The baby may be slowly taking over my midsection but I’m working hard to keep dem’ arms!
Let me tell you, I have a completely new appreciation for the fitness journey that pregnant women embark on. These past few weeks have been hard both mentally and physically.
I’ve had to really figure out what works for me and change things up on the fly like workout times, modifications for sequences that leave me out of breath, adjusting weights to make sure I’m staying safe, slowing my running pace to ensure I can carry on a conversation the entire time and take walking breaks when I can’t, FOOD… don’t get me started with that, and just constantly reminding myself that my body is changing, especially when looking in the mirror and struggling to see the definition I had only 3 months ago. The mental aspect has been way harder than I ever thought it would be and for other momma bears out there, please know I FEEL YOU and we are in this together!
This pregnancy is an absolute blessing. I know that and I’m excited to learn more about me and help other expectant moms navigate their fitness journey along the way and in the future. This is new territory for me and I’m determined to make the best of it.