Monday, March 5, 2012

First Post of the Year!

I can't believe it's March and this is my first post!

In my defense I have had a pretty crazy year so far. With moving at the beginning of the year, my daughter being hospitalized in January, and then her having surgery in February... updating the blog hasn't exactly been my priority. I have made some YouTube videos intermittently over the last couple of months and you can check those out to see some of the details of why I've been away, but I'm sure I'll post about it soon. I foresee quite a few posts this month, I'm on my upswing as far as being productive goes:).

The biggest of my updates would be that I am pregnant! I found out at the beginning of December and am due at the beginning of August:). I'm around 18 weeks pregnant now, and about 2 weeks ago we found out that we are having our THIRD girl! I'm very excited:).

One of the things I wanted to write about today is exercising while pregnant. With my other two pregnancies I was so lazy and didn't really exercise at all. Last pregnancy, that resulted in a very sore achy lady by the third trimester. I'm hoping that by keeping at a good exercise routine this pregnancy I will overall just feel better once I hit that last month or two. Late last summer I had been running a lot, but took a pretty long hiatus. At first I wasn't going to try to get back into running, since I hadn't been running when I got pregnant. Then I decided that walking just wasn't fun enough for me, so I thought I'd go ahead and give running a try.

I like to spend a total of 30 minutes on the treadmill, the first two times I walked the first and last ten minutes, then the middle ten minute section was split up four minutes running, two minutes walking, followed by another four minutes running. Today I decided that I was doing fine and could kick it up a notch. My routine today was a total of 15 minutes walking, 15 minutes running. Going by the MPH settings on the treadmill 2 and 3 are walking for me and 4 and 5 are running, so in 10 three minute intervals I went 2-3-4-5-4-3-4-5-3-2, or you could say six minutes walking, nine minutes running, three minutes walking, six minutes running, six minutes walking. I'm hoping that I can continue to increase and get rid of the walking break in the middle at some point, but I'm really trying to take it slow and err on the side of caution.

I've also done yoga everyday for the last three days and slowly I feel like I am being more productive each and every day. Now that things have mostly settled with all that has gone on with my daughter, I really feel like I'm getting into the groove of things and getting settled in to living here.

So there's a short update on just a few things. I'll probably post a few more times this month and fill in a lot of details!

Check out YouTube if you want to see my video updates for the last couple of months: