Something’s been bugging me today that really doesn’t affect me. It just makes me sad.
I’ve been part of the Facebook off-shoot called Circle of Moms, and today I decided to update my profile, add that I’m expecting, get rid of some groups and add a new one. That new one is for moms expecting in September 2010, and it was one of the recent discussions that bothered me.
This mom was talking about how she was at 25 weeks (in the 6th month), had already gained 40 pounds, couldn’t afford to eat healthy (i.e. eat fruits and vegetables), had no time to exercise, was hungry all the time — every excuse in the world — and yet, wanted advice on what to do about her weight.
But then the comments — nearly EVERY woman that responded said she had gained 60 pounds, or 25 pounds, or some ungodly amount of weight. One woman said McDonald’s was on the way to work — implying that she just HAD to stop.
That stuff just blows my mind. I don’t even know how to respond to that stuff expect with my own experience. Quit eating CRAP!
On a positive note, I’m very happy to report that I’ve gained a very healthy and manageable 12 pounds so far this pregnancy. I feel strong, I feel good about how I look and Madeline is kicking like crazy, so she must be good, too.
That doesn’t mean things aren’t changing, though.
This morning, we were told to run three laps around the building during the warm up. I quit after two. I needed to stop. Zach started to fuss at me that I have to communicate with him, but I told him, “That’s what I came in here for!”
We decided it was time to sub rowing for running from here on out. Running has become too uncomfortable for me to continue for the longer distances. Although, I’ll probably still try to do some of the 200m runs at home for a while longer.
That meant today’s WOD was modified:
21 KB swings (M 24K / W 16K)
12 pull ups
I rowed the 400m and used a 12K KB for the swings. I’m still using the blue band for pull ups, and my kips feel pretty good, but I tired out pretty quickly and had to take breathing breaks every 3 to 6 pull ups.
Extra work for today was pretty cool, even though I was really worn out:
25m lunges (I think it was 25m — from the green box to the cars in the parking lot and back)
20 sit ups (knees-to-elbows for me)
20 box jumps (step ups for me)
Don’t know the time — I stopped when Zach told us it was time to stretch.
I was sweaty, and I felt good. Awesome WOD today.