The thing about walking into the gym when you’re pregnant AF, is that everyone will stare. I mean, EVERYONE. Especially when they haven’t seen you in a while.
I’d tried to Kylie Jenner it for a while, wearing over-sized sweatshirts and sweatpants to make people think that maybe I had just gained some weight, but towards the end of the second trimester and into the third, that was no longer possible.
“Embrace the belly”, husband told me one day
But it’s so hard; 6 months ago I had what might of been abs (I’m not sure, it might of been the shadows), and now I’m waddling all whale-like with my bones feeling like that of a 75 year old woman with osteoporosis. Getting out of bed is a chore, bending over to pick up socks that my pregnant clumsy self dropped is hard; I had to get slip on sneaks because it got to the point where I was trying to tie my shoes and after a few minutes was just like, nope.
Which leaves me wondering, how are some moms so glowy and so zen in the midst of all of this? I try drink more water, put on extra moisturizer and highlighting creme on the high points of my face, but I think my internal struggle with my changing body comes out, and I just look like a pregnant woman with a scowled, but nicely highlighted face.
I’m doing better though, with embracing the belly. At this point, it is what it is. There’s no question of is she? or isn’t she? or.. I think she might be… I look pregnant and there’s no point in hiding it.
Oh, but the stares.
And being the person that I am, I hate attention and when I know I’m being eyed from the corner of people’s eye, my mind goes crazy on what people are thinking
Wasn’t she just super skinny, like yesterday?
What is she doing working out? I mean, what is she doing even moving? Her belly is so… pregnant!
I tell myself to keep an eye on the prize, that I only have 9 more weeks to go, and that post-baby and once cleared by the doctor, the transition to going back to my prime self will be easier. We’ll see how that goes though.
Fitness thing of the week:
My pregnancy workout:
Cardio: 15 minutes (fast paced walking)
Muscle Group Tone: 30-45 minutes, 4 supersets, 15 reps eat exercise, light weight
Stretch/What Ab Exercise I can do : 15 minutes. I’m not able to do a lot of ab workouts now that I’m super pregnant, but I do work out my transitional ab breathing techniques and side abs.
Things I avoid:
Exercises in which I have to lay down (if it’s like a dumbbell chest press where you usually lie down, I’ll make sure I’m at an angled position)
Exercises where I sit down
Things I try to do:
Keep my heart rate up
Do exercises that help with balance, but don’t make me fall over.
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m in nesting mode, so will be doing my sewing and crafting for baby’s room. Also – there’s a football on Sunday.
Until next time…