Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Munchies...

So I found out I've gained 25 lbs so far...are your ears bleeding?  Because that was super painful for me to hear!  But, at least I'm now decently motivated to shape up and have a much healthier second half of the pregnancy!  
And with that comes cleaner eating and exercise!  Yes, folks, I finally exercised 2 days in a row!  I walked with friends.  Today, I tried running (so I wouldn't be late meeting up with my walking partner) and I think that ship has sailed my friends.  It has just.been.too.long.  And I was so sad to see a friend run past me-the same path I used to run.  
I used to be able to run 10 miles...
Now I can barely walk up the stairs...

I might start the Cough 2 5k again, because that is how this whole running thing started anyway.  Or, I might just stick with walking.  But I also have the DVD I bought which I would like to begin incorporating into my weekly activities.  
This Sunday my husband and I plan on completing the garage makeover (we have to organize and move things) as well as finally put up all the outgrown baby/kids clothes.  Once these major organization tasks are off my to-do list, I can start putting more time towards the more typical activities.  

Have I mentioned lunches and dinners are a struggle for me?  We always eat the same thing.  Which I guess isn't necessarily bad, but I feel bad for subjecting my family to my boringness.  When I was grocery shopping this weekend I was trying to think of new, healthy lunch ideas.  Then it hit me! 

Israeli salad
whole wheat wrap
feta cheese

Israeli Salad
6 cucumbers diced
4 roma tomatoes seeded and diced 
5 green onions sliced
1 red bell pepper seeded and diced 
1/3 cup chopped garlic
1 cup fresh chopped parsley 
1/2 minced fresh mint leaves 
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper

What I love about this recipe is there is room to adapt.  I did not have green onions.  Will it make it or break it?  Nope!  I also did not have any fresh herb, but I had dried (minus the parsley) and that will work just fine!  

I already can't wait for lunch!


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  4. No idea how much I have gained but I am SO BREATHLESS all the time! Especially first thing in the morning. I'd stick with walking if you're not used to running - something is better than nothing. My midwife was telling me about something called Walk the Pounds Away? Or maybe it was named something else. Anyway obviously losing weight isn't the goal but when she asked me what exercise I was doing I told her I pretty much only did squats and walking. She was cool with it and said keep it up!

  5. If I am reading you blog correct - your having twins? This is different than a normal pregnancy - by gaining 20 or 24 pound by week 24 your Rick and preterm labor decreases and your chance of delivering a healthy baby increases. Total weight is 35-40 pounds but early with gain is encouraged so eat healthy and your doing a great Job.

    Congrats on a beautiful big family


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