Here are a couple of pics of me from last Friday, at 25 and a half weeks pregnant.
Today it is180 days down, 100 to go, if I go right up to my due date, which I hope I don't :)
My goal is to blog every day until I give birth.
This week marks week 26.
I had a decent run on Saturday, 8 miles. I did it later on in the day so I wouldn't be wiped out for the entire day. Then I took Sunday off, and today planned to do a shorter run of 5 miles. Well, that didn't work out as I had planned. I embarked on my run around noon and it was about 73 degrees...it felt baking on the sidewalk. I know 73 is not that hot, but cut me some slack, I am a fair northerer and this was probably one of the warmest days of the year. I just could NOT get into a rhythm on this run. I would go a few blocks, my uterus would tighten up with Braxton-Hicks, and I would stop. I told my doctor about my Braxton-Hicks which come while running sometimes and she didn't seem too concerned about it, other than to suggest I slow down and walk until they subside. I kept on doing this today until I got bored and turned around. I only ended up going 2 miles, which was discouraging to me.
I went home and popped P90X plyometrics into the DVD player and did that. I am glad I can still do such a intense workout, although I do have to modify some of the exercises.
During the rest periods I did some sets of pushups. While I was doing them I flexed my abs and hardly looked pregnant. LOL However, that is not the case when standing up. I feel like I look VERY pregnant, although people keep telling me "oh you're so small." Well, I FEEL huge. When I am bending over to pick up Macy's toys I feel like my head is going to explode, kind of like the circulation has been cut off to it, if that makes any sense. LOL
I feel sort of discouraged today, like despite my best efforts at diet at exercise, my body is betraying me. I don't know if it's my imagination or not. I just feel... clumsy... and when I walk I feel like I'm waddling. It doesn't help that I am so short (5'3").
I am very excited for the baby to arrive, just wish I could fast forward these last three months!