So proud of DadHTP â€“ also known as my swimming buddy extraordinaire â€“ and I for making it to the pool today. Reward popsicles for everyone!
In all seriousness, we did actually high-five each other at the pool. I donâ€™t think either of us believed weâ€™d actually make it. Iâ€™ve been exhausted; heâ€™s been exhausted. My exhaustion is obviously pregnancy-related; heâ€™s working really hard to get back into shape and has been feeling a bit overtrained lately. But we finally found a good day to make it to the pool â€“ we both actually had energy for once!
Instead of doing our normal 18 laps, we purposefully cut it down to 13. I think weâ€™ve both been pushinâ€™ ourselves a bit too hard at the pool.
Side note: Iâ€™ve gotten dozens and dozens of comments and emails about my maternity fitness swimsuit , so I figured it warranted a blog mention. When I began pregnant, I looked online for a swimsuit and found there were almost no (desirable) options. Instead, around the fourth month, I opted to purchase a suit that was two sizes larger than my normal size. I got it on sale at Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods and it was only $40 or so. Normally, fitness suits are skin-tight, so it felt a little loose for a few weeks but I very soon grew into itâ€¦ Nearly 35 pounds later and only 10 days to go until my due date, it still fits! So â€“ Iâ€™d recommend other pregnant swimmers just buy a suit a few sizes larger; no need to special-order a pregnancy-specific suit.
Thank goodness for stretchy material!
Iâ€™ve had eggplant on the brain ever since Nicole served me some for lunch.
To bake, I sliced and salted the eggplant (to draw out moisture and bitterness, per these instructions) and then roasted it at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes.
Anyone else intentionally pull back on their workout today because they were a little tired? Or did you ramp it up because you were on fire (Iâ€™m jeaaaaalous)? Itâ€™s taken me years to figure out how to truly â€˜listen to my bodyâ€™ in these circumstances; I think the key is aiming to be energized, not exhausted.