Sunday, February 8, 2009

Baby Bump Pics Part Tres and Weekly Recap! It's a Big One!


Good morning all! Happy Sunday to you!

So notice anything about my baby bump pics??? Well, I will give you three things:
  1. I was half a week late (remember, weekly baby bump pics)
  2. I have on my GREEN shorts, not my blue ones
  3. I am getting a BUMP! :)
Let's discuss the WHY behind each of those:
  1. Crazy, crazy busy week at work. Nutty. So I didn't have a chance to blog or catch up on blogs. So my apologies to those of you I am still haven't gotten to...I will today...promise. Work was crazy and so between that and getting in my workouts I had very little free time. Hopefully things will be better next week.
  2. You aren't going to BELIEVE this but somehow the blue shorts have been misplaced AGAIN. We actually think that last weekend when we went through all of Jody's t-shirts and gave like 50 to good will that perhaps the shorts were on the floor and got thrown into the bag. It is like some terrible joke with these shorts!!! GRRRRR. Maybe they will turn up - regardless, it is frustrating b/c I wanted my bump pics to look the same in each pics (except the first one :)). Sorry for the inconsistency - I DID try to put the shorts in the same hip position but I think they are a little high still.
  3. I am definitely getting more of a bump. I am still in my regular clothes but barely. It is kinda fun. At night it sticks way out. It is fun! :) But the biggest news of all is that I am feeling the baby now. It feels like little bubbles in your belly. So cool.
Next week I enter MONTH 5!!! How crazy is that?? I am so excited to start showing more and to have Jody feel the baby move. I know 5 months seems really far along but here is how pregnancy works (I am explaining this for those of you who don't know because it is really confusing how pregnancy math is done):

Weeks/Month

1-4/First (and it starts from the day of your last period so technically you aren't preggers until like week 3 but this is how all the docs, books, etc. calculate it)
5-8/Second
9-13/Third
14-17/Fourth
18-22/Fifth
23-27/Sixth
28-31/Seventh
32-35/Eighth
36-40/Ninth

I will tell you this is the hardest part of pregnancy - when you don't really look pregnant and aren't ready for pregnancy clothes - so you just feel and look chubby. The funny thing is when you are in this stage, no one is going to ask you if you are pregnant cause they really just think you look thick through the middle. So I look forward to getting through this stage and into the "OH, she is pregnant" stage. :)

Anyhoo, I had an pretty good workout week - I only got in two total body body pump workouts although I am planning on doing a double class today since my goal if four week. But I have got in all my cardio workouts so that is good. Eating has been about 85%. Had a couple of bad meals but they were worth it! :) No yoga so far this week but we are hoping to get one in today.

Here is my weekly recap for the week:

Monday: 45 minute treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM
Tuesday: Shoulders - 45 mins PM
Wednesday: 45 minute treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM; Body Pump 60 mins PM
Thursday: 45 minutes treadmill @10% incline 4.4 MPH AM; Spin class PM
Friday: 70 minute Body Pump workout (double arms) followed by 30 minute stead state cardio PM
Saturday: 45 minute AWESOME SPIN class! AM
Sunday (planned workout): 110 minute body pump class

Running Weekly Totals:
6 cardio
4 lift: 3 Body Pump, 1 body part :)
0 stretch

And the last thing I wanted to share with you guys is an excerpt from Self Magazine on Thinking Yourself Thinner (it is part of a bigger program that involves eating right and working out). It is the mind/body connection that is often the biggest part of the battle so I wanted to share a couple of their healthy behaviors hints with all of my girls out there...since I know we all battle with some of these:
  1. Flatter yourself. It is a fact that women who see themselves as heavy have a harder time losing weight. Every time you think something bad about yourself, write down 10 things that are positive.
  2. Find a release valve. If you eat for stress, find something to help you with the stress that isn't food. Talk a walk, crank up the music and dance, watch a movie...lots of different options. :)
  3. Slow down. Focus on eating slowly so your mind and body connect to the fact that you are eating food and are nourishing your body.
  4. Celebrate. When you achieve your goals (and make sure to set little ones along the way), make sure to celebrate. Reward yourself for your hard work!
Have a great Sunday everyone! ROCK OUT your goals and achieve what you KNOW you are capable of!
Jess

11 comments:

Jacey said...

Love the pics! You are looking great, Jess. I can't believe you getting ready to start your fifth month. Time flies!

Julie said...

You could wear a t-shirt with an arrow pointing down and BABY on the bump - you'll get more people asking you about the baby that way ;o)

I can tell you from experience that it is much nicer to have someone NOT ask you when you ARE pregnant than to have someone ask you if you are pregnant when you most definitely are NOT. I've still not forgiven my neighbor for THAT one!

Krissa said...

Julie, I have been there. A doc asked me at the hospital if I was pregnant. Not a fun day for me.

Jessica,
I barely see the bump. It sounds exciting though to actually SEE the baby growing.

What body pump class/video are you doing? What is it like?

Abby said...

Great pictures! I loved feeling my babies while I was pregnant. Pregnancy is sooo amazing. I just look at my kids and think, "Wow, my body created another entire human being from scratch!" Enjoy the little bubbles until she/he starts kicking you in the ribs! :)

Kelly Olexa said...

I can't believe you are almost 5 months pregnant and you look like I do when I am BLOATED LOL. -you look great and are doing GREAT!!! WOOT!!
Keep it up sista!!
XOXO

Jessica said...

Hey y'all!

Thanks so much for the kind words...the goal is to bounce right back after baby! :)

Julie - I wouldn't forgive your neighbor either and the t-shirt idea is a great one!! I have seen those and will pick one up!

Krissa - hey sweetie! I do take Les Mills Body Pump at my gym but if the schedule doesn't work of the instructor is weak I will do one of my Cathe Freidrich Body Pump style DVD's (she has taught Body Pump at a club in New Jersey forever and these DVD's reflect her classes). The DVD's I have are are:
Muscle Endurance (second fav)
Boot Camp
Muscle Max (this is my favorite)
Push Pull
Supersets
Power Hour

So I just rotate and do a premix that gives me an hour and honestly, they are harder than the gym 95% of the time. Plus I can pause and adjust the weight or do a double bicep section if I want to. I really love the full body circuits for me right now.

Thanks for stopping by guys!
Jess

Charlotte Orr said...

Keep up the awesome work Jess!

B said...

you look amazing!! wow

FumaƧa said...

You look great, sista! Im so glad to see your gorgeous pic,workout plan, and musings. I cant wait to see you!

Anner

noel said...

You look Great!! Congrats on feeling s/he move. Amazing isn't it?

Jen's Journey said...

You so detailed and your post are so interesting!

So happy that I have finally been able to catch up on some of your post, with us moving and all, we have been busy. Congrats on starting your 5th month!! That is so exciting!!

Blessings today!
Jen