Entry: Baby Journal: Living up these first weeks... Apr 16, 2008

So I don't really feel very pregnant right now.  I'm eating as best I can, and the only thing that is noticeable is that I get tired a little easier now than I did.  And that I have to have breakfast.

I went to the gym last night and ran a mile and a half.  Granted, I won't be breaking any distance and speed records any time soon, but it was really nice to just run along on a treadmill.  The soft landings were quite nice.  I lifted a little, did a little bit of ab work, just so I don't get too squishy through this process.

As I was running, I'd talk to the baby.  "Come on little Bean... a little longer to go.  Healthy hearts Baby Bean, healthy hearts."  I can tell you though, a mile and a half was all that was in the tank.  I hopped off, realizing I could have gone further, but I have a track workout this afternoon, but I was satisfied.

I'm also trying to eat as well as I can.  I figure the better I eat, the better I'll feel and look, as well as the health of the babe.  I really don't want to be one of those women who get super huge in their pregnancies, especially since I have worked so hard to get in shape.  But to be honest, as my father in law said, all of that work was training leading up to the biggest endurance event I'll face.  I like that analogy.

I went to the book store last night too to get another pregnancy book, in particular on fitness and nutrition.  Nutrition books abound!!  Loads of those.  Fitness books?? None to be found.  So I'll have to research the web and talk to my former trainers at the HIT center to see what I can be doing (and what I shouldn't be doing).  I'm cleared for most everything, including running, so that is a big relief.

I also grabbed up some folic acid and fish oil, as I'm not getting enough in my daily diet, and my aversion to orange juice at the moment is pretty strong.

I'm just happy to not be sick so far.  Though, I have heard horror stories of women who were not sick, only to find out the embryo never developed.  I'm just taking it easy in my workouts (still enough to break a sweat, not enough to be exhausted.  Just a good 30-45 minutes in the gym and on the track four nights a week.), and I'm watching what I eat.  It's about all I can do right now.  Oh, and just be happy to not be sick.  Yet.

I was assured that that was coming down the pipe next.


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