Thursday, December 30, 2010

Keeping it up!

(day 2)
My belly after doing the elliptical this morning.  
I'm keeping it up. :) I got dressed and then got busy taking care of kids. So, I started putting it off until Jason made me go downstairs and get it done. I love when he helps me keep my goals. It was much easier to do my 30 min this morning than the other day. My body just needed a rest after all the craziness of those days.

Tomorrow's another day of 30 min. Go me! :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The friend...

After baking Butte Pasties, 4 pies (2 pecan brownie, 1 apple, and 1 lemon), sugar cookies, ginger cookies, Pioneer Woman's potatoes, PW's green beans, frying a turkey, cooking ham, making stuffing from scratch (first time ever), and making Watergate salad, I was DONE! (All of the wonderful food was SOOO healthy. LOL!) I made all that in 3 days and BOY did I feel it. I was having Braxton Hicks (at least I think that's what they were) like crazy. Not a good thing....

Jason's family left on Monday which meant I had the house back and the junk food was gone. I weighed myself the day before they left and I was 223. Yeah, not so great considering 4 days before I was 217. Too much junk and not enough healthy stuff makes Cathy gain weight (non baby weight). I can only use the pregnancy excuse so much, ya know. So, when I woke up Monday morning I got dressed and did the elliptical for 30 minutes. Sure, 30 minutes isn't that much, but after standing for 3 days straight cooking my butt off I couldn't do much more.
(Day 1)
Belly and all, I felt MUCH better after doing those 30 minutes. I need to keep it up until the baby comes. I need to be healthy when it comes time to deliver, cause Heaven knows, with Annabelle when I was 235, unhealthy, and trying to deliver, it wasn't the easiest thing. But, when I was 215 and in shape with Caleb, it was a cake walk.

So, here's to starting my New Years resolution a couple days early.  
Do the elliptical every day. 30 min or more.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First Race Post Baby

So, I'm thinking about signing up for my 1st race post baby.... 

It's on April 16th which is 9 weeks after she comes so, I should have more than enough time to recover, I think. I need to make my mind up before the year is over and the price goes up. It'll be a great race to start off with cause there's SOO many people there and it feels awesome to run with a TON of people cheering you on. Yeah, I think I'll do it....

Jason and I watched Fighter last night and watching him train made me miss running. I miss putting it all out there and the joy you get after. Running is so great.... :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

32 weeks and 7 years...`

Well, here I am, 32 weeks along and as big as a house. I'd post a full length picture of myself on here, but it's too embarrassing to post it on a running blog. If you want to see you can look at this post on my other blog. lol

I have to post more flattering pictures on here. I can't have huge pictures of myself on a running blog, right? lol 

You know it's bad when the nurse weighs you and says "Whoa! That's a big jump from 2 weeks ago." Yeah, I'm not offended, it takes a LOT to offend me. First, I weighed this morning and I was 5 lbs less. Second, I'm sure jeans, a coat, shoes, a phone, and other clothes add to the weight. Third, I've been craving sweets like crazy. And fourth...I plan on losing the weight once the baby comes.  I'm not going to stress myself over a couple little pounds of water weight. 

The baby's doing great, measuring big, heart rate is strong. Only 7 weeks and a couple days to go!

I have bigger things to be happy about today....Jason and I are celebrating our 7th year anniversary! I am so blessed to be with such a wonderful man. I think I've got him convinced to run a half marathon sometime in his life with me. Hahaha! He's so awesome. I have such a great life. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

30 weeks

Here I am, 30 weeks...

It's not the most flattering picture, but we went on a walk this afternoon and I thought it was time for an updated picture. :)

I'm feeling great. No pains or anything. During my last pregnancy I had the worst groin pain. It hurt so bad that I couldn't even lift my legs to put my pants on. This time pains. Nothing at all. It's really nice to be able to enjoy this pregnancy without hurting. I really owe it to running. Seriously, without running I wouldn't be able to carry this baby as easy as I have been.

I do need to get out and exercise more though. It's tough with the weather and the kids, but I get out and walk when I can. I know when the baby comes it'll be easier.

Oh well, I'm doing well. The baby's doing well. Less than 10 weeks to go!

All those running, run a couple of those miles for me. :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

I wish....

This week is one of those weeks where I wish I could get out and run.

I want to run until I can't run anymore. I wish I could run just to clear my mind and leave it all out on the road.

Only a few more months and I can run all I want....

Until then, I will keep enjoying the baby growing inside and her little kicks.