We are also in the midst of finding a new place to live. Preferably somewhere larger and closer to family. We have had luck finding places, but not getting them. Usually what will happen is I will call the second they are posted online only to find out someone else already applied and was approved. It's getting frustrating, especially because after the baby comes I probably won't want to leave our house to check the place out, so my husband will be on his own with that. I have faith in him, but of course I want a say too!
The last week has been a lot of cleaning, organizing, some freaking out, and some working out. Overall it has been great. My migraines subsided since I took maternity leave; the doctor thinks they were partially hormonal and partially stress-induced. I think it also helped that I have been taking my prenatal yoga and strength classes again. We are now waiting to hear about a condo we're interested in, and we should know by Wednesday. Of course, we are battling with another couple on that one too.
Something else I did this week was write down some goals. Since my weight has tapered off for this pregnancy, I decided to estimate my weight after birth and how much I would have to lose to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I know it's not going to be easy, but I'm not your average lady.
I'm actually more interested in toning and firming my body rather than fitting into a certain size pant, shirt, or dress. What's the point in being thin if you're not healthy and strong? Still, I made a goal weight, and it's what I was pre-pregnancy. This workout is very similar to what I did pre-pregnancy and throughout the beginning of my pregnancy. At the moment, I am taking prenatal yoga and strength training classes about 2-3 times per week and walking. I'm hoping to get cleared by my midwife to start this sooner than most women because I had been doing this prior to pregnancy and throughout my first two trimesters before sticking to prenatal-only classes. Feel free to copy and paste this plan to make it your own.
Healthy Moms Make Healthy Babies
(me at 37 weeks)
(me at 37 weeks)
Goal Weight: 112 lbs (pre-pregnancy weight)
Current Weight: ___ lbs
Jog/Walk 1-3 miles (depending on postpartum recovery) at 6am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. If there is too much snow, go to the gym and use the track.
- Bench Press or Incline Bench Press
- Cable or Dumbbell Flyes
- Push Ups of any kind
- Pull Ups (as many as I can do)
- Bent Over Dumbbell Row
- Free Hang from Pull Up Bar
- Arnold Dumbbell Press (overhead press with weights coming down ½ way)
- Arm Circles
- Barbell Squat
- Lunge with Weights on Shoulders
- Calf Raises
- Fire Hydrant
- Close Grip (lie on back with weight, bend at elbows, extend, come back down)
- Extend Arm Behind / Tricep Extension
- Curls (palms would face up to sky)
- Preacher Curl (hands in candlesticks)
- Alternating Sit Ups
- Side Planks
- Plank Walk to Push Up