FitFriday, FatFriday XVI. Smallish bump, happy baby?

Baby.

Hoping so, anyways. Getting to that point where everyone who hears I’m at almost 30 weeks does a double take. I’m not exactly teeny. Seen smaller bumps in my age group just paranoia-browsing a little. But reactions are starting to mess with me. Jon keeps reassuring me that the bump will grow and/or the next scan on Tuesday will show the baby is strong and healthy. Well, he sure kicks like he is, anyway!

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Doesn’t help much that the midwife said I was measuring a few weeks small last time, though…

Diet.

I found out that it isn’t only diabetes that shrinks a baby’s hippocampus in the third trimester, but pretty much all junk food habits. So after taking it easy in an effort to “correct” the bump, it looks like I’ll be ramping up the strictness for a bit. Perhaps if I control my blood sugar enough I can reduce or eliminate the risk of my son inheriting some form of bipolar. Which would be awesome. The less rubbish he has to deal with the better.

So it’s root veggies, greens, plenty of protein, getting shot of the last remnants of dairy, healthy fats and the odd bit of home-made bread. Essentially back to clean eating 101 for the next ten weeks or so.

Workout.

Still been busy in the garden and the likes, but Jon thinks I’ve calmed down enough to get back to weights. Which is just as well, because they were starting to drop. Pretty angry at myself about that, but on the other hand I am pregnant, so perhaps it’s expected I won’t be throwing the better part of my body weight around every day.

Hopefully I can either build back up now, slam the weights once I’m recovered from childbirth, or do a bit of both and get back on track ASAP. Not that I’m looking any less muscled, but any drop in physical power concerns me.

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Proofs. Guns (and triceps, deltoids, quads and calves] still there, just no ammo apparently.

Then again, perhaps the muscle is the main reason for the small bump. Compression or something? If that’s the case I’m unsure whether to take it easier or to keep working out. The scan will give me some idea.

How did your week in fitness go?

Fit Friday, Fat Friday I. “Perfect baby diet.”

Year’s restart!

For now, I have three goals to report my fitness successes and fatness failures on.

  1. Adhering to my diet.
  2. Increasing weightlifting whilst I’m baby-free.
  3. Trying To Conceive.

DIET.

So far the diet looks like this:

  • Very high plant content.
  • Fruit restricted.
  • No alcohol.
  • Controlled caffeine (enough to keep my estrogen up and my moods even).
  • Low sugar, low salt, low irritants (peanuts, wheat, oats and dairy being main ones).
  • More nuts and seeds.
  • More berries rich in resveratrols.
  • More fish and seafood.
  • Red meat weekly.

Not a massive alteration to my current diet, really. More nuts, seeds, berries, fish and a stronger restriction on already restricted items. The calories go up and down, but it will be easy to get the right number of calories in, don’t worry!

Kind of brilliantly, this diet has meant I have lost 3 of the extra 4″ I had on my waist as of November, leaving me at 27″ (minus menstrual bloating I am probably back at 26″). But my hip fat hasn’t shrunk at all on this diet, leaving me 41″ hips. So yes, that’s a 0.63-0.66 WHR. And my bust has grown a little. Pretty pleased with myself. Hopefully plenty of rich nutrients in the hip fat for feeding many babies with.

WEIGHTS.

My current weights are:

LIFT

WEIGHT

SETS

REPS

Deadlift

52.5kg

4

2

Squats

57.5kg

8

2

Squats II

45kg

2

12

Shrugs

60kg

5

2

Rows

36kg

8

2

Rows II

28.5kg

2

12

Overhead press

22kg

8

2

Overhead press II

15kg

2

12

Incline bench

38.5kg

8

2

Flat bench

30kg

2

12

Hammer curls

7.5kg each hand

2

12

Rear lateral raises

3.5kg each hand

2

12

Wanting the first three as close as possible to my new lean weight of 68kg ASAP. Will obviously have to stop once I know I’m pregnant, but want to get there if possible.

TTC.

So far I have got some B vitamin supplements in and my usual fish oils, plus the cleaned up diet. Need to get folate, either from natural or additional supplementation. Yet to start trying, but as soon as the red dragon’s gone it will be time!

How are everyone’s January fitness, diet, health and activity goals going?