Hey hey hey! Guess who FINALLY made it to the gym today?! 👏🙌
I'd love to say that I've been feeling amazing thus far in my pregnancy, but truthfully I haven't. Nausea and fatigue hit me like a mack truck at 6 weeks. I wasn't eating well, I traveled for work, I got run down, and ended up catching a doozy of a cold to boot. Illness plus early pregnancy blahs, isn't fun and I was down down for the count for a bit. It's been almost 5 weeks since I've been in the gym, and that's ok! I'm getting past survival mode, and am getting my energy and appetite back. The gym was not a priority for the moment, health was, and that's how it should be. .
I've been at this fitness thing for over 5 years, but it all began AFTER pregnancy. Being pregnant and fit is a new concept for me. Today really felt like my day 1 of a totally new fitness journey. Like anything new, I struggled with insecurity (I don't look obviously pregnant yet, but rather like too many beers and tacos), self doubt, and negative thoughts that are probably a little irrational and kind of dumb. Yes, even after so many years I STILL get anxious and uncomfortable going to the gym sometimes. However, having been at this fitness thing for so long, I know there's growth in discomfort. I know I needed to suck it up and confront it head on. And guess what, I did and I survived! ✊ .
I'm excited to continue to do what I can when I can moving forward, as well as get back to cleaner eating. I'm changing up my supplement game as well, which I'm excited to share more details on later. .
I want to be transparent through this journey, and show that as a competitor, I'm not super human or a freak of nature with ridiculous self discipline. I have struggles and triumphs, good days and bad just like any else. I'm a mom (times ✌ now!), a wife, and fitness is something I fit into life, and not vice versa. It's so cliche, but if I can do this health and fitness thing...anyone can. 💛