39 Weeks workout update + Meal Plan Link Up

Thanks for your support and suggestions on the baby wait.  It’s not easy!

After a few false alarms this week with cramping and mild contractions, I’m prepared to go on time or late and am going to stop holding my breath and reading into every little symptom!

My energy is definitely lower this week, partly because I wake up a lot at night and am having trouble falling back to sleep.  Most mornings, a walk is most appealing so I’ve stopped caring if I get in any running or strength workouts.  Besides, I need to save up energy for the workout of labor. 🙂

The recap:

Sunday: 4.5 miles- jogged 3.5 of it

Monday: 45 minute strength/elliptical combo workout

Tuesday: 45 minute walk

Wednesday: 30 minute spin + 20 minute walk

Thursday: 4 miles (ran 3.5 of it and felt good!)

Friday: am 30 minute walk, pm 30 minute walk

Saturday:  1 hour walk

We’re keeping busy with the pool, birthday parties, and a few other projects. Hubs and I took the opportunity on Friday to have a spontaneous lunch date before picking up L from camp.

lunch date

I made bone broth yesterday to freeze and will use some of it this week in jambalaya.

bone broth
Meal plan:

 

Sunday: Chicken Burritos

Monday: Crockpot Jambalaya (similar to this except that I double the chicken broth and add 2 c. cooked brown rice at the end)

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole (cutting this recipe in half!)

sweet-potato-breakfast-casserole

 

Thursday: Black bean Quesadillas and Spinach Salad

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Can’t think this far… hopefully in the hospital having baby.  🙂

Participant highlight: For those of you new to the link up, I wanted to highlight Jill who is the co-host of the link up with me.  Her blog is a fantastic mix of fitness, running and health tips.  Check her out at jillconyers.com!

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Have you made homemade stock or bone broth?

Pregnant mamas, did you find your energy slipping in the final weeks?

23 thoughts on “39 Weeks workout update + Meal Plan Link Up

  1. I’ve never made homemade stock and i’m not totally sure what bone broth is – I’m assuming it gets the flavor from the bone:)
    Take it easy and enjoy yourself as much as possible the next few days!!!
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  2. We should make our own broth, as we have plenty of whole chickens and bone-y meat in the freezer. Perhaps that “should” will turn into a “will and done” in September.

    With Susanna, there was a definite drop off in energy toward the end, along with an immense amount of impatience and wondering. I think it might have been intensified as she was due the Monday after Thanksgiving. Family was in town wondering, “when will the baby come? Will she have her on Thanksgiving?”

  3. That breakfast casserole looks awesome and I am definitely going to cut it in half too! Cannot believe how close you are to giving birth….Thinking of you and at least you aren’t dealing with the Houston heat during this pregnancy. It is HOT here. 😉
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