Workout: 25 minutes with weights and “Sex and the City 2”
Whooah/ We're half way there/ Whooah/ Livin' on a prayer/ Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear/ Livin' on a prayer
And, per request, here’s a belly pic. It was shot by a gal at work who knows how to take a photo and direct me so I look a little less stupid. I’m wearing maternity jeans (from Target) and a shirt from Express that I bought this summer that is stretchy enough to fit.
1. It’s a funny thing, being pregnant. Your body changes, your emotional stability changes. And your ability to make decisions for yourself also seems to change. Before I move on, I feel it necessary to state that I am an adult. I am 29 years old. I lived on my own for five years before Mark moved into my house. I bought a car, went on vacation, moved to a new state – all on my own. Yet, it seems that now that I am pregnant, I am deemed incompetent to make my own decisions. People tell me when I can go for a walk and when I can’t; what’s suitable exercise and what isn’t; that under no circumstances can I do a cartwheel in the office. I am pregnant. I can’t do those things and it certainly can’t be left up to make those decisions.
I know I sound a bit bitter, maybe more bitter than I really am, but it amuses me that people trust me to grow a person but not walk across the parking lot.
2. Speaking of people bossing me around, Mark is jumping on my doctor’s coattails and advocating limited running. I know he’s trying to protect his kid so I’m cutting him slack. And, I’m checking out a water aerobics class on Monday. It won’t be my first foray into water exercise but it will be the first time where I’m sure to be the youngest person by 35 years.
3. I might have ran in capris last week but winter is certainly not over. We had ice this morning, delaying schools (hence the limited workout), and we’re expected to get 6 to 10 inches of snow tonight. Boo! I’d say I’m hitting the treadmill on campus tomorrow but I have a feeling that I’ll be yoga’ing at home and shoveling snow. I still plan to get in two more runs – Saturday (on campus if necessary) and Sunday.