Move that body: 20 minute upper body circuit with 10-pound weights
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The winners of the Old Navy Pants are: Holly @ Rust Belt Runner, Rebecca and Kim @ Girl Evolving. E-mail me mailing info to hlthystrides (at) gmail (dot) com so I can get those out to you. Thanks for entering!
Now onto business …
I have to thank you all so much for the kind words on yesterday’s post. I was a bit embarrassed to be reprimanded for gaining too much weight and even more so to admit it. The encouragement was unexpected and very welcome. And I loved all the comments that involved the words punching, bitch slapping and jerk. Made my day!
I’m feeling much better about the situation and think I’ve come up with a solution.
Step 1: Go to Target and buy a bikini and kiddie pool. After all, everyone loves to see a pregnant woman in a bikini.
Step 2: Stop at the grocery and pick up nuts, berries and vegetables. Those are healthy, right?
Step 3: Make Mark fill the pool while I put on the bikini, make a virgin mojito and prepare a plate of jerk doc-approved foods.
Step 4: Take the next seven weeks off work and do nothing but lie in the pool and watch the dog play in the yard thus satisfying my doctor’s suggestions that I eat healthy and not run. Heck, I won’t even have to move when the “time” comes.
So what do you think?
Yeah. I think I’ll pass on the not running part.
Here’s my real plan:
1. Take the doctor’s words for what they are: just words. Yes, I have gained the 30 pounds he wanted me to gain but is there really any harm in gaining 37? I’m active, I don’t have gestational diabetes and I have only had one Big Mac my whole pregnancy. The extra 7 pounds will come off – it’s just an extra month of work.
2. Acknowledge that the reason it upset me is partly because I knew I wasn’t eating my best. For me to eat well and stay eating well, tracking is critical. I will be mindful of what I put in my mouth and will write it down – if only to shove it in the doc’s face at my next appointment.
3. Eat bread. I don’t believe in eliminating entire food groups from my diet. However, I can make good choices and make sure the carbs are good and complex. Like me.