My weekly wrap that I didn’t do on Sunday would have read something like this.
Monday – no workout, started undercoating and painting.
Tuesday – no workout, busy painting, overwhelmed with renovations and the amount of work that had to be done, could often be found rocking in a corner.
Wed – no workout too tired after yesterday.
Thursday – announced to the World Wide Web, ie Facebook that I am 12 weeks Pregnant.
Friday – no workout
Saturday – managed to do a Boxing Class
Sunday – Mothers’ Day no workout.
So the big news of the week is I’m forty and pregnant. It was unplanned but we are very happy. It took some time to come to terms with (and a bit scary since I suffered a miscarriage about 18 months before), but once that 12 week scan all looked good it was time to share the news.
I am the worst secret keeper ever so keeping this in for the last 8 or so weeks had been killing me and it may have leaked to some close friends and immediate family. It was difficult to hide from those close to me as I was suffering Morning/All Day sickness, it was like having a hangover, day after day, but without the fun the night before.
Lots of people suffer from this apparently, but I was lucky with my first child that I didn’t feel sick at all.
When struggling with feeling sick the best cure I found was eating, some of my favourite choices were: cheese and dry crackers, Quelch fruit ice-block sticks, vita wheats with vegemite, bread, soft drinks and lots more. If I was 5 minutes late for a meal the nausea would overwhelm me, it was crazy.
At 10-11 weeks I started to feel better but 12-13 weeks til now it has come back with a vengeance, although not constant and all day like it was, just random waves of bad nausea.
Being pregnant and feeling sick has slowed me down with my training as you may have noticed from my lack of weekly wraps and lack of activity within the weekly wraps that I did do. I also get told so many things by so many different people about what exercise you can and can’t do. I took the advice of my Obstetrician which was, keep doing what you are doing, if you were doing it before you can do it whilst pregnant, don’t overheat your body and don’t go horse riding or water skiing. Ok Doc that is pretty easy, but my confusion lay with the overheating. How do you know when you are heading that direction? I asked Doc the question, he said your body temperature will only get dangerously high if you are running marathons etc. So pretty safe to say I’m not planning a marathon or similar whilst pregnant.
Another thing everyone is asking is, are we going to find out the sex of the baby, well that is a big N-O. I love a good surprise and what is better than waiting 9 months, it is torture but worth it, besides it will save me and all those around me lots of money from pre-buying pink or blue baby goodies.
So a few of my fitness goals will be happily put on the back burner, my immediate goal is to not stack on the weight. Surprisingly I have not put on a scrap of weight in this first 3 months and hope to do the same for the remaining pregnancy. Doc has said at my pre-pregnancy BMI that up to 7kgs is an acceptable weight gain but he said plenty of people can lose weight whilst pregnant.
So I would love to hear your training and anti-nausea tips as well as if anyone was successful with weight loss during pregnancy.
Congratulations!!!! I am surprised you can be bothered training at all. My first twelve weeks I just slept and felt sorry for myself for my constant nausea LOL. My training life began after my babies…..but there is a beautiful pregnant woman at my gym at the moment who is just training on bump and all. Inspirational!!!
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I think you can count all of that paint and prep as exercise for sure!! I’m so thrilled for you Rach, and so happy that you’re keeping it a surprise…finding out once the baby come is truly the best!
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Wow how exciting for you. Such a lovely surprise. I hope you are well and can enjoy this precious gift
Congratulations! That is fabulous news. I gained heaps of weight with my first and hardly any with my second. We didn’t find out the gender of either of the Sisters – I don’t like knowing what I’m getting for Christmas – so I didn’t want to ‘shake the package’ on the biggest surprises of our lives! 🙂
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I love that quote, “don’t shake the package on the biggest surprise of our lives”, lol.
Congratulations! I would blow off any idea of losing weight while pregnant – while it can be done, why should it? It’s hard enough keeping these little people alive and well while not destroying your body at the same time (my ligaments went to crap the third time round – any little thing put my back out or made my hips sore)….save your energy, this is the easy part – you’ll be 55 with a 15 year old!! (I can say this because that terror is the barrel I’m looking down)
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Wow how exciting!! Good on you for sticking to your health and fitness goals. Take care of yourself x
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Congratulations! Surprise pregnancies are the best ones I think 🙂 Although a planned one is also pretty darn great 🙂
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Congratulations! Im 8 months pregnant at the moment. Dont worry about being pregnant older, two of my friends are pregnant and both are 42. Its a lot more common these days.
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