Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh yeah, I have a running blog...

I guess it's hard to remember to blog about exercising when you haven't been exercising. Oops! I have to laugh when I go back and read my journal of the day I found out I was pregnant. I had such good intentions, I was going to be so fit during my pregnancy. I was going to run, work out, eat right and not gain 50 lbs. Well today I'm 29 weeks along and I'm not looking so good on my goals. Here's the good and the bad. I'll start with the bad to get it out of the way:

1) I haven't done any sort of consistent exercise in 3 months. Last month I only "worked out" 3 out of 30 days. (and those work outs were barely worthy to be called real exercise)
2) At my last Dr. appt I was shocked to see that I've already gained a solid 29 lbs. That would be cool if I was due next week. With 11 weeks to go that's not happy news.
3) My Dr. informed me last week that you only need 500 extra calories a day when you're prego. WHOA! I think I've been eating at least 2 to 3 times that amount!
4) Halloween didn't help my eating habits. Up next: My birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It's gonna be really really hard not to gain another 20 lbs before this baby gets here.
5) My neighbor saw me for the first time in a couple months and said, "Wow Becca, your face has gotten so round and swollen! What happened?" I told her it was probably just the pregnancy but she looked at me with deep concern and said, "Yes, but what else?" (in her defense, she's not from the U.S. and I think in her culture it's okay to say stuff like that) STILL, it's one thing to get a big belly when you're pregnant, but it's not fun at all to get pregnant in your face!

Okay, I'm done with my whiny venting. Here's the good news : )

1) I feel really awesome. I have tons of energy, I can keep up with my kids. I can lift both girls, transfer car seats, bend over and do baths, and overall feel pretty agile and spry for a big pregnant girl.
2) While I'm not thrilled with my weight gain, I have to admit it was pretty darn fun eating all the awesome stuff I did to gain it! We're talking some good good grub!
3) Taber still thinks I'm hot.
4) I love feeling my little guy move around. He's super active and it's just fun bonding with him even before he's officially "here."
5) I walked today. It took me 35 minutes to walk 2 miles but at least I put my running shoes on and made my body move. It was awesome.
6) I won't be pregnant forever, and when I'm not, even if it takes awhile, I'm confident that someday I will be back on the running scene and putting miles back on the road.

Until then, I'll try to be better about blogging on here. If nothing else to at least chronicle the last bit of my pregnancy so I don't forget the joys, aches and pains of the fabulous 3rd trimester : )


  1. Hang in there Becca! You'll be back in shape and running like the wind before you know it...pushing your little guy in the jogging stroller :)

    It's great that you feel good and are able to do all the things you need to do. That is a huge blessing in and of itself.

    Rock on!

  2. HA! I love the comment from your neighbor! It is funny how people from diff. countries say exactly what is on their mind. No qualms at all. I had a lady from Germany asked me at church in front of a bunch of people, if that was truly my real hair color. Gotta love it! You have got plenty of time to get back on the road girl. Look at me, I didn't even START running until after my 7th!

  3. You totally need to give yourself a break! Enjoy the time you have to take a break and don't feel guilty about it. Me? I'm taking a break with no excuses (and it's really hard). I kind of wish I were prego so I'd have an "excuse". :) You know that you'll be back after the baby's here, so don't beat yourself up over it. Granted, it will be hard to get back, but don't dwell on that it up! You're doing great!

  4. Yeah, I gained 45 lbs with my pregnancy - and she came 5 weeks early! But the good news is that is comes off fast. I'm 2 weeks pospardum and I only have 10 more lbs to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight.
    Good luck with the last trimester!

  5. Ha Ha! When I was pregnant with Lily my neighbor from India said basically the same thing to me. I walked out the door and she said, "Naomi, did you quit your job at the gym? You shouldn't have. You are getting very fat." I had to laugh because she was honestly the nicest person I ever met...just a little more blunt then I was used to.

    Glad you are trying to look at the bright side of things too. You're right, it won't last forever. Good luck dude!

  6. Dude. Pregnancy is such a freaking sacrifice, isn't it?! Oh man, I gained 50 lbs too w Landon. As much as I love motherhood--I'm terrified of having another one. I would get those kinds of comments ALL.THE.TIME. My favs were "WOW! You're only (fill in the blank) weeks along, I thought you were way further than that!" and "You're HUGE!" In fact, on the way home from the hospital I stopped at Walgreens to pick "supplies" and the clerk was like "oh when are you due?" Yeah, the baby's in the car. These came from Americans, super awesome Americans at that. Newsflash a-holes out there: Never tell a prego woman she's huge. Nobody's fooling anyone, pregnancy is total hell. Anyone who goes through it is a champ in my book. From the pics I've seen you look great. Be proud of yourself, you'll be back to running in no time toting a little Rigg Nugget!

  7. haha had to laugh about your neighbor b/c when I was pregnant with Kenz, I had a neighbor from Mexico who told me that all my pregnancy weight went straight to my butt! Thanks, Lady...
    So remember how I thought I was gonna run a half marathon 2 months after having baby? hahahah!! Wow that's so ambitious it's kind of embarrassing...
    I could relate to every part of this post. I gained almost 50 lbs, but somehow I still felt great! Kyle is 3 months old now and it's really hard for me to run, I hope it goes better for you. I feel like wearing my marathon shirt to the gym just to make people confused. haha... well, it is definitely a process getting back into running. But you're right, sooner or later we'll get back to the way we were!