I forgot to write a post last Friday but we have officially hit 32 weeks! I took a picture of myself at the gym to show off the ever-growing bump and then I thought it would to compare it back to the one I took at 20 weeks. Woah- what a difference 12 weeks makes!
I haven’t run since the Bolder Boulder and I’m not sure if I’ll be doing much more for the rest of this pregnancy. It honestly just feels a bit awkward and at this point, I’m not sure I’m getting too much out of it. I do reserve the right to change my mind (which is good because I am a little all over the place these days).
[ETA: I went to the gym before this post was scheduled to be published and ended up doing a 2.5 mile walk/run on the treadmill- told you I am wishy-washy these days! ]
My workouts these days usually start with 1.5-2 miles of warming up on the treadmill. I have been grabbing 5 pound dumbbells for some weight circuits while I’m on there to get my heart rate up and increase intensity since this belly isn’t too conducive to long strides.
1 min move with weights (press, curl, tricep extension, etc)
1 min weights down
Repeat for 30 mins.
That probably sounds a little tedious but it’s been helping pass the time for me and it’s fun to get a little creative with the moves. The water bottle compartments are big enough for me to rest the weights on so there’s not a lot of transition which is nice.
The workout itself is usually a variation of a Tabata-style workout but I make sure to pause the timer and take a breather when I need to.
20 sec on/10 sec off and repeat each exercise 6 times before moving on to the next one (1 min rest between exercises)
-sumo squats with weight (25-30 lbs)
-dips (these have gotten very hard and I think they might be retired after Friday’s workout)
-planks on incline bench
-squats with weighted bar (I used the preloaded 50 lbs one)
-pushups on incline bench
[Please note that I am not a certified trainer and that you should discuss all workout plans with your doctor]
This style of workout gets me plenty sweaty and I feel great afterwards but I make sure to monitor my breathing and try to make it so that I can talk throughout (usually to myself). I’ve found that this 20 minute workout helps to give me a little boost of energy and the days that I workout, I tend to pass out and sleep very soundly. To be fair, I haven’t had too many problems with sleeping but I definitely tend to crash harder at bedtime on days that I’ve worked out.
Daisy doesn’t seem to get that the belly might get in the way of her being a lap dog. Last time we took her to the vet, she weighed in at 65 pounds but she loves trying to crawl up in your lap and she’s so cute that I have a hard time saying no to her.
Saturday morning we got up early to get the dogs out of the house. My parents’ house is on the market so we have to keep the pups out of the house and entertained for random pockets of hours when there are showings. The Taste of Louisville was happening this weekend and my sister was working at one of the booths so we decided to head down there and check it out. We went so early that there wasn’t a ton of food yet but I was pretty impressed with how many booths there were. For a small town, Louisville sure knows how to throw a street fair.
There was also a petting zoo that we took the dogs over to. I had to drag Daisy away within seconds because she started barking but Molly went right up to the fence and started sniffing away. The smallest goat came up to her and head butted the fence which startled and scared Molly so Shane had to pull her away too.
There was also a 5K and half marathon going on that ended into the festival. We sat down and watched for a while. Since it’s a smaller race, the announcer was able to give most of the finishers shout outs by name (using their bib numbers and his computer) which was fun especially for the end of the 5K when there were lots of kids and babies in strollers coming across the finish line. Shane ended up taking the dogs to the dog park but I stayed and watched the half marathon finishers for probably about an hour. It looked like a fun race and we were both discussing signing up for next year’s. (Sidenote: I have a tendency to get a little choked up when I see people finishing a race, not a lot, just a little watery eyes but being 32 weeks pregnant led to me crying no less than 5 times this time around. Shane just kept laughing and laughing at me and when I tried to explain why I was crying, it just made me cry more which made me laugh as well. I was clearly a hormonal mess!
Our new house has been showing some exciting progress over the past week or so- we have walls! This was the house on Saturday morning when we swung by to see how the framing was going.
We thought it was pretty cool that we can now go in the house as opposed to just standing on a pile of dirt.
And because we have no self control, we came by again on Sunday to see that we now have two floors! It was awesome to see so much progress in just about 24 hours.
I can’t wait until the outside is more complete and we can safely go inside to see the inside of our new house. It’s pretty cool to be able to point out which rooms are which and what windows go to each space. Hopefully they’ll keep moving right along because I am optimistically hoping that the house somehow gets done before this baby is born (there is about a –20% chance of that happening but I can dream ).
Sunday there was an open house at my parents’ so I decided that a pool day was necessary. Give me a nice day, a decent pool, and a book to read and it’s like my own mini-vacation. I see many more pool days in my future as the summer goes on, it just relaxes me and puts me in such a good mood! Luckily Shane was a good sport about me just hanging out even though just sitting by the pool makes him a little bored. I told him that pretty soon I have a feeling that we’ll be doing more playing than just sitting at the pool once we start bringing little ones.
Do you prefer to sit by the pool and relax or do you constantly need to be playing games and entertained in the water?
What is your favorite summertime activity?