Welcome to the WWW where I post a summary of the past week’s goals and milestones. Every week features the same format including net calories, weekly weigh-in, and how I fared meeting current fitness goals such as using a food diary.
Happy hump day! The weeks are ticking by a little too quickly as holidays get closer and closer, and my shopping list is NOT getting smaller. No travel for work, out at a decent hour and kids actually sleeping in beyond sunrise. Life is good! As my work schedule remains “manageable”, I’m trying to focus on the week at hand and doing my best to eat healthy, get rest and get some exercise. As I’m entering the third trimester I’m beginning to feel that heavy, uncomfortable feeling. To be expected at this point and my personal goal is to just keep it in perspective. Let’s look back at the week.
Calories In ~ Calories Out (I think)
I’m holding off on posting the actual weigh in chart and I’ll explain why in a second. This week I dusted off the LoseIt! app and came in approximately at a 0 calorie balance, but with only a couple hundred calories of exercise in the books. So, why the question mark? I’m not exactly sure HOW MANY calories I should be consuming. Next doctor visit is the infamous glucose test (all you pregnant gals and moms may remember this one) so it seems a perfect question to ask. Remember previously I tried to have a ~1000cal of exercise per week. Why 1000 cal you might ask? The logic’s probably flawed but you need about a 3500 cal deficit to lose one pound*. If I saved about 300 cal per day in eating and added in another 1000 cal per week in exercise you get close to the magical 3500cal mark ( [300 x 7] + 1000 ~ 3100).
On track or off the wagon…
ON TRACK – so far so good. Not getting to the gym as much as I’d like, but the treadmill is getting tougher and the bike is just downright impossible.
One thing that has been helpful – prenatal yoga!
Due to my schedule, it’s tricky to make a class but thanks to my handy DVD player it’s no problem. I’ve been using the Gaiam video Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea (affiliate link through Sports Authority).
I’ve not promoted too many items here (or any!), but really do like the pace of the segments and instructions. Typically I’m not much of a yoga person (ordinarily, it stresses me out), but I’m finding the exercises helpful for back and hip pain. Any questions I’m happy to answer.
What’s coming up next? What am I working on?
First and foremost, making sure baby is healthy and happy. Second, making sure momma is healthy and happy. 5k’s aren’t in the picture anymore at least until after baby is here but coming to peace with that. Enjoying what may likely be my final pregnancy – that’s what I’m working on mostly.
Longer term, scoping out races and trying to think more about what my postpartum training goals will be.
Outside the fitness world, I’ve slso joined some new mom networks! Happy to report I’ve joined Bloggy Moms. And, you may also have noticed the newest Top Mommy Blogger banner on the side…I’m in the process of applying, so feel free to click on the link to vote for me!
Until next week….make it a great one!