|This is a huge prego belly for me. I don't know how it can get any bigger.|
I had a strange week. I tried going on the Whole 30 but it made my muscle cramps really bad. I think I just cut all of the sodium containing foods too fast and became dehydrated. I have been working hard to figure out how to get the cramps back under control. Drinking a lot of water and not avoiding sodium along with taking my usual supplements seems to be working. I am also adding some dairy in the form of yogurt and cheese to see if that helps. I just can't wait until after this baby is born and I can stretch my legs out in the morning without worrying about getting a cramp!
On the whole 30 you have to give up weighing each day and tracking calories. I am going to continue with those two requirements. I've had a few moments where I worried about gaining a ton of weight in the next 8 weeks. Well, really, I'm still worried about it but I'm going to focus on listening to my body and eating well. I don't eat junk food. The only processed foods I eat are liverwurst, pickles, olives, pork rinds and rice cakes. I usually don't eat white rice and rice cakes as I'm not sure how well they work for me. My carbs are bananas, winter squash and sweet potatoes. I don't know why I can't stop obsessing about the weight. I just know how difficult it will be to lose it and I dread going through that again.
|I feel like I'm really 36 weeks. I wish!|
Since I messed myself up with the diet change I didn't exercise as much as usual. I only got in 2 yoga workouts and didn't have much energy to walk each day. I'm feeling better and I hope to be back to normal next week.
My tummy feels huge already and I can't believe it is going to grow even more! I think it looks a lot bigger to me this time because I started out weighing at least 30 pounds less than I have been for most of my pregnancies. I don't have as much fat in the hips so the tummy is more prominent. I really shouldn't complain because I'm tall and it doesn't stick out as much as most of the prego tummies I've seen.
|I found this 32 weeks photo from pregnancy number 7. Now I don't feel as huge as I thought I was!|
Besides the stupid muscle cramps and low energy I feel awesome! I don't know how I'm going to do any nesting with my energy as low as it is right now though. All I feel like doing is hibernating. Somehow our house is staying decently clean so maybe I won't go manic about making it perfect after all.
I'm linking up at Tea Time With Annie Kate for Fit Mommy Friday
and Girls and Sunflowers for Fitness Friday