after we went through our loss with our first pregnancy i made a bit of a list of things that i wanted to accomplish (but didn’t) before i ever got pregnant. since our first pregnancy did not go as expected i took it as a sad second chance to get it right this time. to prepare myself and be accomplished and ready for when and if we ever tried again. one of the top priorities was getting myself in shape.
i joined phyx around april of 2016 and have been going to personal training 3 times a week for 30 minutes with my trainer (and pal) (and ex coworker) nicki since then and feel like i am in the best shape of my life both physically and mentally. i couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of the people at the gym and of course the desire and will to succeed in doing this. i’ve lost about 10lbs total and am stronger than i’ve ever been. i know that if i had been a bit more diligent i could have lost more but that is neither her nor there and nothing i can do about it now except move forward.
when i found out i was pregnant and it had soaked in a bit, i had a little panic. all that hard work…. is it just going to go away?! i worked so hard to build up the muscle and strength over the past year that it would suck if i had to quit!
luckily i talked to my doctor and she said i can keep doing what i was doing as long as i do not increase weight, resistance, cardio. just stay the course and keep doing. which is GREAT NEWS! trust me this is and will be the only time in my entire life that i am thrilled to be able to continue working out.
not only is it about staying active though, it’s about eating right. the first trimester was a snowball of anxiety, exhaustion and food aversions. i’ll get more into all that another time but it was hard to stay on track with my nutrition when the only things that sounded good were indian food and cookie dough flurries. now that we are in week 18 i feel like i have more energy and more of an appetite to start prepping and cooking meals again that are nutritious and healthy (and packed full of protein).
i know i kind of freaked out (because it is a tiny bit laughable) that i am not supposed to gain more than 10-15 lbs but my goal is to stay as close as possible while getting in all of my macros (calorie, fat, protein, fiber) for the day and keep me and babe (and maybe even joe) healthy.
easier said than done when all you want after 6pm is still just a cookie dough flurry….