Fit Prego: AMAZED!

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I earned it!

I’m still in shock. Six months ago I could not run more than 30 seconds without pain. Six months ago my ankles hurt…my knees hurt…my shins hurt… Every time heading out to do the C25K I thought that I was going to die.  After 2 months I ran a 5K…pushing a stroller…finishing in 36 minutes.

Since I completed that challenge, it was time for another…C210K. I picked it up where the 5K finished and pushed on! All throughout Christmas and NYE vacation, Adrian and I ran. As soon as I hit 6 miles, we had a blessing of finding out I was pregnant. Well…decision time.  Keep on pushing or give up?  Fit mommy = fit baby so I signed up for the Run like a Diva Half Marathon.

I took a little time off from high mileage during the cold & the morning sickness.  I continued on with hitting the treadmill instead of the pavement.  Slowly but surely I pushed along keeping my muscles working until about 3 weeks before the half marathon.  There was no more time to take it easy.  It was now or never!  With my husband and kids along for the run, we completed a 8 mile, 10 mile and a 12 mile run on the Sundays leading up to the day.  I was also taking spin class when I could and running in between.

20130428-203736.jpgWell the day came and I ran.  I was surely not the fastest and never will be, but I finished.  The greatest feeling in the world?  All the strangers along the route cheering you along and the comments of “oh my she’s pregnant too”.  I did it!  I didn’t give up!  I ran it and pushed through it all!

Here goes…

Weight: 190.7 lbs today

Pregnancy Weight Start: 177.8 lbs as of 1/23/13

Week: 19 day 6

Total pregnancy gain: 12.9 lbs

Progress

  • My third Challenge!  Not really tracking as much except for maintaining my pregnancy gain under the healthy amount of 20 lbs.
  • I took it easy with running this week leading up to the Run like a Diva Half Marathon
  • On Day 11 of the 30 day squat challenge!
  • Staying steady with MyFitnessPal again!
  • No spin class this week but I was stir crazy…mowed the lawn and did some landscaping haha!
  • Doing push-ups still!  I’m up to 40
  • No maternity clothes yet accept for some shirts now for the length and the maternity workout tanks
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My victory breakfast!

Also join me if you’d like on the 90 Day Challenge! You can also join the Facebook group to watch Adrian and my day to day posting of the Challenge with info & best of all recipes!

Recipes tried this week! You can find the pin board of them here

 

 

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