Been away a little bit due to staying in Gran Canaria with our friends G&A. Had an awesome time, although I wish I had done the usual millenial thing and taken a billion photos, rather than the one or two here and there. It was all so pretty and it feels like I need a picture of everything to compensate for my leaky memory. ^^ Being pregnant does get in the way of a few fun activities (no swimming with sealions because pheromones, no water sports because bumping around, no seafood… but I didn’t follow that one], but it was still pretty awesome.
Considering that at almost 26 weeks my midwife told me that I was measuring and weighing right for an average first pregnancy at 24 weeks, I shouldn’t be surprised that the bump sort of exploded out this last week. Still a bit small for 27, even for first baby, but I’m also pretty sure that the ridiculous tension my abs are capable of might be responsible. Baby is wriggly and happy and last scanned at exactly the right size, so I’m not too fussed. Plus, our DINK friends were suitably freaked out by the moleman impressions going on whenever I was in a bikini, which was funny.
That said, I also ate like a bit of a pig on holiday. It was so good to have proper Spanish food again. We had a mix of cheap local places, touristy restaurants and higher end ones, all of which were cheaper and tastier than most counterparts in the UK. I broke pretty much every diet book rule: no counting calories, all the carbs and pastries I wanted, slight excess of caffeine, seafood, dairy galore, etc. I doubt I went much over 2000-2500kcal/day, though, due to the lack of internal space, the fact my UK average was only 1400/day, and the lactose intolerance ruining my fat absorption most days. Pure gluttony, to be honest. But I loved it and my body isn’t any worse for wear. I adjusted back to Spanish food really quickly and, as usual, had no issues at all with novel bacteria and a more chemicalized water source. Immune system of iron, I’m telling ya!
No weights for a week, because holiday. We walked loads, went swimming at the waterpark and in the pool and sea, and I made a point of still doing my usual basic housekeeping like dishes, cooking and laundry, even if the suite had someone to do the cleaning for us. I brought some resistance bands with me, but didn’t really touch them.
Weirdly enough, it seems my weights have not gone down despite a 16 day gap between some workouts. I’ve always retained muscle quite well, but I was expecting a bit of a let down after spending most of my time relaxing. However the weights are pretty much where I left them, so thank you progesterone.
How did your week/s in fitness go?
TTFN and Happy Hunting!