Well here we are on baby Ski’s due date, and still no baby Ski. I half expected him to be late, considering everyone’s told me about how their first baby was late (not to mention my brother and I were both 2 weeks late!) But he was measuring so big already at our last ultrasound, I didn’t think he would make it to full term!
But anyways, let the waiting continue :)
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from my body when I first found out I was pregnant; how my stomach would grow, how much weight I would gain, how long I would be able to continue working out, etc. I have been pleasantly surprised at just how much I’ve been able to push my body while still listening to advice from the doctors. I firmly believe in exercising and maintaining a healthy diet while pregnant; there’s no need to go crazy and starve yourself, but limiting processed and sugary foods should definitely be a goal to keep in mind. Moving around and even going on walks has kept me feeling great; the more I sat around, it seemed like the more uncomfortable I would be. At first it’s really hard to get past just how tired you are, but as I’ve been reminded a thousand times: I’m not going to get any sleep for the next 18 years, so might as well learn to deal with it!
I started taking these pictures every three weeks just to get a bigger difference from picture to picture, and also because my goal after pregnancy is to reverse the pictures and share my progress in getting back into shape. I’m posting this now so I can’t back out; I need accountability!
As a trainer it’s really easy to direct other people in achieving their goals, such as losing weight. To be honest, I’ve never really had to do that so this will be a new experience for me. Of course I can’t possibly know how long it will take to recover from giving birth and when I will be able to exercise, but I’m going to take it slow and really focus on technique of movements over fast progression. I’m planning on posting workouts, what my diet looks like, and progress pictures weekly to keep accountability, and hopefully share some tips to those in need!
Considering this morning was our last doctor’s appointment, I’m guessing I’m not going to be weighing myself again before baby Ski comes. So here are my stats (before I change my mind!)
Pre-baby weight: 135 lbs
Pre-baby body fat percentage: 16-18%
40 week check-up: 157 lbs
Total weight gained: 22 lbs