Friday, June 15, 2007

FitPreggo Friday

Pregnancy Weight Gained 8lbs, Alcohol Units 0 (sigh), Cigarettes 0 (yuck), Timbits 3 (but were bought for office mates so don't count), Skittles Too many to track, Chocolate Chips Several large handfuls, Fries Yes (but as are potatoes, counting them as vegetables), Other Forbidden Substances Tim Hortons French Vanilla Coffee, Total Calories Scared to hazard a guess.

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Am most upset because bravely worked out last night to Billy Blanks Ultimate Boot Camp video. Not feeling any fitter, but now have headache from tensing up while using resistance bands. Also noticed while doing girl push-ups that burgeoning stomach takes on a most distressingly Sigourney Weaver-esque Alien aspect. Not good if wanting to portray a chic mother-to-be. Colleague at work remarked that stomach did not look pregnant, but rather like it had recently given birth and was still sporting an afterbirth pooch. (Mental note: ply colleague with fattening foods so she gains a pooch too.)

Have been attempting to keep up with running schedule, but am finding it difficult between stomach viruses and Mr Earth's busy schedule. Run times distressingly low, and usually end up at Timothy's for a chai tea and chocolate chip muffin. Not sure if able to count runs followed by large chocolatey baked goods. Must remember that while eating for two, one of said two people is only 5 inches and probably doesn't need to eat a whole muffin alone.

Am seriously considering going on cross-country tour to promote idea of recognizing Toddler Lifting and Carrying as new official sport of Olympics. Am sure to win gold medal and gain international fame.

In the past, have been compared most flatteringly to Buffy star Alyson Hannigan. Or, as gents in bars point out "that Band Camp girl". Have been centre of amused attention at parties after perfecting Band Camp impression:




Am concerned that with second pregnancy, am on my way to a less delectable star comparison:


12 comments:

ewe are here said...

heh heh

My 'bads' were my diet coke and too many cookies with my last pregnancy...well, both of them actually. But I'm impressed you're still running. Very impressed.

And the clothes Ms Spelling wore during her pregnancy were rather scary... I'm sure that won't be you. :-)

kgirl said...

Hilarious! I feel you - every word (except the billy blanks workout. not a chance.)

I'll do some prenatal yoga, but I'm giving up my frappucinos. nuh uh.

painted maypole said...

at least you still have a sense of humor through it all. my "favorite" part of being pregnant was how my ankles became one with my calves... we just called the swollen monsters between my feet and my knees "cankles"

metro mama said...

I totally agree with the Allison Hannigan (sp?) resemblance!

Kyla said...

You're running? Kudos. I don't even run as a non-pregnant person. You deserve the muffin. ;)

PeanutButtersMum said...

oh my! i hope you can avoid looking like that second image! some animals should never be allowed out of the zoo! she's one of them! (tori, not you!)

wow! did i know that you're pg??? i guess i'm behind a little... CONGRATS!!!

cinnamon gurl said...

Gah! What was Tori Spelling thinking?!?

I'm with Kyla on the running thing...

Beck said...

I'd have been lucky to have been attractive as tori late in my last two pregnancies. Eek.
I tried doing prenatal yoga in my last pregnancy and tore my abdominal muscles right in half. Yikes.

Mimi said...

Gah! I thought I was the only one to eat choc. chips by the handful ...

I've never known anyone who didn't gain more weight / get bigger with the second one than the first. Billy Blanks videos or not.

Tori is being punished for her man-stealing ways.

Christine said...

I can't believe your co-worker said that! Not very nice at all.

And good for you for running. Even if you end with goodies, it counts!

Annie D said...

oh man !! tori spelling, she is not lookin too good in that pic, is she now ? what is with that dress !! eww !

people say i look like mila jovovich.. not sure about the spelling. i guess i can see it a bit now, i used to not really get why so many people would say that to me.

i would like to start running, just was thinking that yesterday. good fer you ! keep it up.

blonde zookeeper said...

That is impressive that you can keep running. I have never had that kind of dicipline when pregnant. I hope to have a fraction of that when I'm pregnant again. I'm sure it will pay off, you'll be one of those women who looks like you've never had a child the day after you give birth. And for the goodies, I prefer to go with the rule my mother taught me "the calories don't count if no one sees you eat them"