Friday, December 30, 2011

9 weeks...

I have no idea what happened this week but I have been completely exhausted. Let me back up a little bit though and start with focusing on the positives.
1. I have not had any kind of crazy morning sickness. Matter of fact, the extent of my morning sickness has been a slightly queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach if I go for more than 3 hours without eating anything. It goes away as soon as I take a bite of food. Compared to some horror stories that I have heard, I’d say that that’s pretty good!
2. I have maintained my workouts and even impressed myself with the level of intensity on certain days. While I have definitely felt more fatigued than normal, I have pushed through and been successful.
3. I got 2 new pairs of jeans. This may not seem significant but it really helped out when I would go through feeling of being bloated and not that cute. It’s amazing how a cute pair of jeans boosts your confidence!

On to the challenges…so I have truly been exhausted this week. I had no idea that the feeling of fatigue and sleepiness could hit someone so fast and hard. I literally felt like I was going to fall asleep teaching P.E. one day this week. Considering I teach middle schoolers who are constantly talking, moving, making noises etc., there is NO WAY I should have even felt like falling asleep! Besides the tiredness, a strange aversion to cheese is beginning to develop. I used to LOVE 1/3 ounce of goat cheese in my egg whites every morning but now I can’t stomach the thought of it. So strange. I have also not really wanted to eat tilapia for dinner. Last night I completely avoided it and picked up a chicken wrap on the way home. I’m really hoping that this doesn’t last long because I have a lot of frozen tilapia!! Falling asleep and staying asleep at night has been a struggle. Again, SO STRANGE. Last night, I finally fell asleep at 11:45pm, woke up at 2:30am and then couldn’t go back to sleep. Food Network has some pretty good programming at 3:30am….HA HA. I would have much rather been sleeping than watching Unwrapped “Winter Treats Edition” but oh well. To end on a positive note, I made it through the day without being too tired and I think I am going to be able to make it to my favorite kickboxing class on the way home from work tonight.

Even though my thoughts do not seem too positive today, over I really do feel good and I am very thankful for the amazing life that is growing inside of me. Everybody has a rough day or two…then they pass. I know my sunshine day is right around the corner.

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