Bootcamp Day 3

Day 3 of mom and baby bootcamp today 🙂 Pushed myself a little harder today because I felt I had the energy, but I know now that I am going to be sore tomorrow. Usually sore muscles feel good, but it’s not the same “hurts so good” during pregnancy. Still loving the class though and have been jogging a bit too 🙂

My skin has been glowing since I starting sweating it out a little more frequently again. My hunger is unreal though. My go to foods these days are still egg whites with either salsa or in oatmeal, kashi go lean cereal, smoothies or toast, PB and banana. Oh and I am still on a crazy egg kick. I craved them last pregnancy too. I eat eggs every. single. day. lol. It somehow never gets old.

I am happy to be kicking April to the curb. Although our names may indicate it, we are not related in any way, shape or form. Not this year anyway. I am welcoming May with open arms. It has to be a better month. Right!? I see lots of signs of spring, so I am very, very hopeful.

Taking a rest day tomorrow to let these muscles recoup and catch up on some stuff around the house and yard.

Happy first day of May tomorrow. May it bring green grass, beautiful buds and sunny days 🙂

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Mom and Baby Bootcamp

Emma and I attended our second mom and baby bootcamp today in this pregnancy.  I have been doing at home Beachbody workouts for the last 8 months or so but really missed the social aspect of group exercise.  It feels great to get out and work up a sweat with such a lovely group of ladies.  The instructor is awesome and if you live in the Halifax area you should check her out https://www.facebook.com/RightFootForwardFitness?fref=ts.  She specializes in mom and baby bootcamps but also runs regular bootcamps in the evenings.  It is always challenging and always a fun time.

I got the go ahead today to continue on with the bootcamp from my obgyn.  Just no ab work such as crunches and I am to keep my heart rate under 70%.  Being an ‘A’ type personality it was very hard in the beginning to modify my workouts.  I don’t know how not to push myself.  But as I get further into the pregnancy I realize it is not about me, it’s about baby and listening to my body, so I have backed off a bit and am still going strong just at a lesser intensity.

The difference in this pregnancy and the last is unbelievable.  Last pregnancy we had many complications and I couldn’t do much but go for a short walk now and then.  My whole body ached and sleep was nearly impossible due to hip and back pain.  This pregnancy is going very well and I have been able to stay active and my body is very thankful for that.  I have very minor joint pain and sleep is a little easier.  MInd you, hormones still play a major role in me being awake at 4am blogging 🙂

On that note, I am going to try to grab another hour sleep before my little munchkin wakes up.

21 Weeks Pregnancy #2

I had my monthly appointment with my Obgyn this afternoon to review my 20 week ultrasound and my bloodwork.  All is good (insert sigh here).   Hormone levels are good, dating is good and baby is growing and thriving in there!  No complications thus far, which makes this mama a very happy one!

A quick little run down of our fertility history.  Before we had our now almost 15 month old daughter, we tried for over 6 years to conceive her. We tried charting, temping, ovulation tests, diet change, fertility drugs, an IUI that worked but then we miscarried at 10 weeks, then on to more natural methods such as acupuncture, seed cycling, chinese herbs and naturopathic medicine.  Nothing worked for us and we were labelled as having “unexplained infertility”.  My hormones were in the range of a premenopausal woman and I was told to give up we were wasting our time.  So, we did.  We started the process of public adoption, which is a very long process and can take years to get a child let alone an infant.  However, about 6 months in and 3 months living in our new home we discovered we were pregnant!  Totally unexpected!

After a very long, complicated nine months of bed rest and nerves slowly unravelling, we had our beautiful daughter Emma.  She is the light of our life.  We are blessed to have her and will be blessed a second time in just 19 short weeks to be able to give her a sister.

This pregnancy is completely different than the last.  I have been able to remain active, I feel good, there are no complications and I have a very cute and busy distraction this time.  She keeps me on my toes 🙂