Motivation Monday: August 16, 2010

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, August 16, 2010.

Hey everyone!

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

Guess what? I’ve officially entered the third trimester!!! I can’t believe that in 9-12 weeks (my first two were early) I’ll be the mom of THREE kids!! Holy smokes! Where has this year gone?

I’ve had a busy week, but have managed to stay active and log 13 more km’s towards my goal of 500 km by the time this kiddo is born. I’m now at 421 km – on track to reach my goal! Yay! My eating is starting to really get wonky ’cause I’m so HUNGRY!! I need to make sure I load up more fruits and veggies in the fridge, and make sure I bring a pile to work with me – that way I won’t be tempted by the endless supply of cakes, cookies etc… that always seems to be present.

On Thursday I had my first 3rd trimester midwife appointment – everything is going well, my belly is measuring 28 wks, my blood pressure is back up a bit (this is nice because it was super low 84/56), and she took a blood sample to test my iron levels. I’ve been tired lately and we’re not sure if it’s the exercise, low iron, or just 3rd trimester fatigue.

Here’s what I managed to fit in this week:

Monday: I attended a communications course, so I missed my regular Boot Camp fitness class, so instead I ran 4k.
Tuesday: Ran 5k.
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: No workout because I had my first 3rd Trimester midwife appointment!
Friday: Did my Walk and Tone mp3 Workout – my arms were killing me on Saturday morning! (walked 4k)
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Super hot day so I spent an hour swimming with the kids and pretending to be a “shark”.

This week I’ll cut out the running – it’s hurting my symphysis pubis (pelvis) way too much, so instead I’ll do my Walk and Tone mp3 three times, and workout with my trainer twice.

Have a great week everyone!!

PS – Congrats to Kimberly of Christlikemommy (aka @christlikemommy) on being Mamavation Sista of the Week!!


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  • Skinny Sushi
    August 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    It’s so great that you’ve been able to keep exercising! I was on bedrest for five months during my pregnancy and couldn’t do anything at all! I’m hoping for better luck next time around because I think it’s so healthy to keep moving like you’re doing. I hope your last few months go well and you keep feeling great!

  • Steph aka Running Mom
    August 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    You are such an inspiration to me! The only exercise I did during my pregnancy was lifting fork to mouth and here you are running at 28 weeks. Wow, that’s all I can say! Wow!

  • Shannon
    August 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Happy 3rd trimester!! Congrats on logging 13 more km! Your awesome in my book!

  • Kimberly @christlikemommy
    August 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    You are just awesome! I am amazed at your activity during pregnancy! Congrats on hitting the 3rd trimester! You are so close! Have an awesome week!

  • Ivette Muller
    August 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Many props for continuing to excercise while you are pregnant. The 3rd trimester only gets more challenging toward the end. Hopefully this will give you more energy towards the end! 🙂

  • colleen
    August 16, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Congrats on being in your 3rd trimester…time is going by so fast! Great job keeping up all the exercising!

  • Lisa @ljenator
    August 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

    YAY FOR THIRD TRIMESTERS!! And YAY FOR USING A MIDWIFE! 🙂 I’m a labor doula, and I always love to hear of people using midwives! 🙂

    You’re doing great, love!! Super impressed with you!

  • Scarlett Black @MMScarlett
    August 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Awesome workouts! IT amazes me every week how you keep moving no matter how pregnant you are!

    I am loving the mp3!

    Have a great week.

  • Leah @bookieboo
    August 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    OMG…are you on the 3rd trimester already? Where has the time gone! Your activity level is something I would TOTALLY brag about! XXOO

  • Lori
    August 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Doood..your pregnancy has gone by fast!!!! You are a rockstar staying active while preggo!

  • Krista
    August 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Wow. I know every week I say the same thing…Wow! I wish I had known you when I was pregnant with E. Things may be very different now. Ah well, things are they way they are and they have led me here now. You are really inspirational pregnant or not!

  • Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    August 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    You are such an inspiration, Janice! Your fatigue may be a combo of all three things. And the hunger? I remember being ravenous in the 3rd trimester and I wasn’t working out. Now, I get ravenous after a good workout & I’m not preggers. Can’t imagine how much more hungry you are!

    Hope all continues to go well with the bambino!

  • kia
    August 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats on T3. You have been very smart with activity this pregnancy… can’t wait to congratulate you for 500 kms!

  • laura @SeeLauraRun
    August 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I’m amazed how much physical activity you’ve been able to do while pregnant!

    Keep up the great work hun!!

    Laura @SeeLauraRun

  • Roxy
    August 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    How exciting! That baby is going to be a serious acrobat. Already going through gymnastics in mommy’s belly. LOL. I can’t wait to see photos of this little one!

    I’m interested in learning what kind of things you’re being taught in your communications course. Do tell!

  • Weight Loss Motivation
    August 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I really like how even though you attended a communcations course and missed you regular boot camp fitness calss, you still ran 4kms. That is excellent.

    I find that a lot of people I know will ditch exercise the minutes something else comes up.

  • Heather @ Frugal Southern Living
    August 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    What an inspiration! I haven’t logged even 1km this year (sad I know, but I really hate running) let alone 421!! I am going to set a goal for myself to run/walk a set amount by December 31st. Haven’t figured out yet what is reachable for me, but I’ll put it in my Mamavation post on Monday 🙂 Good luck reaching your 500 goal and kudos to keeping up with the workouts while pregnant.

  • lorrie
    August 21, 2010 at 12:34 am

    great job at doing all that workouts I need to create a schedule but i do have a busy weekend coming up so that will help