Ugh, so sorry to hear you're in heartburn land. I was definitely there in my 3rd tri, too. Are there some foods that aggravate it that you can avoid? For me, it was anything acidic (citrus, tomatoes, etc.).
I wish I lived close enough that I could make you up an L&D snack stash to stick in your freezer until the time came!
Um, I always
think snacks are a top priority. When I was exclusively breastfeeding and constantly famished, I just lived in fear or being away from snacks for an hour and always had a serious snack stash on my person. Still do, basically.
Like you, my first round hospital bag was basically whatever BabyCenter or whatever website tells you to pack. Didn't use a ton of the stuff. Everyone says to bring your own nightie so you can feel like a human during labor... um yeah right. Like I gave a hoot about what I was wearing (or, for that matter, like I felt like a human)! I definitely didn't call out to DH and request he dig out the nightie I'd brought so I could do a between-contraction wardrobe change.
Oh, I totally jinxed myself, too, bragging about my amazing Sleep Max. Sleep was awful last night.
Nice job on your stepboxing w/o! I've definitely eyed those w/os in the course of my important KCM research.
Disclaimer: I realize I'll sound like a nut when I tell you about my workout today. But... so I was thinking of doing HiiT LB Circuit -- love it. But then I thought, hey, I haven't don't CLB in forever
so I'll do that and see how it compares. I went heavier than Cathe on all the exercises (same increases as I use for LB Circuit) and honestly? It didn't feel that hard. I found the first half of the cardio blasts to be quite challenging (the ones without the step) and the ones with step to be moderately challenging. The weighted moves, in their own right, are challenging, but the rep counts are rather low and frankly I found many of the rests longer than I needed. Maybe I just need to go even heavier? I think next time I'll just grab LB Circuit, though. Or LBB. Or LIHI Legs. I do love the CLB music, though.
So, OK, here's where I go crazy. I'm planning on tomorrow being another yoga or rest day and after CLB, I felt like I needed something more. So I added on Long and Strong Legs (starting around 5 mins in, so skipped most of the w/u, then ended just before the barre segment began). I stuck with Cathe's weight the whole time, and LOVED this workout. I can't wait to do it again in its entirety.
Needless to say, that did the trick, and my lower body feels sufficiently worked now.
But, um, I can't believe you did Long and Strong Legs Live at ~27 weeks, woman! Go you! I'm pretty sure there's 30 minutes of nonstop squats. You're a supermom!
Just curious, do you find barre work comfortable or cumbersome with your belly? I mean, I realize everything
is more cumbersome with the belly, but...
I spoke to a woman who trains pregnant, TTC, and PP women about my situation. She suggested keep 3 heavy training sessions and one HiiT per week, but no other intense exercise. So I'm thinking, maybe I'll try 3 heavy, one cardio, and maybe one LB toning workout a week, a la Turbo Barre? Something that's a challenge but not a major calorie expenditure. Or maybe I'll just do more yoga -- we'll see if I stick to any schedule. I need to be flexible, schedule-wise, so maybe I'm better off flying by the seat of my pants and seeing how I feel... meh.
Working out keeps me sane, so ultimately, I hate anything that feels like an enforced (by me, of course) limitation of it.
So that's that!
What are you planning to bring in your hospital bag that you didn't bring last time? And more importantly, which snacks are you packing?
Hugs to you-and-baby-to-be, and Little Miss 3!