Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Slowing down

Less than 3 weeks to go now, so I wanted to document what my fitness level is like at this point.
I am still going to the gym regularly (every day that I can), but my energy level is waning.
Yesterday I started on the elliptical but after 10 minutes, I switched to the treadmill to walk.
That was my first time just walking at the gym.
I was going pretty fast and was surprised that I still worked up a sweat.
I kept having contractions while I was walking, too, so I made sure not to slow down. :)

But it's pretty obvious that I'm at the end.
Just keeping the house clean and keeping up with the kids is wearing me out.
I'm like a robot going to the gym, habit is the only thing getting me there.
But even though my workout level is light and my motivation is practically nil, I'm glad I'm getting something in and I'm crossing my fingers that it may help me go into labor sooner.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The fever

You know how a few months ago everybody had spring fever?
We knew warm weather was right around the corner and the anticipation was killing us?

Well I've totally got running fever.
I know it's almost here.
Only 5 weeks of pregnancy to go.
And it feels so close, I can practically taste it.

I'm totally patting myself on the back here, but I have been extremely diligent with elliptical training at the gym lately.
Last week we went to the gym every day but Sunday.
I have a cold right now and my head was so hazy all day, but I still made it today and put in my 45 minutes, level 10, sweat like crazy time on the elliptical.

During those 45 minutes, practically all I do is think about running.
Sometimes I get tempted to just stop and switch over to a treadmill, just to see... but then I realize how pointless (and embarrassing) it would be when I have to stop 30 seconds into it, which I know would happen. So I stick to my elliptical, and enjoy the awesome new running playlist I got Justin for Fathers' Day. Sean Kingston is HANDS DOWN the best artist to run to for me. Eenie Meenie Minie Mo Lover and especially Fire Burnin' make me move like you've never seen a pregnant lady move before. :)

Seriously though, I can't wait to have my body back, to have core muscles again, to just take off with no inhibitions and run so hard I think I'm gonna puke.