Baby Is The Size Of An Avocado | Mesha's Pregnancy (Week 16)
Monday July 30, 2018
Started my morning off walking the pups 2 miles.
I'm making an effort to walk them at least 4 times a week. Walking makes me feel good and gives me an opportunity to just reset and clear my mind plus the dogs are extra happy with the consistency.
It was a busy, jam packed day running around... taking care of payroll, coaching my personal training clients, coaching Barbell Class, finishing up nutrition check-ins with Nutrition Clients and then hitting up the grocery store on the way home.
I was exhausted at the end of the day and couldn't focus on anything.
I also felt tired from the weekend festivities celebrating Andy and Kristin's wedding.I felt bloated and fat today. Had to dig deep for energy and just wanted to feel better but I was thankful to get under the barbell and get some squats in. I know the days I'm exhausted and don't want to be active at all are the days I need to move, if not for me for the baby.
I cooked food for dinner when I got home and even fell asleep multiple times on the couch. I forced myself to go to bed at 11pm.
Tomorrow will be a better day.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Felt so much better today!
I slept a deep 8 hours and felt recharged when I woke up.
I pooped right away in the AM!
I walked the pups 2.5 miles and I took them to where the new townhomes are being built. They got lots of new smells in!
Today was a good day, a much better day then yesterday. It's amazing what a good night rest, better nutrition (even when pregnant), and a great workout can do for you. One of the hardest parts about this pregnancy has been the change in mindset with training.
I've always worked towards goals and hitting numbers whether it's body fat percentage, amount of weight lifted, or times in workouts. Now, all of those performance markers really don't matter and I'm struggling to find new ways to gauge success.
I have to be okay with just moving, doing what I can, and staying Fit!
It's not just about me anymore.
Healthy body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Baby!
Wednesday August 1, 2018
Was a busy and productive day. I got a lot of work done but I always tend to push my workout time to be later and later every day. It’s a bad habit I am continuously working on to get better.I had a great training session working on shoulders and back. My left shoulder is bothering me. It needs to be worked on.
Albert went to the golf range with his dad, nephew, and niece and I got the cutest pictures from them.
After the gym, I picked up some dog food and treats for the pups and then I walked the pups 2.4 miles Our table arrived today.
Albert put it together and we ate dinner (takeout from Sushi Roll Roll Roll) sitting at the table together and watched the first day of the CrossFIT games.
Thursday August 2, 2018
Feeling tired today.
I have not been sleeping well this week (Only 1 really good night). I am feeling hungrier than normal. During our team meeting I ate my omelette, peanut butter & jelly sandwich & yogurt, berries and granola.
That was literally all in about 2 hours.
Had a productive meeting with one of our coaches, Jodeci. She is growing up and learning so much about herself right now. I remember when I was her age and figuring myself out. It wasn't easy but I can remember some women in the places I worked at that really helped mentor me and set a good example. I remember how tough and hardworking all the women were in tv and news - even when they were pregnant.
Training went well, it was a nice conditioning workout. My left shoulder is still bothering me. Its a link between my chest, traps, lat and then shoulder. Albert left to see his dad at the hospital. He got rushed there because of pain in his gallbladder and Albert had to drive down to Tacoma. Couldn't tell if he was freaked out or not but it is kind of scary - as we get older our parents need more help.
I was totally drained by the time 4pm rolled around.
I was ready to go home, eat, shower and go to bed. Albert didn’t get home until after midnight from the hospital. I was in bed already. Being home without Albert is lonely.
Friday August 3, 2018
Up at 4am to get ready to assist Coach Erika this morning with classes and Reign First Friday. I picked up the donuts and coffee for First Friday, of course from Chuck! (Had to get a few for me and Albert too LOL it's the best and Albert's favorite. No matter where we go he always says it's not better than Chuck's)
I ended up jumping into class with 5am to make an even team. It was perfect for me because it was an EMOM and I could pace myself with each exercise. So much fun getting to workout in class, train with members, and get a good sweat in.
When I got home, I showered and went right back to bed. I was pooped!
Woke up again around 10am and got ready to head down to the hospital in Tacoma to see Albert’s dad. The commute wasn't bad and we spent a couple hours there with the family. Angie and AhnAhn came with the kiddos, we all hung out with Dad and kept his mind off things. He seems to be doing a lot better and not in pain anymore, hoping he recovers quickly
I was so hungry when we left!
I ate another donut (brought one in the truck LOL) and we ended up stopping in Federal Way to eat Pho. (I was craving it — Well, Baby Park was craving it!) It was delicious and hit the spot.
When we came home, Albert went to play golf with Chris and I took the pups for a walk. It was just a horrible off day of eating too. Didn't eat very much, didn't make the best choices, and ended up waiting until I was starving before I got a chance to eat.
Albert got home late and we both didn’t know what we wanted to eat, so we ended up going to Papa Murphys to pick up a pizza. I haven’t been there in like 10 years lol but it sounded good!
It hit the spot.
I of course needed something to satisfy my sweet tooth so I had a Twix bar and some ruffles. It made my tummy happy.
Saturday August 4, 2018
Slept in and it felt so so good. Its been a while since I’ve slept a whole 8 hours.
My energy did feel somewhat off tho and I couldn’t help but feel emotional today.
Albert and I did a little workout in the gym of back squats and KB Clean & Jerks (See workout below) and a conditioning workout in the Park and I just felt fat, unattractive, and unable to perform at the level that I am used to and have worked hard on for so many years. I couldn’t help but feel bad about myself.
Do other pregnant women experience this feeling? This feeling of having a tough time adjusting to being pregnant? Some days I am ok, but most days lately it isn’t fun feeling my clothes get tighter, my body getting bigger all around and then feeling more hungry or unable to go number two on some days. When does this feeling go away and I feel better?
On another note, I'm so happy we planned a date night a week in advance because I was looking forward to it all week.
We went to iPic to watch Mission Impossible 2 and it was so awesome! Filled with lots of action. Not to mention the food was yummy too. Their buttermilk chicken strips are a must have!
After the movies, I wanted to go to Molly Moons for ice cream. I had the ‘Yeti’ which is like a mix of granola, sweet cream, chocolate and something else. All I know is that it as delicious. I was just extremely full the rest of the night — which we spent watching Terrace House on Netflix.
That show is addicting!
Sunday August 5, 2018
Up at a decent time to do our Costco Run and hit up Walmart before heading to brunch/lunch with Michael and his girlfriend Christine, Chris, Ceybom and Jackson (Our little Nephew / Ceybom & Chris' baby).
Eating was off but I wasn’t hungry until we had brunch at the Newcastle Golf Course at 1:30pm.
It was a big breakfast and I am still tracking everything I put into my mouth which is sometimes hard to look at because going over my numbers is not something that I am used to doing.
When I got home, I cleaned up, did laundry and meal prepped. I took the pups for a nice 2.5 mile walk but it was still pretty warm outside. My auntie lisa and uncle roland dropped off a filipino dish called ‘Oxtail Nilaga’ which I ate for dinner with rice and I had corn on the cob too. Super delicious meal that left me feeling full with some indigestion. lol.
I ordered Trifecta meals for next week so I am stoked to start that because I feel that it will help both Albert and I so much with being prepared ahead of time. I spend a lot of time prepping meals in the morning so if I could save some time with that, it would really make a big difference in our daily routine and keep us accountable and consistent.
In bed late, a little after midnight bc I was up watching Terrace House again! We finished it. Can’t wait for them to upload more episodes. lol.