Throw Me A Bone

June 25, 2012

Mountain or mole hill?

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I’ve had a baby limb in my belly button all morning. On the one hand, it’s very fun to feel!! On the other, ouch!! Bones hurt!

Pump Challenge fun! I’m modifying so much now I wonder if I should just do my own weight routine in the weights area. I hate to miss seeing my friends, but I could also keep the same schedule so I’m there before and after class to say hi. Things like chest are really hard – my back hurts a lot when I sit back up even if I’m at an incline. I think I should be using a chest machine instead. I’m probably not going to Pump until 40 weeks, but I hope to keep lifting!

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I’ve had a couple of waves of nausea recently. I sure hope that is not coming back! It took me a long time to get an appetite for lunch, but once I did, a big cold salad sounded really good.

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Leftover millet salad (the last!) plus garden greens and a fried egg on top

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On the side – a peach so juicy my neck probably tastes like peach juice ; )

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After lunch: a square of dark chocolate!

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1 Presley (@runpretty) June 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm

My nausea came and went every few weeks. I have no idea what I did (if anything) to trigger it, so I have no advice! Hopefully yours is just a fluke. The bump is looking very cute!

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2 JessicaE June 25, 2012 at 12:59 pm

i had some nausea return around 30 weeks. Luckily it was sporadic and not the constant yuckiness of the first trimester. :)

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3 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Ack that’s where I am right now. But glad it was just here and there

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4 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

that salad looks delicious! I hope you can keep lifting, I love doing strength training!

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5 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I had a peach today too and forgot how juicy and messy they can be! I had a peach explosion!

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6 Emily Butler June 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

My little girl would always stretch her foot out when I would be on the treadmill (everytime!!) I would always be pushing it back in as I walked! My nausea always came back (but not as bad, just random here and there) after I hit my third trimester. I’ve read that is normal actually! But like I said, it was never consistant like morning sickness, somedays it would just come and go!

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7 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Yeah, because the hcg rises again – I sure hope I don’t get sick like I did in the first tri again!

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8 Nikki June 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

It’s cool to see where you do BodyPump! I tried it after reading about it on your blog and now I’m hooked–it’s so fun because you build a community based on mutual suffering:-) Does everyone in your class have a spot of the room that they always pick?

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9 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Haha – mutual suffering.

Yeah, I always get in the same spot!

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10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I’ve yet to try an egg on my salad – but yours looks so well balanced! The bump seemed to grow a bunch recently! :)

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11 Becky June 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I totally gave up body pump when I was pregnant – early on I found I just couldn’t do it. I stuck with cycling classes until I was about 8 months, when my belly just started getting the way – and kicking back everytime I got on a bike. I kept the same schedule though and was back at the gym not long after giving birth, but it did take a few months to get back to some of the classes.

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12 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I love that you’re still doing pump! But as you know, just listen to your body. I’m so intrigued that your gym offers a Pump challenge class. I need to talk my group ex. coordinator about doing one- I know that the interest would definitely be there.

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13 Sana June 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Just stay active the best that you can and you can always go for a walk with your group fitness friends!

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14 Jen June 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Does Matt ever bring food from home for lunch?

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15 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Yep, he was out picking greens at 7 this AM!

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16 Rachel C June 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

It seems like your garden came together without any problems. Well done. The garden greens looks so appealing. :)

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17 j3nn June 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Cute little mole hill! :)

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18 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I think it’s great that you’re still going to Pump, even if you have to make modifications. Regardless of whether or not you’re actually doing the Pump workout, exercise is SO much more fun in a group setting! :)

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19 Cait's Plate June 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Haha – that’s the best kind of peach if you ask me :)

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

The nausea..ugh. It’s all those hormone shifts, always in flux and you just never know when nausea can strike. Hang in there, Kath!

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21 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

You inspired me to go to body pump today!! I should have no excuses since I am not pregnant, just lazy sometimes! :(

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22 Jessica@Youngfoodies June 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The farmers market had peaches this week for the first time all season. I have been threw five of them already (since Saturday) and I just can’t stop myself from eating them. So so good right now when they are fresh, local and in season!

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23 Karen June 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Your intuition is right…just listen to your body, Kath. Of course, staying active and fit is important emotionally and mentally, but I think it’s smart of you to work independently rather than push yourself into discomfort for the sake of keeping up w/the group. You know how to keep your muscles strong and get the workout you need while also keeping it appropriate given how late pregnancy state. :)

Rock on, Kath…so impressed w/your energy!

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24 Stephanie @ Joy in The Journey June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Your pregnancy fitness routine is so inspiring! I hope that I can keep up a regular healthy eating and activity level when that day comes (one day!).

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25 Bridget June 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm

you look WONDERFUL!!!!

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26 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

You look so great Kath! You must be incredibly excited!

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27 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Your fresh salad looks sooo good! Hope the nausea keeps at bay!

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28 Amanda June 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

28 weeks and my nausea has been back. Particularly at night :( I didn’t miss that….

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29 Linda June 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I made your millet salad but used quinoa last night. It was delicious!! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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30 Kimberly June 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Every time I eat peaches the juice gets all over my face! I went to body pump today as well! LOVE me some body pump! I have never seen a pregnant woman in class though – go girl!

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31 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’d be very happy with that lunch!

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32 B @ Crags and Veggies June 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Can’t believe you’re still working out that hard girl! Go you, that’s awesome!

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33 Amanda @flecksofgreen June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I love it when fruit is super juicy! It’s so perfect this time of year :)

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34 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

That millet salad went a long way! I’m impressed!

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35 Meryl June 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hi Kath, I don’t comment often but I have some lifting advice/ a story to share. I’m 34 weeks pregnant and had been lifting free weights and attending a barbell fitness class similar to body pump up until 31 weeks 3 days a week. I finally realized that my back just couldn’t handle the weight anymore. I stopped the barbell class and continued with free weights and my back continued to hurt. The pain actually got so bad that I had to quit running- even walking was beyond painful. I switched to just using the weight machines to relieve some pressure (plus I think the belly was giving me really bad lifting posture) and my back feels AMAZING (for being pregnant). I know weight machines aren’t supposed to be as effective as free weights, but for now it works :)

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36 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Oh good!! I’m thinking that keeping the back straight + supported for things like chest press and squats will make a huge difference

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37 Angel7 June 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Your belly looks like mine, but your’s is a little smaller :)

Today, I found out that the baby is sideways. I hope he moves to the correct position soon!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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38 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I bet he will :)

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39 Lara @ TresLaLa to TinyLaLa June 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Saw the shout-outs, and for some reason got all excited that it was for me! :) Haha! PS: I’m 17 weeks now, and peaches are SOO good (that and watermelon are the current cravings!) Going to grab one now, as my mouth is watering.

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40 Terrieha June 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I know you stated you are making modifications, but one VERY important note: pregnant women should not do any supine exercises!

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41 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’ve been an an incline since trimester two started!

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42 Vicky (Little Baby, Big City) June 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I used to rub my belly if my baby was kicking or pushing me in a way that hurt… That usually made him calm down and move positions!

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43 Annette @FitnessPerks June 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Yay for keeping up with fitness and weights as much as possible! GO you!

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44 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 25, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I’ve had some pretty juicy peaches lately too! They’re the best kind ;)

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45 Emily M. June 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Kath, you know what would be really awesome, and is something I haven’t been able to get off my mind for a while now? CVille Cluster…and if you sold it on OpenSky again! I would buy 15 bags probably. Just thought I’d get that out there :)

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46 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

We are working on an ecommerce site for GH – should be able to ship by the end of the summer!

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47 Emily M. June 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

ah REALLY!? hearing this made my entire night.

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48 Sarah at carroll creations June 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I miss body pump and I’m not even pregnant! Ha. Just haven’t made time for it. I am going to make time this week though!!! You are always an inspiration (I haven’t commented much, but have followed for a while!)

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49 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Mmmm I think I need to make your millet salad to toss over greens. Perfect for a quick lunch/dinner :)

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50 Erica June 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm

hang in there! I believe all of our bodies react so differently to pregnancy that theres not one right thing to do. I taught Pump the week I delivered Kay, but I had friends that were totally uncomfortable with weights at 5 months! Do what feels right for your body!

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51 KathEats June 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

What’s a bit frustrating is that my muscles are great – it’s just my structure that can’t take it! I’m basically using the same upper body weights as usual, but it’s the larger groups that need such modifications. I think weight machines will solve that problem

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52 Erica June 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Makes sense- they have a lot more all around to handle! The machines should definitely help you with that. You look adorable :)

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