I know I seem to be posting on such a random basis lately. Part of it has to do with life being insanely busy. The other part has to do with this baby's arrival coming closer and closer - and really, since this is weight loss blog - I'm reluctant to chat all about babies!
Well, let's get the baby stuff overwith.;-) I'm now at 7 months, which is so hard to believe. The baby is moving around inside, and my body has definitely changed now. It's hard to bend over, my walk is a slight waddle, and I'm having a bit of trouble sleeping (what, with getting up to use the washroom a few times a night, and not being able to sleep on my tummy like I used to!).
I'm very excited, but also overwhelmed like you wouldn't believe. What's it going to be like, with this new little person in my life? Forever! Am I going to be a good mom? Will I teach him/her all the right things?
And then there's the birth. Is it really going to feel like pushing a bowling ball out of my downstairs? Will the baby be healthy and happy? Will the baby be on time?
So much to think about, really. The hubby and I have been a unit of "two" for awhile now, and we're trying to mentally prepare ourselves for a new addition. Lately, when we go out for dinner, or go for a walk - we keep thinking "this is one of the last few times we'll truly be alone for like, 20 years!". But I also know that's not entirely true. Our lives will be different, sure. But we'll always try and make time for eachother, I hope.
So, that's where I'm at, really. Excited. Overwhelmed. Scared. Totally normal feelings, I know.
Things have been a bit better on the exercise front. I've been going to aqua-fit classes once a week, with other pregnant ladies. The water feels heavenly, because it makes me feel light again! I've also been going to pre-natal yoga classes once a week. The poses are getting harder to do, as my belly gets in the way. But breathing and stretching for an hour is wonderful. I'm trying to use the elliptical / treadmill for another two days during the week. I'm trying!
Eating has been okay. I haven't turned into a junk-food fiend, that's for sure. But I really should be watching some of my refined carbs, especially since I'm trying to ward off gestational diabetes. In some ways, it's more difficult to be conscious of what I'm eating when my body is getting so big and I'm hungry at the most random times! I try to make good choices when I can.
I haven't stepped on the scale in the past month. My doctor's appointment is this week, so I'll know then. Not weighing myself has felt weird, since it used to be such a ritual for me. Part of it is just not wanting to know. The other part is, this is not in my control. If I eat relatively healthy, and exercise when I can - I'm doing the best I can do. I can't worry about my weight during this pregnancy. Admittedly, it is hard to see the scale climbing up.
I'm going to train for a 10K run next spring / summer. I'll need to take it easy right after the baby arrives, of course - but hopefully within six weeks I'll be back to exercising regularly again. I can't wait! Plus, I'll have a new little exercise partner staring up at me, to motivate me along the way.:-) How great will that be?
Again, sorry for posting so sporatically! I haven't caught up on blogs lately - but will try to do so when I have some breathing time.