Cintia, the Champ

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I'm feeling like a champ on week 33. Yesterday I walked for 45 minutes! The most I've done in the past couple of weeks is between 15 to 30 minutes. I walked during my break at work and after work I went to the gym. Being among healthy people is really inspiring. I didn't see a lot of pregnant women in the gym - that's just normal, most people drop off during that time and return right after birth. People are defintately noticing I'm pregnant. It took 33 weeks but strangers are asking when I'm due and stuff. I'm not thrilled, I don't like to call attention to myself :)
I don't know what my weight is doing, I'm focusing on exercising often and eating 'clean' foods. Last night Zeke fixed chicken cordon blu with veggies and small croissants. It was simply delicious! A lot of new moms aske me if I have some crazy hunger in the middle of the night and I say no. I've been eating small meals throughout the day and when it's time to go to sleep, eating a lot is the last thing I want. I also believe in sleeping a whole night while I can, therefore I won't be waking up to eat anything. The few times I'm hungry I tell myself 'get over it, you're getting breakfast in the morning.' LOL

It's raining outside, so I'll continue to work out inside somewhere. I've been getting a lot of questions (mostly from Brazilians) about exercising while pregnant. There are so many different things about being pregnant in the States as well as everywhere else in the world. I read the blog of a Brazilian lady who had a baby in Holland and some things there are different from in the U.S. It's just fascinating to me, these cultural differences as well as personal choices people make. I keep up with blogs of women who are marathon runners and continue to run up to the day before they give birth. I admire these women who give birth to perfectly healthy babies. I'll definately write a blog in Portuguese about exercising while pregnant and my views and experience in it.
I've been reading Proverbs for my baby and myself in the morning. This verse links gluttons with poverty, check this out:

"Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags." Proverbs 23:20-21 (Today's New International Version)

Among all those cases of people who weigh 500, 600 lbs, I never noticed that they were filthy rich. I know there are rich people who are obese but I guess most aren't. Wow, somethign to think about it. Read the same version on The Message translation:

"Oh listen, dear child—become wise; point your life in the right direction. Don't drink too much wine and get drunk; don't eat too much food and get fat. Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags." Proverbs 23:20-21 (The Message)

End up on skid row? No thank you! LOL. Here's an NPR story on food addiction. Have a great day everyone!