|This was Friday - which was a pretty average day :)|
|I did a 4 mile walk on the lake with my sister last night while it was gorgeous outside!|
As far as my eating goes, that has been on point the last week too. Ever since the failed one hour glucose test debacle, I've drastically cut back on my sugar intake & dropped my carbs as well. I was already tracking this information through MyFitnessPal, but I wasn't really paying attention to it. Now that I'm paying attention to it, I realize that I was overdoing it on the carbs & I've felt the difference since I cut back. I'm making up for my carbs with extra protein & that has definitely resulted in more energy.
One more adjustment I've made is my daily calorie intake. My doctor had originally told me that 2200 was standard for the second trimester, but with my cutback in carbs, I just don't feel like I need that many right now. So I'm eating 1900, then allowing myself to eat activity calories as I see fit.
Trust me, I'm not limiting myself drastically. A typical day still involves plenty of foods that I love. In fact, I realized yesterday that my lunch was basically all white foods - not a shining health moment - but I'm doing so much better than I did while I was pregnant with Ella & my doctor is really pleased with how I've kept myself in check so far. Moderation & awareness of what I'm putting in my mouth have been the keys to my success.
I have zero intentions of letting myself go in the third trimester either! With warm weather, there will be plenty of family walks & grilling to keep me happy :) My hope is to keep my weight gain between 25 & 30 pounds for this pregnancy - literally less than half of what I gained with Ella - which is certainly attainable, as I'm sitting pretty at 16 pounds at 26 weeks.
**Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional & every pregnancy is different. Please talk to your doctor about all fitness & calorie decisions that you are making during your pregnancy. Mine has been tremendously supportive & I'm sure yours will be too!**