This has definitely been a busy week around here. Not only have I been continuing to train clients at the gym and working out myself, but I’ve also been trying to organize things around the house, in addition to making a birthday cake for a party this upcoming weekend. I know I haven’t mentioned that yet, and it’s kind of an oxymoron, especially given my background in fitness, but on the side, I make professional looking cakes for all different kinds of events. If you’re a member of Facebook, feel free to check out my page, “savory sweets by Jamie.”
How far along: 16 weeks, 1 day
Maternity clothes: Every day my blue jeans are becoming a little more snug, but they’re not uncomfortable yet, therefore I’m still wearing them, and without the belly band. However, my shirts are a different story. They’re definitely starting to annoy me. I guess that’s expected when most of them are size XS and S. I did go out to the store this week and pick up a few items, but only one of them was actually labeled maternity.
Missing Anything: I can’t say it enough, I MISS DELI MEAT!!!!! This is torture! I just want a sandwich so bad!
Cravings: I always hear about how pregnant women have these really intense cravings for certain foods, but I can’t say that I truly have. Sadly though, last Friday night, the only thing that sounded even remotely appetizing to me was a taco from Taco Bell. I haven’t eaten Taco Bell in about 6 years, but unfortunately that streak ended. I’m not considering that a craving though, because it was a one time thing, and I didn’t really want it, it was the only thing that sounded good.
Movement: Oh my gosh! I think I finally felt the first signs of movement. Just little flutters, but I didn’t know what the heck was going on. I’ve only felt it twice now and neither time lasted that long. I can’t wait to feel some more movement!
Exercise: This week has been filled with great workouts! I’ve had quite a bit of energy and was therefore able to get a lot more done. As of today, I’ve run a total of 16.5 miles for the week and plan to add on 4 more miles tomorrow. In addition to my running I managed to tack on about 20 or so miles of walking and also worked on my core, arms, and legs. I completed all this using the exercises I mentioned in my previous post, along with some others.
Health/Feelings: Overall I’ve felt pretty well/healthy this week. I did have one or two days where I took a little nap because I was tired, but I’m thankful that throughout this pregnancy, at least so far, I’ve managed to still feel like myself. I’m really looking forward to hitting the halfway mark in 4 short weeks and am also getting pretty excited to finally be showing a little. I ran into a former coworker of mine today and she couldn’t even tell I was pregnant yet! I guess that’s a good thing though, so I’m not going to complain. Proper weight gain has been a bit of a challenge. I keep fluctuating between a gain of 6-8 pounds. My doctor says it looks good though, so that’s all that matters to me.