I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. It is not easy to bend down with this belly to reach across the bathtub or the baseboard. Interjected plenty of rests in between. After I was through with the house, I cleaned the boyfriend's office at work. It did a number on my back and legs.
1 mile in 19+ minutes. Took it slow today. Started at 3 mph and walked for 3 minutes before I upped the speed by 0.1. Did it every 3 minutes until 1 mile is up.
2 miles in 37:53 minutes. Started at 3 mph and increased the speed by 0.1 for every 1 minute. I also increased the incline too. I did this for one mile. For the next mile, I just played around with the speed and incline.
1 mile in 19 + minutes. Warm up for 5 minutes at 3 mph before upping speed and incline. Didn't really adhere to any pattern, I just did what I felt like doing.
Light weights and some stretching. Very light but I think I ought to be doing that. Did 3 sets (10 reps) of bicep curls of while assuming a chair-sitting position.
Did 3 sets (10 reps) of bicep kickbacks.
Did 3 sets (10 reps) of overhead dumbbell presses.
No fitness. I didn't do anything. I cleaned, again, this time tackling the laundry room shelves because they were getting out of hand. Then I went to the boyfriend's office and cleaned some more. I promise I am not OCD. But this baby is making me do weird stuff!!!!! I promise!!! It wasn't me!
Amazing how the simple action of folding things neatly make a big difference to the look/feel and the amount of space you have.
No fitness. Left home at 6 a.m. to Little Rock for a speech-pathology conference.
Stopped by Carters to buy some cute onesies for Baby C. I bought the 3-month old ones. I am having a hard time deciding if I should be getting some newborn sizes since the 3-month old size is recommended for kiddos weighing 8lbs. But it seems like people around me have BIG BABIES. What's your take?
And yes, I finally took the advice of someone and got my Baby C something that has pink in it.
(I was definitely going for the just black or white outfits, and if I am adventurous, gray.)
So guess what?
Baby C is a GIRL!!!!!
Ran some errands for the boyfriend's company -- picking up wood glue etc. When I got back, I was pooped! Amazing how a 2-hour drive back/forth can make your back hurts now.
When I got home, I took a shower, sat on my bed to relax, and fell asleep.
Busy turning these ....
into these .....
Exciting homemade Rotel.
I cut up some jalapenos without gloves and my left hand was left burning for hours.
I tried baking soda paste. Vodka. Running hot water over it. Iced water. Buttermilk. Milk. Sour cream. Lemon juice.
You know what worked?
Plain ol' "SUCK IT UP!"
Yeah. It quit hurting after a few hours.
Didn't help that I was also having a massive headache today either.
Must drink more water.
Needless to say, fitness went out the window.
But I did squats while stirring the tomatoes.
2.5 miles in 50:30. Incline set to 1, speed set to 3mph. Stopped at every mile for a drink and just to rest.
Watched Gone Baby Gone on dvd. It was ok.
What I learned This Week?
- My body is changing and I have little control of it.
- Cellulite magically multiply like bunnies on my thighs - gross! Tell me that when I start exercising again, I can take care of them.
- The belly makes putting on pants and panties difficult. As well as bending down to pick stuff up from the floor.
- Need to know my limits and not overdo things.
- Shopping isn't fun anymore. I can do a few stores and that's it. My feet get tired. I just want to sit and breathe in deeply.
- Croissants make the best sandwiches. Nothing is as good as some buttery, flaky, light croissants.
- I can walk 2 miles at one time. Must do it more often this week.
What about you? What did you learn about yourself this week?