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Week 12, Day 6

Today I was going to go running, but it was rainy and cold. I did a stair workout instead. 7:50 – 8:20 — 30 minutes stepping, running up stairs and bounding up stairs 2 at a time. The stepping is a bit of an aerobic step routine. Did 4 and 1/2 sets of that with the stairs in between. Light stretching and 4 rounds of sun salute late once Mateo would let me do it. He seems no longer so interested in joining me, but he did do one somersault.

Pedometer: 3723 Steps — I don’t think it measures as accurately with the irregular body movements and the workout felt much more intense than those 4000 steps indicate. 

Lot’s of cleaning, but no more walking other than around the apartment. I should see how much I actually do when just being at home….

Week 12, Day 5

9:00 am – Run!  Ran the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge loop, without the extra in Cadman Plaza Park. It felt pretty good, until the bottom of the Brooklyn Bridge, then getting up the incline of the bridge was really, really tough with difficulty breathing and I went very slow. Then down the hill was fine. Total 3.75 miles plus another half mile walking. 

10:00 am — Yoga, pushups (two on toes each set of 8 reps), one arm rows with 11 pounds, stretches, big backbend. I am dreading the day when I can’t lie on my back because the baby is pressing on my vena cava….

Pedometer: 7727 Steps

Nothing much the rest of the day, except chasing Mateo around Macy’s. That involved a few sprint to catch him before he was lost behind a rack of clothing and many other people.

Week 12, Day 4

8:12 — 25 minutes moderate walking

11:35 — 20 minutes brisk walking

2:00 — 20 minutes moderate walking

Week 12, Day 3

Thanksgiving Day: Cooked and ate and that was it, no physical activity other than kneading bread and lifting a fairly light turkey.

Week 12, Day 2

10:00 am — (no pedometer, Mateo wanted to borrow it and only walked 2380 steps in the morning, not enough for a young child, too much stroller time)

11:15 am — Muller barre, not a ballet barre, but a modern barre, based on the Muller technique created by Jennifer Muller of Jennifer Muller / The Works modern dance company. (I studied with the company and was on scholarship there in what feels like a completely different life). It felt wonderful! I mean better than wonderful, fantastic! My back didn’t even flare up. That’s why I had left dance for a few years; I have a herniated disc that pushes on both the left and right nerve roots and caused excruciatingly, debilitating pain for a couple of years, but no pain this time. I guess by having a child, taking the time off from dance, then starting to dance bit by bit with Mateo and changing the classes as he got older allowed my body to adjust and myself to get back to a bit of dance. Of course part of the motivation is the little one is my belly, I’m sure he/she enjoys all the movement. 

I also did pushups, rows, an inversion, stretching and a little relaxation.

Spent the rest of the day cooking, and prepping to cook with dancing with Mateo in between.

Week 12, Day 1

6:00 am 15 min brisk walk. Did not run due to rainy weather.

7:15 am 10 minute walk, leisurely.

7:30 am 40 minute walk, leg stretch.

8:25 am 13 minute brisk walk, followed by 18 minutes super brisk walk while pushing stroller through the rain. Followed by 10 minutes brisk walk.

10:10 am — 10 minute brisk walk.

11:00 am –30 minutes walk with one 5 minute break.

Pedometer: 16838 steps

4:00 pm — Walk to Cadman Plaza park followed by playing with toddlers and a bit of scootercise. (When does Mateo qualify as a preschooler instead of a toddler? He hasn’t been toddling since he was about one…) Walk home with a bit of carrying scooter and Mateo.

Pedometer total: 20038 steps  (tired at end of day, but good tired)

Oh, at the doctors yesterday, the doctor said that the baby was looking bigger than the 12 weeks, so they said it was really 13 weeks. I’ll leave my log the way it is with the dates and just look forward to a 29 week pregnancy instead of 40 weeks….

Week 11, Day 7

Writing this, again, 5 days late:  Did not wear pedometer. Walked in Manhattan various, not too much, maybe 4000 steps total.

2:45 left to teach Creative Movement class. Lot’s of movement, dancing, balancing, jumping and walzing while carrying 4 different kids (one at a time), the lightest was 26 pounds. The rest were 30 plus pounds.  After class did a bit of the toddler partnering from Toss Your Toddler, including Shoulder stand, where Mateo balances on my shoulders — good whole body stabilizing. Carried the 26 pounder and his scooter about 10 minutes after class.

Week 11, Day 6

Morning run, not sure how long since I added 4 errands in the middle of the run: 1 1/2 loops Cadman Plaza Park, bank on Montague Street, over and down to Jay Street to Sid’s hardware, continued down Jay to Sands Street, to Pearl Street to buy bagels, then back to Jay Street to buy Orange juice… I didn’t run the last block home…  Sun salutations and light stretching: quad on belly, bow pose, inner thighs.

Steps: 5854  3 miles

6:00pm brisk walk with a couple minutes jog, then more brisk walking for 25 minutes to bring the stroller to meet Guillermo and the sleeping Mateo at bus stop.

Pedometer total: 8268 Steps

Week 11, Day 5

8:30 am? morning run — I didn’t look at the clock, about 25 minutes. 2 1/2 loops around Cadman Plaza Park (super cold and windy, planned on doing 3 1/2 loops, but too cold), down Clark Street to the Promenade, down to Water Street, stopped at the bakery, and store for orange juice, brisk walk/jog in between stores and home. Too cold to walk only. 

4 rounds of the sun salutation, 2 sets 6 repetitions (on my knees) pushups, 2 sets 1 arm rows (8 pounds, 12 reps) and stretches!  Mateo joined for a somersault, upward dog and other stretches. First time back doing these type of exercises in a long time: the worst of the 1st trimester is over!!!!!

Pedometer: 5139 Steps

12:30 – 7:30 — various moderate walking around Macy’s.

Pedometer: 12218 Steps

Week 11, Day 4

8:25 am – moderate walk 15 minutes, 10 minute brisk walk

10:00 am – moderate walk with errands 30 minutes

12:00 pm – 10 minute brisk walk

12:30 pm – 30 minutes walk (10 moderate, 20 brisk)

Pedometer: 10461 steps