Today I am officially 38 weeks pregnant. That means in a mere 14 days (or thereabouts) I will have a baby. Wow. It’s still a little crazy to me. My pregnancy FLEW by and I just think it’s so crazy that the time is almost here. I cannot wait!
|The obligatory 38 week photo|
Another thing I can’t wait for - to lose that double chin. Yikes!
I’ve been reading a lot about working out after pregnancy, and everything I have read says to wait 6 weeks before doing anything. What? 6 weeks? Really? I can’t sit still for 6 weeks.
So I asked my doctor yesterday about it and he said “umm, no, I would NEVER recommend you to sit still for 6 weeks, especially if you have been working out your whole pregnancy.” Phew, OK. He told me that for very obvious reasons it might be a little while before I will want to workout, but he told me that I could start doing light exercise, like walking, the day after I give birth. In fact, he said he recommends that. I thought that was interesting.
Like I said, I am sure it will be a little while before I am going to feel up to it, but at the same time I am ready to get back in shape. I hope that doesn’t make me sound vain... I just really miss certain types of exercise that I haven’t been able to do for the last 9 months, ya know? I’m weird...
And if anyone was wondering, yes, I downloaded the new Lauren Conrad book onto my Nook and started reading it this morning at the gym. So far so good!! Oh and speaking of the gym I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and a quickie arm workout. Same ol’ thang, I tend to not stray too far outside of my comfort zone since I’m so close to d-day. :)
And with that, I am out of here. I’m meeting my dad for lunch today. Should be fun!
Questions for you …
- When/if you had a baby, how long did you wait before starting a workout routine again?
- Did you workout today?