So anyway, at week 20 I have gained 14 pounds (it was 15, until I cut salt out of my diet). Here's what my belly looks like today:
I've learned that the baby is now the size of a small cantaloupe, supposedly. What To Expect When You're Expecting says she should weigh about 10 ounces and Your Pregnancy Week By Week says 9 ounces. My baby weighs 13 ounces. And, since I've gained 14 pounds, apparently I am huge, too. I just entered my stats into an online pregnancy weight gain calculator and it told me that I am "two pounds over the high-end of my target weight range." It says I need to be more conscious of my caloric intake, and I need to make sure I consume no more than 300 extra calories per day (right now, I consume zero extra calories -- I don't need or want extra food). More proof that all the shoulds and supposed-tos and averages out there are pretty much all bunk. I'm doing everything right in terms of health and I know I am gaining exactly what I need to gain. Plus, I am still doing overheard lunges with 25-pound plates, along with kettlebell swings, sled drags and wall balls. To me, that is all that matters.
|Working out today at Sweat360, in my new favorite tank top from For Two Fitness.|