Friday, March 12, 2010

Feeling the Itch

I stole this picture from Candace :) We are at the Bellevue 5K Hope for Haiti Race. Sometimes it's hard to get this many people together all at the same time! From left to right: Amber, Huddy, Ginny, Candace (with her sweet niece), Allison, Grace and I. Let me say, I am a little grateful that the sun is bouncing off of me because if you didn't know I was pregnant, you would just think I let myself go. HA! Amber and Candace ran the race in record time (really proud of them!) and I kept the other girls held back with me walking but boy did Grace try to kill us with the speed walking! We actually jogged a handful of time...well, not a full handful...a few finger-ful of times, though. Our finish time will be kept a secret.

Which brings me to my thoughts for the day. I am at 14 weeks pregnant today (yippee!) and I am just feeling HUGE! I know all you previously pregnant women out there are laughing hysterically trying to catch your breath right now, but it's true! I remember when my cousin was pregnant and when Allison was pregnant and just felt like they wanted to get past that stage of "OOH, is she pregnant or has she just quit Weight Watchers all together???". So, the motivation for the picture from last Saturday is the fact that I am in the mood to work out...I am "feeling the itch" but I know I am a bit more limited. I remember Allison telling me when she was pregnant that at that point more than ever she just wanted to work out! And, as soon as she said that I committed her to a 5K 2 months after Hudson was really...I did. I have a feeling that will come back to bite me very soon.

I know the safest thing is to walk for my pregnancy so I will plan on doing that...I guess I have been lied to thinking that walking really isn't considered a workout but I know that is a joke! For goodness sake-I took a walking class in college so I know if you keep your intensity up you can still get a great workout...and it's better for your knees (that was the Grandma in me talking). I was a spin class fanatic about this time last year and loved it and was pretty pumped because I was thinking it would help me lose weight...after doing it for about 6 months straight I hadn't lost anything! I was so shocked! And, I was killin' it on that bike! So, I decided then to start Weight Watchers and I automatically started dropping weight (it was NOT easy at all but it was a fun challenge) I started to think "well, why work out when my goal is to lose weight and I am doing it by just eating right" all that to say that I didn't really work out more than once a week in the probably six months that led up to me getting pregnant. And, I know they always say that you can "do what you did before" and at that point I hadn't done a whole for baby number 2 I at least know that I need to work out before I get pregnant so I can keep that going.

Enough of that. I promise I did not mean to be "Debbie Downer" about my pregnancy. I am truly and I mean TRULY blessed with this pregnancy! I have had NO morning (or night) sickness and everything is running so smoothly so I am honestly VERY blessed and thankful!

I love looking at the calendar and having things planned for the next few weekends! This weekend starts a wedding shower for my little sis' from my sorority (ok, who am I kidding-they were called "tribes" at MC) and next Thursday Grant and I leave with the youth group to head to Atlanta for Six Flags! We are also going to visit Millenium Park and eat at The Varsity (greasy but yummy food!)! I will be sitting out the rides being pregnant so we will see how that goes. And, then shortly after that I have an ultrasound to find out the sex of our baby! And, on that same day starts the Saturday night service at Christ Church! That will be a WONDERFUL day! Here's the website again:

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend! Enjoy the weather (hope the rain holds out!)!!!


  1. (It's Chelsea) :-) You should look in the Memphis area and find a yoga class for pregnant women. My sister did it and it was amazing! I imagine it would give you some encouragment being around other pregnant women going through the same "problems". I do yoga twice a week and it kicks my butt but it won't push your body being pregnant because you control your own movements.

  2. You don't look like a fatso at all! I promise :)

    One great work out that I have found that you can do is Walk Away the Pounds. (You can find the DVD set on ebay.) You can make it as simple or as difficult as you'd like. (When starting our workout class at church, I was looking for something that any age or level of fitness can do. There is a 1 2 3 4 or 5 mile walk. It's a great workout and it's fun! You walk in place, do leg lifts, kicks, work your arms, etc. I think you'd enjoy it and it's something that you could def. do with little Nixon!