Extra Extra Read all about it!!! There will be a new addition to the FFM crew. As of Thursday last week I have finally reached my 2nd trimester. Today I am 13 wks 5 days. My energy levels are increasing and the nausea is gone too. Praise the Lord!!
I have continued to workout this go round where as I did absolutely noting but eat during my 1st pregnancy. Not a good look since I struggled to lose the weight. Great thing is I got down 17 lbs and I’m much healthier this time.
I had to cut back on my 2x days and the crazy boot camps that I was so nicely addicted to. My weekly workout routines currently includes 2 days of strength and cardio and 2 days of HIIT/C25K training.
During my 1st trimester my energy was none existent, I learned that I was anemic again, and put on iron. The iron helped a little bit. My workouts started to get a bit depressing since I was now getting out of breathe faster and I felt weaker. At this point I was like “Well I’m calling it, pregnancy sucks!”
I had to keep reminding myself that things will get better in my 2nd trimester and that if I keep it up me and the baby will both be healthy. (Thanks to everyone for listening to my whining, you know who you are. LOL)
I also had to do some research and listen to my doctors because there are 2 schools of thoughts about working out during pregnancy and especially during your 1st trimester.
Old school- don’t work out, no running you are shaking up the baby… Blah Blah Blah
New school- you and the baby will be fine, your not shaking up the baby, 1st trimester is a great time to start working out… Blah Blah Blah
I’m not a Dr but I like the thought of continuing to work out, eating healthy and over all listening to my body.
So a week into my 2nd trimester I have to say there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I’m going to enjoy the energy while I can.