Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Climbing Pregnant: The Hours

So I'm very very close to doing the problem I've been talking about. I don't want to jinx myself though. I'm pretty sure I have two more weeks of high performance climbing before I can't hold my core. The way I've come up with this is an equation of sorts. It seems that after each climbing session, the amount of hours that I can hold my belly in has started to decrease. One session at the Mars roof now leaves me with two hours of sucking it in time. I figure for each hour that I can hold it in= one week of peak climbing time. I really really hope I'm right or perhaps a bit conservative.
Wish me luck.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Preggers: One day at a time

So, there are lots of things to talk about when it comes to being pregnant. Even though this is baby number 2, the moment I found out I was pregnant I wanted to go out and find every fantastic preggo book on the market. But attempting to be a frugal mama made me step off the shopping trail and delve into iphone-landia. The book, What to Expect While you're Expecting has an iphone app! It tells you your due date, does a countdown for you and tells you roughly the size of your babe. It also gives you something to read daily on topics ranging from sensitivity, nutrition and even constipation! I love it an it only cost me $0.

So I've had a few days where its so freak'in hot outside that really all I could do was lay on the couch and eat. But I'll have you mind, tomorrow is a full climbing day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Ladies Issue

Leave it to Dead Point to do away with editorial submission guidelines and entertain an idea that may not be the most popular one but certainly the most intuitive. I think it's brilliant: The Ladies Issue. There are so many lady crushers out there of all walks of life who, just because they don't send v1000, are worthy of editorial mention. I am so inspired by this issue and hopefully you will be too.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Here we go again

Be prepared, this blog is incorporating a new topic that may not appeal to everyone, for those who are uninterested in this addition, please keep checking in cause I won't be single minded in my postings.

So, I know it's a bit soon to be broadcasting this but I think it needs to be documented. The last time round so many friends had questions for me and I plum couldn't remember the answers to them. So now at least, I'll have an outlet and hopefully I can answer those questions finally!

I'm 9 weeks pregnant. This is usually the time that a couple keeps their news secret because many things can happen. Up until week 12-14, this is known as the first trimester. This is a huge time for me. I'm adjusting to the idea of being pregnant while dealing with all the symptoms that go with it. Thankfully, I have a very supportive husband who is stoked on the idea of number two.

Right now, I am nauseous all the time and the only way I have found to curb this unfortunate side effect is to eat small meals often. The second I go vertical in the morning I eat a bowl of cereal. It's fast, it's delicious, and it really only keeps me full till I can make an egg and some toast.

The other thing that temporarily curbs my nausea is CLIMBING!! I feel better when I'm doing something even though my first inclination is to lay on the couch and do nothing all day long! Which I did for about a week before I figured this secret out.

I have a project. Just completing the first half would be nice but to do the entire thing would set my climbing spirit at ease for the future of my pregnancy. I think it's important to set goals for yourself when you are in your normal state let alone with time constraints and pregnancy. This goal of mine motivates me to get off the couch and not eat cheese burgers all the time!

I still eat cheese burgers occasionally though.