I’m officially in my third trimester! I can’t believe it. My due date is exactly three months from yesterday.
Sometimes I’ll walk into the bathroom at work and catch a glance of myself in the full length mirror and think, “WHOA. Am I really that big?”
And yes, I know I’ll only get bigger from here, but it does seem like my belly has really rounded out in the past few weeks.
I think I wore a real maternity shirt every day this week. It’s actually kind of fun incorporating some new clothes into my wardrobe — all of which were free (borrowed) or super cheap (thrifted). And maternity shirts just look better since, obviously, they’re designed for my current shape.
I’m still clinging to a few pairs of my regular pants, mostly ones that are low-riding, but I did end up purchasing a pair of maternity jeans this past week. I had $30 in “bump bucks” at Destination Maternity if I spent $75. So, of course, I stretched that $75 as far as I could and got a pair of jeans, a nice top and a tank top for a grand total of $50.
The jeans are actually skinny jeans (but not the skin tight kind), which will be nice since I can wear them with flats now and boots later. They’re really comfy (huge stretchy elastic waistbands tend to be). The only problem is they stretched out a bit after the first wear, as jeans tend to do, and kept sagging on me the second day I wore them. I guess that means there’s room to grow though.
I mentioned that my belly has been rounding out, but unfortunately the rest of me is feeling a little jiggly too. This is, I’m sure, due to the fact that I haven’t worked out in a good 2 weeks. Too tired in the morning + commitments every evening = no exercise. I haven’t exactly been holding back on the desserts either. Thankfully this week is a little slower, so I plan to get back to body pump and maybe even try out that prenatal belly dancing that I’ve been teasing you with.
I did attempt a run this evening, just because it was so nice out and I felt like it. I had limited time, so I did one mile, switching off walking and running every .25 mile. I think the one word that would best sum up how I felt is HEAVY. Those extra 15 pounds have never been so evident!
To keep me accountable, here’s a quick workout plan for the week:
M: Walk to the Y (2ish miles) + 7:20 p.m. Body Pump
T: Prenatal belly dancing
W: 2-mile walk to farmers market and back over lunch
Th: 5:30 a.m. Body Pump
S: 3-mile walk
I also made an exciting purchase this afternoon that I will share with you tomorrow. (Oh the suspense!)