becoming slightly more manageable. In an effort to decrease my simple sugar consumption, I am having a protein drink on the days that I workout (as soon as I get home) and I think that upping the protein is helping with it. That is definitely not saying that I don’t grab a fun-size Baby Ruth or a handful of chocolate chips daily, because that is still the case. Either Sydney just has my blood sugar so out of whack or she is going to be a child crazy for sweets, I hope it’s the former for her sake. I’ll have another update very soon as I have my last ultrasound tomorrow to determine how much she weighs, her position, and so forth.


Walking Challenge October 1, 2011

Filed under: pregnancy,working out — tiffers81 @ 4:48 pm

First things first, I had my 33 week doctor’s appointment this week and everything was great. I am measuring right on schedule and blood pressure is still very good and low. Here I am at 33 weeks: weight gained so far- 16 pounds

On to the heading of my post. As you all know, I am still in Texas and thus far, any type of fall weather has been non-existent up until this point. This week though, the temperatures are supposed to be in the 50s every morning, so that makes it perfect weather for me to set out on my 5Ks that I have been trying to maintain. There is a perfect 3.1 mile loop around my parents house and that distance still makes me feel like I am doing something.

This morning, I set out for my usual 5K and about three-tenths of a mile in, while I was walking up a small incline, I felt the most intense pressure in my lower abdomen/pelvis. I have felt that sort of pressure before, but much less intense. Today though, I didn’t just brush it off and keep going, it actually scared me a little bit. So, as much as I didn’t want to, I turned around and headed back to the house. I decided that I would just come home and eat some breakfast and then try and get on the treadmill and see if I could get something done on there.

Everything ended up working out, I managed to get in 1.5 miles on the treadmill with no pain or significant amount of pressure. That is definitely something I will be asking my doctor about at my next appointment at 35 weeks, whether it is common or if I should be worried.


Getting Things Ready September 6, 2011

Filed under: pregnancy,working out — tiffers81 @ 7:29 pm

I have really been slacking on updating the blog, but instead of hashing over EVERYTHING since the last time I posted, I will just touch on a few things. My pregnancy is still going good, I will be 30 weeks tomorrow and this last part seems to be moving rather quickly. I do have some belly pics.  I’m 18 weeks in the 1st, 23 weeks in the 2nd, and 28 weeks in the 3rd picture. I obviously hit a belly growth spurt somewhere between 23 and 28 weeks, whew.  

Weight gained throughout:

21 weeks- 5 pounds(I was extremely nauseous until I hit 16 weeks, causing me to lose 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight)

25 weeks- 8 pounds

29 weeks- 13 pounds

We have made a few large purchases for Sydney which include the carseat and a pack ‘n play. Up until a few weeks ago all we had purchased were diapers and outfits.

I ordered the diaper bag today which took some prodding from Ralph to purchase and lots of thinking about on my part. I gave myself roughly 2 months to decide if it was really what I wanted. To make matters a little easier, Ralph said that it could be my anniversary gift since our anniversary is the 15th of this month, so that helped :). You are thinking, for a diaper bag? Well, here is the beauty queen herself. I think I might even have to name her, haha.

I'm still trying to maintain some sort of fitness level. I walk anywhere from 2.5-4 miles 4 to 5 times a week and lift light weights about twice a week. I have also been to one prenatal yoga class and really enjoyed it, so I plan to head back to the class next week and continue throughout the rest of my pregnancy. Other than that, I'm trying to eat as healthy as possible and the current mainstays in my diet are: eggs, egg whites, oatmeal, lots of fruit, greek yogurt, and anything carbalicious.