Hi guys! Happy Friday. It’s a pretty one over here – fall colors have officially started to arrive in the DC area! Love those vibrant reds against the blue sky.
I finished off my week with one last Friday morning workout date with my girl Chelsea! We’ve been doing a fun routine lately of one DC workout earlier in the week with Kathleen, and then one Friday morning workout in Arlington (Virginia – where we both live) just the two of us. Our fave lately is Bodymass Gym (via ClassPass <- $40 off affiliate link)!
I’m going to plan on doing one more DC workout with both ladies earlier in the week next week (assuming I still feel okay) as a last hurrah, but I decided this would be my last Friday Arlington workout. I’m definitely starting to slow down and feel like I want to just sleep and relax, so I will honor that! I see a lot of slow walks and prenatal yoga in my future for the next couple weeks, and that sounds quite nice. I’ll really miss these morning workout dates but I know we’ll be back at it in a few months – something to look forward to! It will be so weird to actually try hard during workouts again – I’m so used to dialing things down a ton/modifying now!
Bodymass Gym has an adorable dog mascot – his name is Flex. We got a photo with him to celebrate our last day there together for awhile. 🙂 He always comes out to say hi to everyone when the workout classes are over!
As a Friday treat Chelsea and I usually walk to Bayou Bakery after our workout to grab lattes before heading home and on to the workday. I was really hungry and their biscuits smelled AMAAAAZING so I treated myself to a to-go egg, bacon, and cheese biscuit sandwich too, which I enjoyed at home later with the rest of my latte. Hit the spot! Their bacon is so smoky and delicious.
Not much else going on over here besides starting to wrap up work stuff (I have a ton of AnneTheRD nutrition client sessions next week as it will be my last week seeing clients), and still trying to turn the baby! I have been trying all the various old wive’s tale methods this week – sitting in a warm bath with an ice pack on the top of my belly, rubbing peppermint oil on the top of my belly, doing handstands in the pool, etc. I still need to try the moxibustion – I can’t do that by myself (because I can’t reach my toes, lol) so I need Matt to help me but we’ve had stuff going on every night this week and have hardly seen each other!
I’m also still going to my prenatal chiropractor, and doing some inversions at home. At this morning’s workout I modified some of the plank/core stuff to be inversions instead as well!
We’ll see if any of it works! As of now we have a tentative C section scheduled for Monday, November 20. That’s only 3 days before our due date, which is good – I didn’t want to evict the baby before she’s ready! But I also didn’t want to wait too long, go into labor, and have an emergency C section situation either. Who knows, maybe she’ll come before them – but the doctors and I decided that was a good middle ground date to choose. I can’t believe that’s only a little over 2 weeks away!! They will obviously check the baby before we move forward with the C section to see if she has turned (and at the appointments leading up to it, too).
Time to get back to work – have a great weekend and I’ll see you guys back here on Monday! Also – GOOD LUCK to those of you running the New York City Marathon! I’ll be cheering you on virtually!