While this isn’t an official pregnancy update, today I am sharing a few preggy updates including workouts, meals and anxieties.
Last week, I noticed that my comfort levels have been seriously declining when it comes to moving my body. As such, Monday was a rest day.
Tuesday: I took an SPX Pilates class at BTone and realized how much core strength I have lost! Imagine wearing a weight lifting belt or heavy fanny pack while doing planks, it’s not fun. Transitioning between moves is also a lot slower. My hips feel like they have aged 20 years in 2 weeks. After a set of lunges, I can’t just hop off the reformer. It’s a slow transition and I need something to hold on to, like a grandparent.
Wednesday: I was invited by Drink Maple to try a class at the new SoulCycle in Back Bay. I hydrated with both a bottle of water and maple water during class.
Thank god for indoor cycling. While I can’t really do some of the tap back/dip movements at places like Soul or Recycle, I still can get a good workout in without feeling uncomfortable.
This was my 8th SoulCycle class. By now, I’ve learned that I have a 50/50 percent chance of liking the instructor. This one was good, better than a BSC or most spin studios in Boston but not my favorite. Since SC is all about the customer service, they gave me a few classes to come back and try a few others so I’m going to wait to post anything else until then!
Thursday: REST DAY
Friday: I had a lot of energy on Friday and didn’t have a ton scheduled so I was a little crazy. I went to a BTone class at 10am and then I took an indoor cycling class at Recycle Studio at 5:30pm with Emily and Erin. It was a special rock class that I really enjoyed. I don’t like heavy metal but I appreciate a good throw back Limp Bizkit song. Nick was working late and I had nothing planned so it was essentially my Friday night outing.
Saturday: I desperately needed a prenatal yoga class but couldn’t find one so instead I foam rolled and walked 25 minutes on the treadmill. I walked at a 3 mph and a 5 incline and was winded! How did I run a half marathon just a few weeks ago!?
Sunday: I took my third spin class of the week at Recycle Studio with Alice.
Trader Joe’s has a seasonal bagel item called the Harvest Bagel. It is delicious and I was obsessed with it last week. It has only 230 calories and is made with cranberries and other seeds. I put some organic whipped cream cheese on top for a truly preg-tastic breakfast that even Nick enjoyed.
It seems like bagels are a unanimous pregnancy favorite among my friends. These make you feel at least a little healthy about your choices. I’ve also been loving a decaf Chai Tea with Tumeric I got from World Market Cost Plus.
‘Tis the season for fall root vegetables like carrots, beets, turnips and more! I stopped by our local farmer’s market in Copley Place and picked up a few things for dinners.
One of my pregnancy cravings lately has been crisp apples with peanut butter. I can’t get enough of them!
I made steak teriyaki with brown rice and roasted Brussels Sprouts for dinner Friday night. Just a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper really does the trick. So good.
Recently, I started freaking out about labor. I do not feel prepared. Originally I wanted to have a natural birth but the more I read about, the less inclined I am to prepare for one. I just don’t have the time at this point to take a 5 week course and don’t think I’ll enjoy a 9-5 birthing class.
I signed up for two classes however this weekend. One to prepare for breastfeeding and the other to prepare for when the baby arrives. I have no idea how to give a newborn a bath or care for his umbilical cord. I’ve also started reading my Ina May pregnancy book.