This is a loose record of the last two weeks, I didn’t record every day so it’s kind of hard to say how accurate this is so let’s take it with a grain of pregnancy brain! What I will say I got so many comments and messages on FFFF #74 where I mentioned my disappointment about my pregnancy exercise level. It seems that I’m not the only one that is surprised by how little exercise my body is cool with during pregnancy, which makes me feel 100 x better.
As my Aunt said:
“You are creating a HUMAN BEING inside of yourself right now, so no feeling guilty because you missed some jumping jacks.”
And she is right.
Exercise can be so good for your body, the baby, and the mind in so many ways, but it can always become an addiction. Just like anything else that gives you a high, you crave it, maybe sometimes more than you should. At least that’s how I think of it.
So, I’m more at peace the last couple weeks with lots of walking, a swim workout, and usually two strength workouts. I also stopped doing any split leg exercises like lunges which seem to aggravate my SI issues, that’s helped A TON! So here is what I think I got done the last couple of weeks:
Friday (7/20) –
Saturday (7/21) – Walk Nala
Sunday (7/22) – OFF
Monday (7/23)- Walk Nala
Tuesday (7/24) – Walk & Workout
Wednesday (7/25) – Walk Nala
Thursday (7/26) Walk Nala & Workout
Friday (7/27) – Walk Nala
Saturday (7/28) – Walk Nala
Sunday (7/29) – OFF
Monday (7/30) – Trimotus Appointment
Tuesday (7/31) Walk Nala & Workout
Wednesday (8/1) – long walk with Nala
Thursday (8/2) – MIL walks Nala but she won’t go with her. She keeps looking back at the house every five seconds.
I wish I had done a better job at recording some of our meals we ate out the past couple of weeks.
Most recently we had sushi (well everyone else had Chinese food and I had sushi), as I mentioned in yesterday’s DIL post.
We also had Mexican food at Serranos out with the family. I ate my weight in chips and ate the meal over the course of a couple days.
And breakfast at Crackers, Mr. Hungry and I split the biscuits and gravy. I’m so glad eggs and bacon are tasting good again, win for protein!
We also ate at Grandma’s FAVORITE restaurant ever, Duck and Decanter, at which I got a BLT sandwich. However, I didn’t take a photo because the whole experience was incredibly stressful. Sandwich shops are really difficult to eat at when pregnant, at least for me.
The recommendations have changed so much in the last decade in regards to pregnancy safe foods, most people have NO idea you can’t eat lunch meat without cooking it. I’m not into steaming my lunch meat. Even if I was, I don’t really trust the workers anywhere to actually heat the meat to STEAMING. Sure they may heat it up, but did it steam?
After several fails at Grandma’s favorite sandwich shop (the time I got the grilled cheese that was actually just two warm pieces of bread with cheese in the middle, the time I got an egg burrito and they had to remake it because there was Canadian bacon in it, and most recently the time I got the bacon cooked like leather in a BLT) I’m boycotting it until Hungry Baby makes his appearance.
I know I could get soup but it’s like 115F out so no thank you. I know I could get a salad with no protein on it, but that sounds not filling. Grandma also likes Coco’s and Einsteins so I think I will be insisting on that for the next couple of months. Okay done with that tangent!
Yes—> This post has such a good explanation of hormones that make a difference in weight loss!
I need to make this! Apple Butter reminds me of my Grandma who used to make me apple butter toast. You can make it in the Instant Pot!
If you haven’t seen the Netflix documentary Rotten – especially the episode about raw milk (“milk money”) you need to watch it. Sadly, here is yet another child victim who fell ill from consuming raw milk in an effort to fight allergies. You guys, this is one of the reasons you have to be SO SO SO careful about who you seek nutrition advice from. The article states the raw milk was recommended by a “nutritionist.”
Remember that a nutritionist can mean anything from a 2-week certification to 2 years. Yes, I do know some good nutritionists, some of them are very knowledgeable. But the fact is, to truly be safe you need to see a Registered Dietitian, they will be designated as an RD or RDN. We have to complete a degree with heavy science backgrounds, an internship, and pass a written exam. We are held liable as medical professionals, some of us work in hospitals alongside doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Nutritionists are not allowed to do that.
Our training teaches us to make evidence-based science recommendations and seek to make sure that any recommendation does no harm. In other words, while raw milk might be helpful in some instances, I would never make that recommendation because the potential to do harm (kill a small child) is too great. Pasteurization of milk was one of the greatest food safety inventions of the 21st century, we do not need to go back in time. Please be careful about who you see for nutrition recommendations, and never drink raw milk. Just my opinion and that is your PSA for today.
Along those same lines – a new study found that intermittent fasting is no better than general calorie restriction for improving diabetes markers.
These 17 Healthy Lunches you can take to work with you will totally save the day!
Fun articles I wrote on the JAP blog: Hot Dogs Throughout History and Tips for Bringing Foood to the Beach
Thank you so much for shouting out my apple butter. I definitely need to look at those healthy lunch ideas you mention… I don’t know why lunch is so hard, but it is (sigh). Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Kelli Shallal MPH RD says
It totally is! It’s like survival time! ha ha and you are welcome it looks so good!