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Pre-Pregnancy Foods I Miss & Weekly Workout Recap

30 Aug

Good morning friends!  How is everyone today?  I’m great!  I just got back from a cardio gym workout.  I did 45 minutes on the treadmill.  I’m trying to get in as much running/treadmill as I can before my balance shifts (baby bump) and I start using the arc trainer more. 

Eats from yesterday are as follows:

  • Breakfast-  Egg, Bacon and Cheese on Bagel Thin and Iced Decaf Coffee
  • AM Snack-  Nothing
  • Lunch-  Bean, Rice and Cheese Burrito topped with Salsa
  • PM Snack-  Small Glass of Naked Green Machine Juice
  • Dinner-  Salad, leftover roasted garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus and a few ravioli

I feel like my eating the passed few days has been very random.  I feel like I’ve been eating more salt than usually and just more food in general.  I’m excited to have leftovers out of the house and only healthy things left.  I really need to go grocery shopping and restock our fridge with fruits and a few other items. 

Weekly Workout Recap

I was only able to get in 4 gym workouts this week, but might be able to squeeze in an extra 45 minutes of cardio this week to make up for my missed day last week.  If not, I’m not going to sweat it! 

Wednesday August 24- Cardio (treadmill)

  • Time:  46:13 Minutes
  • Calories:  378    45 % Fat
  • Max Heart Rate:  177bpm   92% max
  • Average Heart Rate:  154bpm  80% max

Thursday August 25- Strength (backs, legs, chest & core)

  • Time:  50:45 Minutes
  • Calories:  331   40% Fat
  • Max Heart Rate:  175bpm     91% max
  • Average Heart Rate:  135bpm   70% max

Friday August 26- Cardio (treadmill)

  • Time:  47:45 Minutes
  • Calories:  381   40% Fat
  • Max Heart Rate:  183bpm  95% max
  • Average Heart Rate:  151bpm  79% max

Saturday August 30- Strength at Home (shoulders, hamstrings, triceps & biceps)

I forgot to use my heart rate monitor but I’m guessing my stats look just Thursday’s workout. 

I only got in one yoga session last week.  I believe it was Thursday evening for 45 minutes.  It kicked my butt!

Ok, lets get to the Pre-Pregnancy Foods I Miss having

#1.  Flaxseeds

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I asked my doctor if I could continue drinking my concoction of flaxseeds, chia seeds and cinnamon mixed with pure cranberry juice and water and she said no.  : (  What a bummer.  She told me not enough research has been done on flax and she wouldn’t recommend it.  I was so sad to hear this news and since have stopped drinking my minimum 2 tbsp of ground flaxseeds a day.  Let me note, I have ate small doses of flaxseeds in recipes, just not a lot.

#2.  Peanut Butter

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I couldn’t eat peanut butter up until about 2 weeks ago and still can hardly stomach it.  Let me make it clear that peanut butter is allowed while pregnant, my food aversions just tell me not to eat it!

#3.  Wine

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I am find giving up my beloved mojitos, vodka club sodas with lemon and lime and margaritas, but it is not having any wine that is annoying.  I haven’t had a sip of wine in over 4 months!  I’m so looking forward to having a winter baby and then having a nice glass of red wine by the fire all cozy on the couch!  Or some sangria sounds amazing to me as well!

#4.  Sushi

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I am allowed to eat sushi that has been cooked.  But to me, that’s not sushi.  I am dreaming of the day when I can order a roll and just dig in without being worried about the raw fish.  My mouth in watering just thinking about sushi right now.  Is it February yet?

#5.  Gorgonzola Cheese

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My favorite salad is apple and gorgonzola salad.  It is simply divine.  I never knew soft cheese was off limits unless it is pasteurized and was devastated when I learned I wont be having my favorite salad for many many months.  I did find pasteurized feta, but it is just not the same.  Feta is only okay in my book and can’t compare to the gorgonzola. 

#6.  Hot Lemon Water

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Back in college in I started drinking a cup of hot lemon water first thing in the morning (or after my 5am workouts).  Since I’ve become pregnant, it is really hard for me to drink hot liquids.  Probably because I feel like I’m hot all the time and was having such a hard time in first trimester keeping anything down.  Cold lemon water I can do and drink plenty of it at night.  I’m looking forward to when hot lemon water first thing in the morning starts sounding good to me again!

#7.  Wheatgrass

The Wheatgrass Book: How to Grow and Use Wheatgrass to Maximize Your Health and Vitality (Avery Health Guides)

My doctor told me no to wheatgrass.  I don’t drink it everyday, but try to get it a few times a week.  A nice freshly pressed 2 ounce shot followed by a big gulp of water.  I read the above book years ago and have been hooked on wheatgrass ever since.  My Mom was the first person to introduce me to it probably back in 2001.  I used to suggest my clients start drinking up until I had so many complaints.  I am totally a believer in it and now that I can’t have it, I want it even more!

There you have it, my 7 foods/drinks I miss the most since becoming pregnant.  It is a small price to pay to keep Baby C healthy and safe, but let me tell you, I might just be eating all these foods in one meal once Baby C is born!

 

Questions:

  • Are there any foods you don’t eat anymore and miss them? 
  • If you are or have been pregnant, what did you miss most?
  • What is something you’ve given up recently food related or not (ex:  running since you injured you knee)

 

 

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