Around week 14 my nausea subsided and for the most part, I felt great! I was able to workout 1-3 times per week depending on the week and how many hours I had been standing daily. I have had a history of pre-term labor and preclamsia so I do have to be mindful of my daily activity levels in order to try and prevent any re-occurrence of those two complications happening. My diet had expanded to some greens, chicken & turkey, whole grains and low sugar fruits.
As many of you Mama's out there know, with pregnancy you get used to one thing and bam! It all changes again! I hit 27 weeks and felt like I had hit a wall. My hips and back were aching, muscle cramps & fatigue set it. We are sitting currently at 30 weeks and I am lucky to make it through the day without an ice pack, heat pack or some Tylenol! My visits to the gym are much less frequent. My diet is still *okay* although it is not what I want it to be. I have gained a total of 11lbs since my pre pregnancy weight which I am very happy about but also could go hand in hand with some muscle loss.
As I near the end of this pregnancy I am so excited to be able to document my fitness journey with all of you and inspire other women to be able to do the same thing! I have accomplished a lot in my fitness career but growing a human (well 3!) has been the most rewarding. I will continue to blog about the remainder of my pregnancy, birth, immediate postpartum and my plan for getting back to pre-pregnancy shape and any plans for a return back to the stage.