Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Looooooooong Week, Babymoon and Much Bigger Bump!


Happy Hump Day everyone! New baby pic above - holy cow my belly is definitely popping out. 6 months along - 24 weeks! Total weight gain so far: 10.5lbs. Holy crap we only have 16 more weeks! AHHHHH!

I am so sorry I have been MIA in blog land and on your blogs. Work has been insane since a week ago Monday and we went to Atlanta for our babymoon last Thursday - had a great time but we spent 20 hours of 72 in a car. Yikes! And work has been absolutely NUTTY! But I think you guys have figured that out about me....when I go MIA it usually just means work is crazy. I have to prioritize and right now it is hubby, workouts, work, sleep. :) I AM growing a baby after all.

Things I've observed lately:
  • I had started walking uphill, fast at an incline but now running feels better. The key here is to listen to your body. :)
  • After FIVE spin instructors at the new gym, we found a gal we REALLY like who teaches on Tuesday and Thursday morning so those will be my spin days - always.
  • I can DEFINITELY tell it is taking longer for my body to recover for weight workouts - even though I am just doing full body workouts.
  • It is REALLY strange to do abs. I do ball roll outs, planks, crunches on a ball - all that good stuff.
  • I still have absolutely NO cravings. NONE. In fact, I don't even have any taste buds for eating out.
  • I feel SO very powerful working out the way I am...it makes me feel like I am going to have such a bigger role in the birth of our child. Can't wait!
  • If you are pregnant or know someone who is....I can't recommend enough working out while pregnant (with approval of your doctor)...it makes you feel so much better about your body, delivery, etc.
Below is my weekly recap from week before last...it was pretty crappy with work and this week I am feeling run down already.

Week of March 16th:

Monday:
Treadmill 10% incline, 4.4 MPH 45 mins AM; Shoulders 45 mins PM
Tuesday:
Spin class - 45 mins AM; Body Pump 60 mins PM
Wed - Sat:
OFF (had some activity in those three days - dog walking, walking - but no real workouts)
Sunday:
Body Pump 80 minutes PM

Running Weekly Totals:

2 cardio
3 lift: 1 body part, 2 Body Pump
0 stretch
4 days off (work was CRAZY!)

I hope you guys have a great week! I hope to catch up soon!

Love to all!
Jess

5 comments:

LAT GIRL said...

You really are preggo, for awhile I thought you just ate a really big Pizza! lol

So exciting only 16 more weeks!!!

Take care,



Lisa T.

April said...

OMG has it been that long? It seems like yesterday we found out! Looking good!

Sherry said...

You are so awesome!!!! I haven't worked out this week but I did last week. This week has hit me hard. I work 7:30-4:30 and it's so hard to get away to the gym during work. It's literally 1 block from my job and I am authorized 1 hour 3 days a week (or I can go during lunch or whenever) but my boss is back this week and he's so whiny and it's hard to get away. Clint and I ride to work together so it's hard to go before or after and keep him waiting on me. I live 15 miles from there so it's not easy to get there. I shouldn't make excuses as I have barbells, a ball, weighteed medicine ball, Wii Fit, Eliptical, Gazelle, and tons of DVD's at home. I DO plan on hitting a spin class tomorrow night. I've only been to one and I didn't like the instructor and I was SOOOO sore afterwards. Anyway, you continue to inspire...

Krissa said...

Lisa is too funny :)

Yep, it is official. You now qualify as pregnant with a bump :)

Is it just me or are you carrying the little bundle of joy pretty high??? I know very little about pregnancy but it seems like he/she is resting high right now. I am sure he/she will start to drop soon but I know that usually is a sign of what you are going to have. Do you have any "FEELING" about what the gender?

I look forward to being fit while pregnant. There was a cute little pregnant girl at the gym tonight. She looked so healthy.

Fuma├ža said...

You are awesome sisteee! I love you! Your workouts sound absolutely amazing.