I'm going through sugar cravings. I've allowed myself some 85% dark chocolate though, and that sufficed. Plus, a recent study correlated chocolate consumption with a lower risk of preeclampsia.
I'll jump right in - yesterday's food:
Breakfast - 2 egg omelet filled with grass-fed taco meat and topped with guacamole
Lunch - Grass-fed taco meat on a bed of dark leafy greens tossed in olive oil, topped with guacamole, organic cherry tomatoes, and splashed with jalapeno Tabasco sauce (I adore that stuff)
Snack - Whole fat Greek yogurt sweetened with honey, a handful of blackberries
Dinner - Pork cutlet with roasted sweet potato slices and stewed okra & tomatoes
Exercise: I walked for 25 minutes. I really tried for 30 minutes, since I'm trying to work up to 45 minutes, but my back felt so wonky and it was an effort keeping my tailbone somewhat tucked and my abs somewhat firm. It was also reallllly muggy outside (yes, that required italics AND extra Ls - that's how humid it was), and I just felt sapped and drained. I used to be able to walk for hours, no matter the weather! Well, tonight, I'll aim to add 5 minutes and get up to that 30 minute mark, which is what I feel should be a bare minimum.
Speaking of tucking my tailbone and all that mess, I feel like my round ligament pain and stiffness have gotten worse lately. I haven't been going to yoga for a few weeks. I was attending level 1 yoga for a few months prior to my pregnancy, as well as throughout my entire 1st trimester and part of my 2nd, but it was getting to where they were doing so many poses I couldn't participate in. I was spending a lot of time in child's pose, and that gets old after a while. Anyway, I'm starting prenatal yoga at the same school this Sunday, so I'm hoping that will help. It's only available once a week, but I'll be able to practice by myself at least one or two times by my lonesome while I'm waiting for Sundays.
Oh! Strength training - 2nd session went well! Here are the stats:
- Knee pushups: 10 reps x 2 sets (up from 8 reps!)
- Squats: 30 reps x 2 sets (up from 25 reps!)
- Modified jackknives: 25 reps x 2 sets (up from 20, I think)
- Planks: 2 30 second sets (no change)
I'm making progress!