Exercise: 5 mile tm run- 9:30 avg pace w/ negative splits and rolling hills
For me, running on the treadmill is so much easier than on the road. That being said I much prefer running outside for the scenery but when I just want to get a run done, can't beat the treadmill. I had fun playing with speed and incline and it was a pretty tough and sweaty run.
Even though I got a good amount of exercise today I don't feel as though my nutrition today has been on point an I was contemplating working out on the elliptical for a bit. Then I realized I was crazy because I'll be up in 8 hours to workout again. Since I started seriously considering baby #2 I also started thinking about how it was to be pregnant with Little Man. I had a very easy pregnancy, an average labor, but a less than ideal delivery. I feel like things went awry because of my pre-pregnancy weight, 211. Jeesh. There were some other issues but my weight was a constant concern throughout.
And it didn't help that I gained close to 50 pounds. Crazy! I lost all the baby weight and then some but it is very important that if I do get pregnant again I start at a healthy weight and gain a healthy amount. I'd also like to run through my pregnancy, or at least have the option to. I was told not to run last time because my doc was afraid for my joints with the added weight. I did walk 7 miles every day though.
It's hard to believe I gained so much weight while doing so much exercise. I have heard that some people just gain weight and lose it and my pregnancy weight disappeared pretty easily. But still. So along with losing a few pounds, my goal is 12 in 9 weeks (doable right?) I'm also laying off the booze and trying to eat more whole foods. Last time I didn't do anything special and got knocked up on the first try ;) So let's just hope I'm increasing my odds. Sorry if this is TMI, if you think this is bad I can happily direct you to some blogs that talk about way worse ;) The rowdy blogs are my favorite.
Hope you all have a great Friday. Happy almost weekend!