Nice weekend

Yep, I’m going to talk about the weather.  It was so nice out this weekend.  I got to pull out some summer maternity clothes for a last day out on Saturday and even Sunday was warmer than it has been.

I bought a few items to get me through a chilly fall but I don’t love much of it.  I don’t want to buy much since I don’t have much longer to go and I’ve been keeping an eye out for sales.  I found a pair of jeans that are good enough at Old Navy.  They are fairly comfortable but not as flattering as I would like.  I guess that is the most I can expect at almost 38 weeks!  I also found a nursing/maternity shirt at target that is now my favorite.  It even has a hood.  I wish they had it in more colors so I could buy a bunch.

I’ve bought a few other fall items…leggings and long tops, a few other tops for jeans.  But none of them are great.  So if the weather wants to be a bit warmer, I’ll take it.  Hopefully I can use what I have and do some creative layering to get me through the next few weeks.

The weekend happenings were a 1st birthday party, watching my husband compete in a duathlon and watching a bunch of football.  My jersey is starting to reach a not fitting point, but at least now it’s “fitted” enough to make me look pregnant instead of like I’m wearing a tent!

Workout Saturday – Yoga and a walk
Workout Sunday – Turbofire Fire 45 EZ
Workout today – Elliptical and lift

Add ons

A bit over a week ago, I did a workout that I hadn’t done for a bit (the Moms Into Fitness youtube video mentioned here).  It has more squats and lunges than I’ve been doing lately.  The next day or three my legs were so sore, so I knew I needed to up my workouts to include more legs.

Each week, I say my plan is three strength training workouts.  Lately it has been three but the third has been something lighter.  Usually this is because I have needed to sleep in one day and I have difficulty working out at night.  So evening workouts get a bit less structure and time.  And the planned workout becomes something entirely different.

Today and whenever I lift next this week, I will add squats and lunges to finish off my workout.  I will need the extra leg strength as first my belly continues to grow and then to carry a child with me.

I do both with hand weights by my sides, not with a weight on my back.  It isn’t recommended to use a barbell on your back during pregnancy.  I have no noticeable soreness from this morning so far!

I also recommended some workout pants to a woman at the gym but I’m not sure if I mentioned them here.  Most of my pants are from Old Navy, but ether ones I have from For Two Fitness are my favorite!  Great material and the foldover waist is still not bulky.  They weren’t priced quite as nice as Old Navy, but I do think they are worth a little extra.  I think they will hold up nicely if you plan on another pregnancy or have a pregnant friend to pass them on to.