As time goes by, our bodies change…
Well, baby #2 is officially due July 3rd! Needless to say, I haven’t done much in the way of active fitness, but I do walk when I can (it’s still pretty cold out … cannot wait until spring weather finally arrives) and I have a yoga DVD that I absolutely love.
This pregnancy has not been without its ups and downs. We didn’t know if this baby was even healthy until about 5 months in, which was horribly stressful and took its toll on my husband and I emotionally.
One thing I’ve learned about the 2nd baby is that your body certainly remembers what it was like to grow because I looked 4 months pregnant at just 12 weeks this time! Hopefully I won’t end up with a 12 lb baby … oh, and this one is a girl! 🙂
We are so excited and looking forward to adding to our family and watching our son, who is now 2 year old, become a big “brudder” (as he likes to say). I can’t wait to witness the bonding between them.
Fitness/health-wise, thanks to this blog and the healthy habits I picked up, I began this pregnancy 10 lbs lighter than my first pregnancy, which has been a lot easier on my joints and my hips. I can’t say that I’ve eaten so great. I’ve craved lots of carbs and definitely sweets this time around, but I know once this baby is born I’ll get back to my healthy ways because I’ll be pureeing her food just like I did my son’s and encouraging good healthy eating in the house. I’ll also be breastfeeding if that’s in the cards for me so I’ll want to maintain a healthy diet.
I have taken to smoothies this time around. Some staples that I always include: wheat germ, greek yogurt and spinach. I mix up different fruits but those are my go-to for good healthy nutrients. Sometimes I’ll add a little quinoa to spruce it up a bit!
Stay tuned for more on the journey of baby #2!
This is a long overdue update. I’ve never felt so good! In March, I was probably at my lowest weight since college (I graduated in 2003). I’ve maintained that weight ever since. I currently weigh 116-118. I fluctuate about 2 lbs depending on the day, and what I eat/drink. My arms are much more defined. I attribute most of that to my time as a SAHM when I was lifting my 25+ lb squirmy monster of a child and carrying him up the stairs numerous times throughout the day. I went from barely being able to do 2 push ups to being able to do 10 with no problem.
I walk almost every day. Now that I’m working, I sit in a chair a lot more often than I’d like to so I have to remind myself to take breaks, but the daily walking is key. We walk about 2 miles and my son really enjoys it, too. It’s our pre-bedtime routine! I’m contemplating joining a gym that offers kickboxing and yoga classes. I enjoy the relaxation of yoga, but I think I’d like to kick it up a notch (literally).
I wore a bikini during our family vacation and I felt more comfortable in my own skin than I have in years. AND, I was bloated from PMSing (this is an unfortunate and inevitable issue for women). I actually could have gone down a size in my bathing suit!
My waist is 26 inches and I’m currently wearing a size 0-2, depending on the brand. I had the hardest time finding professional pants, but The Limited saved me after months of searching. Remember, I have a small frame. It’s very easy for someone my size to gain weight and have it be noticeable. I’m not trying to look thin. I’m trying to stay strong and healthy! 🙂