So this pregnancy i thought, 'im gunna be careful with my eating and try to maintain an exercise regime to limit the weight gain'...you know, try to be healthy!
Healthy pregnancy weight gain for someone of my pre-pregnancy size...
15-25lbs - most of this should occur from about 25 weeks on.
Current weight gain at 22weeks....oh you know...12....KG'S!!! So i may or may not have already exceeded the recommended weight gain...possibly...for the entire pregnancy!
TIME FOR ACTION!!
(ok, so that time was probably a while ago, but better late than never right??)
And so i started walking a bit, just to work, or home from work. That ended a couple of weeks ago when, as i was walking by 2 little girls, one looked at me with a horrified expression and said 'Are you having your baby?!?'.....Uh no!! Not for another 4 months thank-you-very-much!!! And as i continued on my humiliated way i suddenly became aware of how i must look! Huge tummy, flushed face, breathing heavily (from walking fast mind you!)...and that waddle!! Yeah, i already waddle :(
Time to find another mode of action!!
It's always a sad day when the only aerobic workout you can find either requires you to A - wear psychedelic lycra that disappears up your *insert-humorous-whistle* or B - twist into the most unbelievable positions where your head almost disappears up your *insert-humorous-whistle-again*! I'm on the hunt for a decent prenatal work out and so far....Well, the pickings are fairly slim! With my first pregnancy i tried Prenatal Pilates. Yup. As you can see from my 30+kg weight gain during said pregnancy, it wasn't successful. I assure you, if you cant bend that way before your pregnant, adding a bulging tum' and swollen everything else sure as heck aint gunna help the situation!!
And so now im waiting for the next dvd to arrive! (Praying for NO Lycra and NO awkward poses!!) And in the mean time, i shall continue to walk up and down our staircase, and down to the letterbox too (The whole 20 meters) with a bag of choc covered raisins in each hand. (For balance obviously)
Please note, weight loss is not the object of desire here! I DO NOT want to lose weight (well, i actually do, but not til Squirt has joined us!). What i do hope to achieve is a healthy weight gain that is appropriate for a pregnant, working mum! Not the excessive 'im pregnant and cant control my eating and im too lazy to move' gain that i experienced last time!
Id love to here how anyone else deals with things like this, and what kind of exercise worked for them! (Aside from swimming! Its the middle of winter and our indoor pools aren't heated enough to stop me from shivering uncontrollably!)
PS: I shall start including my weight gain in my bump updates to shame myself into trying to be healthier!!...(when i remember...)
'Live for a Life without Regret'