3 Trimester Woes & Workouts

At 36+ weeks, my body is definitely (literally and figuratively) feeling the pressure of being pregnant. The feelings of constantly being stretched out, spatial relations issues, nausea returning in full force, and some swelling are all occurring. Not to mention the fact that I am completely exhausted about 98% of the time. I have not been getting up for morning workouts, my legs have been sore and therefore not wanting to walk, and I generally am just feeling like loafing around. It is not so fun right now. I am still squeezing in workouts, they are just not the same as the ones that I have been doing - as in, the miles are just not adding up.

But at least I am squeezing in a workout of SOME kind, every single day. Yesterday, I actually managed to do a workout that I have not done for a pretty long time. I did the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, modified for 36 weeks of pregnancy, as well as the fact that my elbow isn't yet strong enough for push-ups (wall push-ups it is!). I also modified by keeping my jumping cardio a little bit less impact, and obviously, standing core/abs stuff. While I was doing the workout apparently Zeus needed some place to rest his head. He had it resting on the lower level of the coffee table. It cracked me up watching him just stand there (yep, STANDING) with his head just resting. But then I sat down to stretch after the video and he immediately found a more comfortable position.
That is my knee and a little puppy dog head resting on it. He cracks me up.

After finishing the workout, I fell asleep on the couch with my pups crowding the baby and I. It was an accident to fall asleep, as I was supposed to be running to Sam's Club to stock up on chicken and a few other things that we need. But it was an accident. I am beat these days, so I just couldn't help it.

And here is a very dark 36 week bump shot.
You get the idea... :)


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