So long blissful second trimester…you were so full of energy, it was as if I wasn’t even pregnant. It was really REALLY nice to be able to eat whatever I wanted again after the dreadful first trimester. Just this past week did I start having a bit of sleeping problems….and by a bit, I mean I was waking up at 3am every night, wide awake to the sound of Cory’s breathing for 2-3 hours before I would fall asleep again, only to have crazy nightmares I would wake up crying from. So let’s just say I only made it to the gym 3 times last week, and even that was pretty good for the lack of energy I had.
My groin and belly pain magically went away also in that time, and I could jump for joy because the baby must have changed position. Often these days I find that I’m begging Cory “Can we please go somewhere and do something!” only to be followed an hour later by “can we please go home so I can take these tight pants off now?”. Honestly, I’m putting a maxi dress and flats in my car from now on just so I can manage to stay out of the house longer.
My best friend and I went to the gym for a solid “pull” day on Friday (consisting of chin-ups/pull-ups with support band, deadlifts, bent over rows, hammer curls, and wide-lat pull downs) and I totally got fist-pumped by a 60 year old man doing weights. “That is awesome you are lifting weights right now…you are doing alot of good for your baby.” I was genuinely encouraged by that! There’s still alot of weird looks I get at the gym I go to, because A) hardly any women are ever in the weight lifting room between 7-11am and B) I’m almost 7 months pregnant. But I’ve made 3 guy friends there over the past month who are so supportive. Or I could totally be mistaken, and these are those “preggo-creeping men” I’ve read about (seriously, it’s a thing…I googled it).
Up until this point, I have only purchased 2 maternity tank tops, 2 maternity mid-sleeve shirts, and 1 pair of maternity leggings from Walmart. My mom purchased me 1 maternity short-sleeve shirt as well. But have not even bought maternity underwear even!!! But I’ve been trying to make do with my wardrobe…I have bought a few maxi dresses and skirts for cheap $$, and some billowy tunic shirts. So far so good for money spent 🙂
My goal this week is to hit the gym every other day for 4x this week preferably, and when it’s nice out, to go do some awful stair climbing outside.