We are past the first trimester!!
Me and baby bump at 3 months.
Since bump changes will probably start being more rapid now, I’m going to try and take pics each week.
Me and baby bump at week 13.
I wasn’t sure how to break down the pregnancy experience into categories, so this may jump around a bit.
Within the first 7 weeks my tops weren’t fitting since I’m not used to having much of a chest, my XS shirts weren’t working out. I invested in some medium shirts that will hopefully work for awhile.
Sports bras I had the same issue. I’ve bought a few and my favorite is adidas Techfit Bra. It is super stretchy and soft.
Far as pants I jumped into maternity pants as soon as my regular pants didn’t work. I tried the belly band for a time, but my job is a lot of sitting and I felt like I was constantly checking it to make sure my pants weren’t slipping out, etc. Instead of investing in new pants every few weeks, I just figured I might as well get into maternity pants that will last a while. I was surprised that they even have design jean maternity pants. So far I’ve only invested in one pricey pair from Adriano Goldschmied, but the quality is so noticable that I suspect I’ll be looking for a couple pair along the way.
I’m still wearing heels most days. People have told me that I probably shouldn’t, but I figure I’ll give up the pairs that get uncomfortable as I go along.
My nutrition hasn’t been perfect, but not that I expected it to be with Thanksgiving, our wedding anniversary, Rob’s birthday and other events. However, I have been playing the game of eat as much variety in fruits and vegetables as possible. I’ve stocked up for smoothies, veggies in my egg scrambles, salads, and just to eat straight up.
So far in running I’ve done a marathon, two half marathons, two 10Ks, and two 4 mile races. The first 10 weeks were rough exhaustion-wise. I wasn’t running consistently since I normally on week days I would run after work. During this time I would be so tired after work that I usually was passed out and would miss working out.
Then around week 11 I started waking up at 4am. My eyes would pop open and I would be wide awake. I couldn’t get back to sleep. After this happening for a couple of days I realized maybe this could be my new workout time from 4-ish to 5am. At least then I would know I could get in one workout. Here is the progression of my training since getting used to a new workout schedule.
My long runs are much slower, but at least I’m getting to do them.
5.6 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 46:00, 8:17 Pace)
Tuesday (11/20) – Wednesday (11/21):
4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 34:32, 8:38 Pace)
10 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:25:28, 8:33 Pace)
2.1 Miles Easy (Pre-Race, 18:30, 8:44 Pace)
4 Miles Race (30:16, 7:34 Pace, 3rd Age Group)
Total: Run 25.7 Miles
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 43:10, 8:38 Pace)
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 43:06, 8:38 Pace), Upper Body Weights
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 40:26, 8:06 Pace)
8 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1:07:26, 8:26 Pace)
16 Miles Long (Const Trail, 2:28:01, 9:16 Pace)
Totals: Run 39 Miles, Strenghtening 1 Time
4.5 Miles Easy (Treamill, 1% Incline, 39:39, 8:49 Pace)
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, .5% Incline, 42:30, 8:30 Pace)
5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, .5% Incline, 42:34, 8:31 Pace)
20 Miles Spin Class (1:02:28, 19.21 mph)