Real clothes = real work. Pajamas are not as conducive to productivity (or appropriate at the office).
Just a Tupperware lunch:
Goat cheese and hummus sammie:
Plus raw veggies for lunch. This was a desperate toss-in. I donâ€™t even like raw broccoli.
Yesterday, I was thinking about my exercise habits through pregnancy (10 weeks on Wednesday â€“ wahoo! Double digits!). My habits have been all over the place. One week, Iâ€™ll run 4 times and cover 15 miles. The next, Iâ€™ll run once and lay on the couch the rest of the time. While Iâ€™m certainly not beating myself up over my lazier weeks, itâ€™s really NOT the way I want to behave through pregnancy. Iâ€™m really committed to staying active, and I have grand dreams of doing a sprint tri in October, a few months after the baby is born (please donâ€™t crush my dreams right now if this is unrealistic).
Anyway â€“ yesterday, I realized the problem. This is one of the first times in the last four or five years that I have exercised without a race in mind and, therefore, without a training plan. I know some people LOVE the lack of structure, but I really thrive under a training plan and knowing that I *have* to meet minimum goals. It keeps me committed. Not having a race to work for â€“ or a plan to follow â€“ is making me lazy.
While Iâ€™m not comfortable signing up for longer races while pregnant (I am eyeing an upcoming 5K), I CAN exercise under a â€˜training plan!â€™ And I use that term pretty loosely.
My goal is to workout at least three times a week throughout my pregnancy. Why three days a week? I used to exercise 5 â€“ 6 days a week but think that is currently pretty unrealistic for me (if you can do that pregnant, more power to you!). I think four days is a good goal, but I donâ€™t want to feel like I didnâ€™t achieve something if I only do three. So, by setting my minimum at three, Iâ€™m hoping to always look back over my â€˜training planâ€™ and feel accomplished. My #1 healthy living mantra, after all, is DONâ€™T SET YOURSELF UP TO FAIL!
Also, I didnâ€™t identify any specific workouts because my workouts will be based on how I feel, given the day. Hopefully, I will continue to run throughout my pregnancy, but some weeks, I might just go on three long walks. And again, I never want to feel like a failure.
And yes â€“ I have zero delusions about my due date. I have a sneaking suspicion this baby will not be completely baked in 40 weeks.
Just wanted to share because I thought this â€˜training planâ€™ concept would be fun for loads of people â€“ not just pregnant ladies! It will keep me accountable, help me reach goals, and give me a confidence boost. A very good training plan, indeed.