My joyful celebration (jumping up and down, laughing hysterically, dreaming of holding my healthy baby) was followed by a jolting reality check. I was about to go through nine months of making this baby, trying to balance my weight, fighting cravings, fighting fatigue, fighting through my workouts and ultimately I will push out a new life, the size of a watermelon, through a hole that is the size of an eraser!! I have my work cut out for me.
While I know that pregnancy and childbirth are nothing new, this is the first time that I will be going through the process so it’s ALL new to me. While I embark on this amazing journey, my goal is to be the healthiest me that I can possibly be. I am also determined to document this entire process from beginning to end, with an honestly that will be refreshing and helpful to others.
So, let me start from the beginning, before I even realized I was pregnant. In late September, I decided that I wanted to start a new training routine. I was done competing for the year and needed a new challenge. I liked the idea of increased accountability and a new workout plan so I started working with a trainer. After about 3 weeks on my new program, I was slightly frustrated with my progress. I knew that I had been eating clean and working hard in the gym but my progress did not line up with the amount of work I was putting in. Based on the way my body normally responds, this just didn’t make sense. I found out that I was pregnant the next week and then everything made sense! Seeing my body change, even in the first 3 weeks (bloating, fat seeming to accumulate around my mid-section) was really tripping me out. I was working so hard in the gym and my body literally seemed to be working against me. It was slightly refreshing to find out that there was definitely another factor in the mix!
The funny thing is right now, I feel pretty normal except for the bloating…extreme bloating LOL I haven’t had any morning sickness and haven’t had to change my workouts YET…We’ll see what I say in a few weeks.
Until next time,