Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Today, I made an odd discovery. I went from 168.6 pounds to 167.8 pounds. I've actually lost weight - lol. I'm not even trying to actively lose weight anymore - just trying to be healthy.
Tomorrow I have my blood drawn again to monitor how quickly my hormone levels are going up due to the pregnancy. I wonder how early they will be able to tell me if the hormone levels are "normal" for this age of the pregnancy.
I also need to ask my doctors (or the nurses) if I can continue to do my 3X Challenge (or if I need to modify it at all). I know I've read you can continue your workout routine if you are used to it, but I just want to be extra careful. Plus it is pretty strenuous for me, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference. I've read that you should keep your heart rate below 140 beats per minute when working out, which if that is the case, I don't have to work too hard to get my heart rate there. Perhaps it is all about listening to your body to know what is right for you. I have read that you should aim to at least walk for 30 minutes 5 days a week, so I've been at least aiming for a brisk treadmill walk (30 minutes 6 days a week). I'm waiting to hear what other things are safe for me to do.
I randomly decided to try on maternity jeans today. Man - they are UGLY. Any suggestions out there for cute maternity brands?