This week marks the big double digit marker for my second pregnancy
In case you missed Caitlin’s 10 week update (she’s about 3 weeks ahead of me), make sure you check it out for comparison! Amazing how every pregnancy is so different yet so similar.
So here are my pictures… week 4 when I found out
I swear the second I peed on a stick this pregnancy I popped. Bit of a shock to look down and see a bump then read that your baby is about .2 cm long.
Weeks: 10 weeks
Baby #2 is the size of a kumquat right now. Why not pick a fruit people can actually picture?!
How I’ve Been Feeling: So lethargic! Basically I’ve been trying to reinstate morning naps for my own sake. By 7:30AM I am ready to turn on Sesame Street for Gentry and the sound machine for me.
What I’ve Been Eating: I’m so hungry yet can’t find much that sounds appetizing. Things I have wanted:
CHEESE- Which I never eat otherwise
BREAD – Can’t. Get. Enough. Carbs
CANNED CHICKEN- Can’t bare to even look at fresh chicken breast or ground chicken. Must be
This baby already has bad taste already. YIKES.
Working out: Unfortunately, I can’t completely skip working out although I feel like it because I’m teaching 5-6 cycling classes a week. I used to be able to get up at 5AM, run, then teach class. Now I have to choose between working out early or being able to function for the rest of the day.
Weird things: Besides canned chicken and 7PM bedtimes, I guess not too many yet
Pregnancy Comments: About week 9 I still felt like I was fooling the world with my slim stomach… that is until someone in my cycle class made a comment that they thought I looked pregnant… ALREADY?!
What is tabata?
Tabata is a VERY effective form of interval training. Basically, you pick 2 exercises and alternate between them for 4 minutes total. You do the first exercise for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, straight into the second exercise for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. You alternate between these two 8 times, which equals four minutes.
If that’s too much to think about, download a tabata app
and hit start. It will buzz you in and out of work interval. Just search for tabata timer. There are many free ones.
Here is what it will look like… bare with me on the explanation.
Depending on how many girls come will actually determine the number of stations. Ideally, you want 2 people per station so that one is doing the cardio while the other is doing the strength. I don’t want them doing the same exercise at the same time because I have limited bands and dumbbells. By doing it this way, you really only need 1 of each piece of equipment.
I was too lazy for film (go figure) but these should be pretty self-explanatory, especially if you’ve ever done any of my videos before.
***1/2 crunch holds are just sitting in the top part of a crunch position, then angle back at least 45 degrees, or really as far as you can do, and hold it.
**Flutters are when you lay on your back, but your hands underneath your butt and flutter your legs back and forth. The lower your legs are the more challenging but MAKE SURE you keep your back pressed against the ground
**Crazies are just that… you look crazy. put your hands behind your ears and bring your right leg up to touch your right elbow then your left leg up to touch your left elbow. Go fast.
Don’t forget- you can win prizes for trying this in your neighborhood/backyard/garage!
What’s the weirdest thing you craved during pregnancy?
What’s your rule with asking women if they are pregnant? I won’t do it unless they are in the delivery room!
What’s your workout this weekend?