Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Incredible Expanding Woman

Okay, I'm really starting to get fat now. My butt is huge, my thighs now touch together, and my arms have started to do that flabby jiggle thing. And it's only going to get worse before it gets better.

Before I got pregnant, I was all gung-ho and did a bunch of reading about exercising while pregnant. I had this great plan to ride the stationary bike, modify my step aerobic workouts to make them low impact, and to actually be brave enough to put on a bathing suit and try aqua-fit and deep water running. I was going to keep being fit, even while pregnant, so I could have a healthy baby and more easily bounce back to my pre-pregnancy self.

But through all the articles and books I read, the nice authors conveniently neglected to mention how BLOODY TIRED you'd be while trying to do all this exercise!

Through the first trimester, I was too wiped at the end of the day to even think about exercise. It was tough enough to just get through a day of work without needing to have a nap at my desk, let alone tackle a 60 minute exercise tape after supper.

Once I hit the second trimester, I felt so much better that I started to exercise again. But we've been so busy this summer that I've only exercised a few times, and it's really, really starting to show! (And I don't just mean my tummy).

Is this bad for the baby? Am I being neglectful in letting myself sleep on the couch after supper instead of doing the exercise I ought to be doing? I'm starting to feel really guilty about being such a sloth and not exercising for baby.

Maybe now that we are nearly finished the renovations in our house, I will have more time for exercise. (BTW, check back in a day or so for Before and After pics of my beautiful kitchen!! I spent the long weekend painting it a beautiful, warm brick red, and I love it, I love it, I love it!!!!!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Denice, Don't feel guilty...enjoy the pleasure of eating junk food and being lazy while you will never have this time again, and the next pregnancy you will barely have time to consider any of these things so...Enjoy!
The authors of those books are crazy anyways, too many are men who have never lived through a real pregnancy or else they are women who have only imagined they were pregnant as they blissfully sailed through the whole thing. Enjoy the guilty pleasures, you will earn it when the heart burn starts (exercise does not help that), the leg cramps and the "no spot is comfortable" sleepless nights. So again, enjoy this blissfull time! Love ya, Julie