After our announcement, I thought I’d answer a few reader questions.
How far along are you?
I’m going on 18 weeks or the 2nd trimester. I found out I was pregnant right before the Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival.
Can you see a bump? This was taken at 15.5 weeks or so, I think. I still need to get on those belly pics! But, honestly, my boobs are beating my belly for the time being. Spencer isn’t complaining-but I may need to upgrade my sports bras!
Knowing I was pregnant prior to the half marathon forced me to run a smart race. I knew the course was hilly, so it already was going to be challenging. I kept my breathing under control even on the steep hills, and felt strong–but I really was ready for the race to be over and completely satisfied with a 1:49 finish.
Do you have morning sickness?
Thankfully, no. I’ve been really lucky–but my mom never got sick either. I know many women experience nausea throughout their first trimester, but I have been proceeding as normal!
What are you craving?
Before I knew I was actually pregnant, I was craving eggs every day! For breakfast & lunch–my body wanted protein.
I would wake up so hungry and need something in my belly immediately. Normally, I workout in a fasted state–especially before intense CrossFit WOD’s, but I felt weak without at least a banana.
Once I found out I was pregnant, it made sense. Your body, or baby, seems to know best.
Cheese. I hardly ever ate cheese prior to being pregnant. But, now give me some cheese & crackers, and I will polish them off! Really loving Laughing Cow.
Longtime readers know how much I love the GenetixHD line. It jump started my Journey to Lean helping me shred body fat and boosting stamina. My physique changed from in-shape to lean. Sadly, I have to give up that and boy, am I missing it!!
Pregnancy means I’m battling some fatigue, so I would love to take Meta-Ignite or Pro-Sculpt to fire me up, but not till June!
Will you be sharing your prenatal workouts?
You bet I will! For the first trimester, I didn’t change much. I was more conscious of effort & intensity and have slowly started to accept a slower pace. Cue swallowing pride.
Now, that I am in the 2nd trimester, exercises like sit-ups and crunches are out, so I’ll be doing plenty of plank variations.
With the frigid weather, I have to get creative at home as running outside on unstable footing isn’t appealing. Long walks (half jog) with Cooper are frequent, but that’s not enough everyday (some days it is, however).
For tabatas, you set the timer for 8 rounds of 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for a total of 4 minutes. So, this workout is only 20 minutes but it’s about quality, not quantity. I demo the wood chops HERE.
Do you feel tired?
My biggest need right now is sleep. I think I have been averaging close to 10 hours a night! What the heck?! I know if we have another baby, 10 hours will be luxury.
Do you have questions? I’m no expert (obviously) but I will answer openly and honestly–within reason!
Do you do New Year’s resolutions?