Monday, March 21, 2011


So I am starting to think that exercise might just be done for me for now.  We drove to S Cal for a weekend to attend a wedding the first week of March and I just have been sufferings a series of discomforts since then.  Restless leg syndrome, pressure headaches that make me slightly dizzy if I don't lay down, and extremely uncomfortable/mildly painful pelvic pressure that makes walking and standing very uncomfortable.  Going grocery shopping tires me so much now that I have to put my feet up for an hour afterward!

Anyhow, I have given up on exercise for now because I just can't summon the energy and the physical strength/comfort at this time.  Maybe that'll change, but right now, I am taking it easy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekly Summary

M: 2 mile walk with Luke
T: nothing
W: 1 hour yard work- pruning the crepe myrtle
Th: 2 mile walk, 1 hour yard work- raking
F: 1 hour yard work- chopping out crepe myrtle into small enough pieces for the garbage men to take away
S: 1 mile walk
S: 2 mile walk alone

Grandpa was in town this week, so I was privileged enough to take 2 walks by myself. I was feeling better too, so I got some much needed Spring yard cleaning work done.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Week 39 Summary for Jessica

3/13 - Sunday
3/14 - Bob Harper Pure Burn Super Strength DVD, 60 min. section
3/15 - Tae Bo Turbo Fat Burner DVD
3/18 - Jackie Warner Xtreme Timesaver Training DVD

3/19 - Dancing with the Stars DVD - Jive section

This week was weird, because I really had to force myself to exercise. I kept wanting to crochet instead! But not a bad week. Maybe I'll manage to do the Bob Harper 60 min. cardio DVD tomorrow. I haven't done that one for awhile, and I want to.

How's everyone else doing?


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Week 38 Summary for Jessica

3/6 - nothing
3/7 - Jackie Warner Xtreme Timesaver Training DVD
3/8 - nothing
3/9 - Crunch Boot Camp DVD
3/10 - Dance of the Inches: Hip-Hop Party - 2/3 sections
3/11 - Ultimate Tae Bo (hee, hee - this was way too corny and fun)

3/12 - nothing

Yay! Nice to be back to 4x/week. It's very good not to be sick anymore.

Katie - thanks for the comment on my last week's post. But I think I'd die if I tried to do everything all in one day!



Yesterday's walk and yard work were a no-go. First, I forgot that we had a Lenten retreat all day, and second I felt faint again when I got home from the retreat. The midwives were not too concerned, but I think I'll call this week if the faint feeling keeps up. I just can't seem to get anything done when it happens. Sometimes that is most of the day!

I did manage my walk today and was feeling better.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Feeling Better

M: Yard work for 1 hour
T: 2 mile walk with Luke, yard work
W: 2 mile walk alone
Th: Bike riding 20 mins
F: Bike riding 45 mins
S: Bike riding 45 mins (planned) + yard work
S: 2 mile walk alone (planned)

This week Nathan came home and I got a lot of energy back! I think I was just emotionally worn out last week. Also, saw the Dr. and baby is doing well, weight gain is on track, etc...

Hope you all had a good week!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week 37 Summary for Jessica

Well, after getting over the flu, I got a nasty cold. So, all I have to report for last week is two 35 minute walks. Hopefully this next week I'll be able to get back into a regular exercise schedule. I really miss it!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

On the mend a bit

So, I think I just needed a 'blah' week.  I had an encouraging midwife appt this last week.  Encouraging in that she said, "Yes, that is normal!"  Basically, this pregnancy has felt like the 3rd trimester in many ways for a while.  The feeling of carrying a bowling ball resting between your legs and fairly intense and regular Braxton Hicks have been a regular part of my life.  I just feel so much more uncomfortable with this one than the others and it is just my multiple pregnancies finally taking effect.

I did a light weight, pilates workout on Monday and ran 2 miles on Tuesday.  The rest of the week was shot because of preparing to travel and then traveling down to So. Cal for a wedding.  However, I feel encouraged and motivated again, and that is what matters.

Katie, like you, I have to take a break the day after (even if I walk or go to church).  Any activities that involve me being on my feet for a considerable amount of time greatly intensify the above symptoms for me.  But a day of rest helps minimize things again.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Working and Resting

For the past few weeks, I have had to slow down a little. I am struggling with feeling faint at times (not while exercising, just at times throughout the day). I can do a good workout one day, and then nothing at all the next. When I was pregnant with Luke, I experienced something similar. I apparently have low blood pressure that gets lower when I am pregnant and often causes me to feel weak and faint. So, when I feel like that, I usually nix any great exercise feats for the day.

The other reason that I have been tired is because of all the yard work that has had to be done- pulling weeds, planting, raking (bags and bags!). It is Spring here in Houston!

So here is what the past two weeks looked like as best as I can remember:

M: Prevention DVD + yard work for 1 hour
T: Nothing
W: 1 hour yard work
Th: Nothing
F: Prevention DVD
S: Bike riding 30 mins
S: 2 mile walk alone

M: 2 mile walk pushing Luke
T: Nothing
W: Walked around the Houston Rodeo with Luke for nearly 4 hours (too much)
Th: Nothing!
F: Bike for 30 minutes
S: Plan to bike
S: Plan to bike