So 3rd pregnancy and you would think I would be used to the changes that happen to my body but hey I am not. I am ok with that.
Even though I have worked out my whole adult life I have not worked out the way I do now. I have never been as strong and I have never enjoyed it as much as I do. I enjoy seeing the weights going up and how my body moves.
So this week I had a bit of a meltdown about the changes. You see I know I need to slow down. I have been trying for my 3rd and final baby for over 7 months now and I couldn’t be more excited about that but I don’t think I was ready for the changes to hit me so quickly.
I have only known I am pregnant for a week and already I am struggling to breath. I am not failing in my exercises due to lack of strength but due to my heart rate going up and trying to catch my breath. That has been hard to take.
I even cried about it (a lot).
I really am going go to be ok with the changes that are going on in my body. I look forward to getting bigger and feeling my baby move about. Because I know I will be reminded just how strong my body is. Yeah I might not be able to squat the heavy weights I used to and I have already made a plan with my PT about how we are going to regress my exercises the bigger I get.
But I am growing a tiny human. I am getting up every day with my 2 little boys, lifting them, helping them get ready, playing with them all whilst my body is changing, adjusting to the new weight and the work it is doing even when I sitting doing nothing. I know I am going to slow down with the every day activities I do now as my pregnancy progresses. And I couldn’t be more ok with that because my baby deserves the best of me and my body deserves the recovery time it needs. Being pregnant doesn’t mean I am getting weaker, just that I am using my strength to grow and protect my baby
Don’t be hard on yourself about how your body is changing. You are accomplishing an amazing job and your body is bound to change with it.