16 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

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.”

Update time:

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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.

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