I must say this slowing down on exercise/running thing isn't all that bad. I had a fantastic 3-mile treadmill run last night and finished feeling great. The trainer at the gym is going to let me HAVE one of her prenatal yoga DVDs AND she's going to look up great upper-body strength workouts for me.
I lifted (light weights) for the first time in 6 months last night. It was pathetic. I miss my push-ups!
After the run, I cleaned myself up a bit and we headed to the store to buy ingredients for tonight's dinner: Pad Thai with veggies and tofu. Of course, I stopped through the bakery department . . .
I.n.d.u.l.g.e.n.c.e -- noun The act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.
For me, I ensure that the gratification is instant whenever possible. Though, I do try to keep my sugary indulgences in check. But with slowing down on exercise, I've also stepped back a bit on critiquing my eating habits. I've been eating a healthy amount of calories throughout my pregnancy -- I've now gained around the recommended 10 pounds -- but my meals were somewhat regimented. Planned out.
Now, I make sure each day to get a big dose of leafy greens and other veggies -- as well as several colorful pieces of fruit. I mix them into breakfast shakes, stir-fries, or just eat them plain. All the other stuff? I keep it loose. With the heat, "meals" have turned into all-day grazing on small portions. A lot of my diet is liquid (though in the form of oat-filled smoothies).
I recently read a post by one of my fellow November Birth Forum members all about daily food intake. What's too much. What's not enough. And there were surely tons of comments, opinions, and drama related to all sides. My take on the eating-while-pregnant issue?
Eat when you're hungry.
Really. Listen to your body's hunger signals.
What's "right" for one woman isn't necessarily "right" for the next.
Indulge from time to time.
Drink lots of water.
And stop worrying.
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