This past Saturday, I did a Habitat build. I used to work for Habitat for Humanity, during my AmeriCorps days. Here's a picture of me looking like a tough-girl construction worker:
|Yes, that's a level in my left hand. So tough!|
We were invited to join the Catholic Young Adult group here in Pensacola for a Habitat build. I guess the only day available was the 30th of July? I originally didn't think I would be up for it, but I decided this past week that I could probably do it if I just took a lot of breaks and left if need be.
B came with me, and we framed a house! Good grief, it was HOT. And humid. Probably 97° with 85% humidity. My body is definitely not as conditioned as it was four years ago. Sometimes my strategy was just to drive in three nails, then take a break. But I wasn't the only one doing so. Even the crew leaders said the heat on Saturday was the most miserable they had felt this year. I probably drank at least a gallon of water while out there. Then I had to use the porta-potty. Yuck.
Overall, I felt pretty good about my day at Habitat! Then I woke up the next morning to discover that my thighs were sore and I had a breakout covering my entire upper back. (Yeah, eww.) But those things have happened to me before when I did stuff like this sporadically. I'm going to call this a win.
I also took some belly pics! Sort of a base line, but I've definitely gained a gut and a few pounds. I already miss my body. Hate me all you want, but I had a pretty awesome hourglass figure.
|This was taken last August, but I looked the same back in May of this year|
|Barefoot and preggers at 14 weeks, 6 days.|
B and I will be heading out on another airplane ride this week, so that we can actually enjoy Indiana in the summertime. I've only ever been when it's cold! Hopefully, now that I'm in my second trimester, this plane ride won't be as awful as the last one. That will be fodder for next week, of course.