Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Feeling like slug

I have always lived my life on one extreme or the other when it comes to weight/working out. I was either going all out or being a total slug. I have no lived up to the place I wanted to so far in this pregnancy. I have been lucky to get in 2-3 workouts a week. In my world that is not acceptable. This is all raw for me today b/c I saw a new baby doctor and he basically told me I’ve gained too much weight and I need to watch it. Tell me something I don’t know Einstein. I am really struggling to get any kind of motivation back. Normally I was training for something and even if I didn’t make the race (like the Flying Pig b/c of my foot injury or GCT b/c of my stupid fear of the lake) I went through the motions and got the workouts in. I loved checking a workout off my list. Now I just want to sleep, well and eat. So I am struggling. I know I need to readjust my goals. I tried by saying I would just shoot for 5 workouts a week, but unfortunately I haven’t been meeting those. Ugh, this all sucks.

Please stick with me bloggy friends, when this baby is out of me there will be a lot of workout things to talk about as I journey back to my original body. I can’t wait to work on getting faster and doing some half marathons and hopefully sprint tris. We let our gym membership at the JCC lapse, but we are joining Urban Active next year. We are going to wait a few months to join b/c we have so much to do around the house we know we won’t be going. Hopefully a change of scenery (gym wise) will do me good.

I will tell you though, I love being pregnant. It’s been great so far and now the baby is really kicking up a storm and everything is so surreal. For me it’s been such an odd shift in how I feel as a person, I am doing something, something that matters…for once. I cannot wait to meet our child and see who it takes after. I was kind of indifferent to having children. I figured I could be happy either way, but now I am already so in love with this baby I don’t know how I ever lived without it. It’s just crazy. I am scared to death to think of what has to go down near the end of April. Can’t even bring myself to read about it, b/c I just don’t want to know. But I know in the end the weight gain, the mushy body, the sleepless nights will all be worth it.

5 comments:

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

Sounds like some pregnancy yoga is what you need (and your doctor needs to chill the F out)

TRI TO BE FUNNY said...

2-3 workouts per week pregnant is more than most Americans due NOT pregnant!

jessica said...

wow, that doc needs to shove it.

triguyjt said...

have mr. doctor chill the heck out.....

ilana gross said...

Monica,
That Doctor needs a life. As a woman who has had two children and given birth naturally twice, weight gain is not entirely in your control during pregnancy but for some reason in this country the Doctors put so much emphasis on it. In South Africa and I know in Europe they do not make such a big deal out of this. As long as you and your baby are healthy that is the main thing. We also have a predispostion to a certain amount of weight gain. I know with both of my boys, I gained exactly the same amount of weight 30lbs with each. With Gabriel I never exercised and with Rafi, up until the day before I gave birth I was exercising and I still put on the same amount of weight. Tell that Doctor to go and piss off.
Ilana

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