Thursday, June 10, 2010

My New Workout

So I have been working hard trying to minimize my weight gain this week. I am keeping true to my plan. I have been faithfully taking my water aerobics classes. These are are a pretty good workout for where I am right now. I cannot feel my extra 22 pounds, I cannot feel any pain in my foot. I can however feel my daughter. She is not light and buoyant like my fat and muscle tissue. She feels like a brick in my belly. I am okay with it until I got in the pool the other day and I was told it was "Tummy Toning Tuesday". After so much ab work (but with cardio) I start to cramp and get strained.

I tend to stick out like a sore thumb in these classes. I am about 30 to 40 years younger than the rest of the class. I look to be in decent shape. I am the only one whose skin has seen the sun this decade. I do not have super short hair or wear a swim cap. When the instructor tells us to jump, half of my body comes out of the water (most others do not hardly at all). No one can figure out why I am there. It is kind of fun.


There are at least 6 lifeguards on duty (there is our class, swim lessons, lap swimming, etc all going on at the same time). They are young. Men and women. I see them watching me. They want to know. The instructors are older too. They tilt their heads to the side while introducing themselves. The other people in class say things like "how long have you been coming to classes?" Everyone wants to ask but no one does. I feel like I am invading their territory. But I am okay with that. Oh, I do not tell them why I am there. I just say I started when school got out. I am wearing old one-piece bathing suits (maternity ones do not stay in place well with vigorous movement) so I just look fat, not pregnant. I am wondering if anyone will ever have the nerve to ask if I am pregnant. Older folks tend to be more tactful than that (most, not the rude ones who are related to you and feel free to say anything they want). It is like a game for me. I want to see how long until they figure it out.

I did alot of working out today. I am so tired that I think I will go to bed. Dirty dishes in the sink. Laundry still in the washer AND dryer. Makes me feel lazy. Yet I feel I deserve it. I did my push-ups, walked the dogs, took the power water aerobics class and (after a nap) took a body pump class. Exhausting. Growing this baby takes a lot of energy!

I also ate healthy - all day! For dinner I made fettuccine alfredo. I could not find the noodles I wanted to try but I made the sauce with fresh noodles. THIS WAS AWESOME!!! It is a low-fat mock sauce. I got the idea from Hungry Girl. It has light laughing cow cheese and light sour cream and reduced-fat parmesan cheese. KILLER AWESOME!!! In fact my hubby is in there eating it now telling me it is great! I did not have any cooked chicken but I did have broccoli. I must have veggies. I cannot believe that he is eating something without meat (and he can see something green in it).

Hope you all are having a super, duper week!

5 comments:

cmoursler said...

great job on getting your workout in...fantastic. When you are 9 months along there is no WAY that no one will not notice.

wildfluffysheep said...

lol. your water classes sound like fun! i just got this really giggly image of you jumping higher than everyone....

my good friend here is pregnant and shes a big girl. she finally gets to play the trump I AM PREGNANT YOU RUDE BIATCH card.

way to go on the food.

super duper week here!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Great job on the workout! I hope you are doing well.

Jenn said...

I got tired just reading your post!

forthehealthofit01 said...

Love your water aerobic story. lol. Where are you taking it?

I love Hungry Girl!