Summer isn’t even over, yet Dan and I are thinking all the way to Valentine’s Day of 2014 already. Not that I am trying to rush 2013 or anything. It’s been an amazing year. So much has happened – we have been settling into our new house, Ben’s been talking so much and turning into a wonderful little man, my sister and her husband are expecting their first baby….but for us, 2014 is going to also be a pretty special year. We are being blessed with a new addition to the family…a little girl! Ben is going to be a big brother! We could not be more excited.
Since becoming pregnant, I have been feeling awful. Much more terrible than I was with Ben (since my pregnancy with Ben was a piece of cake). Tired, dizzy, nauseous, hungry 24/7, no energy…the list goes on. But, as I’m entering my fourth month, things are finally starting to look up a bit.
I have continued my fitness routine since finding out I was pregnant at 4 weeks. While at my parents’ beach house I have still been SUPing, kayaking (hello arms), and beach yoga. Long stroller walks with Ben and the dogs are my daily afternoon routine. And on my days off from the gym, pregnancy yoga videos on YouTube have been helpful (so many good exercises on YouTube, people!!)
At the gym I am averaging 2x a week at spin and 2x a week at yoga. (And yesterday just did a barre class – cannot move my quads & triceps today, random!) My yoga teachers are awesome and I know how to modify for pregnancy at this point. Spinning is easy since you kind of go at your own pace and I just don’t participate in jumps. I gained 40+ pounds with Ben and it took me 2 years to get back in shape after Ben, so I’m hoping this routine will help me through labor and help me whip myself back into shape earlier than Ben’s kindergarten years.
So here’s to the next 6 months being healthy, happy & exercise filled!
And since I have barely posted in a YEAR, here’s some pictures to show what life has been like…if anyone cares….