Today I got another great workout (this is not all the time. I took Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off; felt horrible over the weekend). I woke up and just knew it was going to be a good day, so I knew a double workout it is! To practice for my upcoming triathlon, I swam 500 yards in 10 minutes (my usual time); then I did biking for 30 minutes, then some pilates and jogging for 15 minutes. I am doing pilates as long as I can, although I do know some great upright ab exercises for second/third trimester.
Here's my update I posted on the rawpregnancy group:
I am 8 weeks pregnant and finding the exact same things. It's hard to eat just raw, one reason because I know I am looking for a stimulant (salt) and also because my morale is down so I am just more general susceptible to temptation. I am eating about 50% fruit and 50% carb foods. I feel best with fruit - it digests best. But then I get my cravings or whatever, and I eat my cooked meal and just feel exhausted afterward :(
Plain carbs sit best in my stomach - anything oily is yucky to me. And seasonings make me feel nauseas. But *mentally* I get so sick of plain carbs and that's why I start thinking about restaurant food or meat.... it's just been rough, *wanting* foods that will actually make me feel sick. I have tried eating meat a couple times and I am just sick and exhausted the next day. I use my energy level as a measurement. If I eat well, I feel great (I don't feel pregnant at all!!) and I can do a good workout. But if I overeat, or eat too late, or eat junk food, I lay around all the next day and don't get any exercise. So since I love to workout that is motivation for me.
I am trying hard to eat more raw. The temptation is definitely stronger because my morale is down but I feel infinitely better with fruit in my tummy. (and I SHOW LESS!!!!!! no bloating from all the starch!!!!)
My workouts are keeping me motivated. I am very tempted to eat a lot of junk food. Last week I had the most delicious roasted turkey sandwich, I won't lie. But it cost me my workout the next day (I just get so tired... um, I feel pregnant when I don't eat well. Yep trying to avoid that feeling!)
My goal is to do an hour run (10K) every 1-2 weeks so I don't lose conditioning. I don't think I would run longer than that, unless there was a lot of walking breaks. I went out for a run yesterday but didn't feel terrific, and so on days like that I don't force it. I ended up jogging 3 miles at a moderate pace and then walking 1.5 miles of hills. Also, the triathlon is August 27th which I am not really taking too seriously until I get past my first trimester and have more/constant energy. But I was happy to see I could do the swim and bike today, still feeling good.
I also do a kickboxing class 1-2 times a week, which is incredible. It's a great core and upperbody workout without using weights or lying down. Also good for legs, obviously, depending on form. But if I am having trouble keeping up, I do fewer kicks because I am mainly there to work my upper body.
Well time to do laundry and homeschool! And it's not yet 11 a.m.
p.s. Weaning! My milk is pretty much gone. At first this made Elisabeth want to nurse more because she wasn't satisfied. But I think she is coming to acceptance. My husband and I can really tell she isn't getting much because suddenly she is EATING three meals a day!! Holy cow. This girl has never eaten like this. I guess I didn't realize how much milk I was producing.