Fit Prego: Taking a moment.

Cafe Press never lets me down!
Cafe Press never lets me down!

Enter in lack of confidence.  It’s hard when you’re in the beginning of a pregnancy when you already are fighting the mental aspects of your body image.  I’m still hanging tight in my normal clothes but there’s a bump.  I’m ok with the bump.  Well I’m ok with it at home and around friends.  They all know what and why.  It’s not that I’ve starting binging on junk food and gained a belly.  I’m creating an itty bitty in there.  BUT this last weekend I felt the burn of my lack of confidence in public.

When you are further on, there’s no awkward female looks at what you’re wearing.  It’s just that happy baby look.  I wore my long Old Navy tank and shirt over that to properly cover the growing mid section even if I raised my arms.  I felt fine walking out of the house but then when we went into a store…I felt the looks.  I felt them so much that I walked around with my hand over my belly.  Hoping that the female unsaid sign of “I’m carrying” would make them turn to the happy eyes.  Adrian tells me that I looked perfectly fine, but we all know the female looks that burn.

At the end of our day out I wanted one thing and one thing only.  A shirt.  A shirt to say to the world…”I’m not chubby.  I’m growing a life”

Here goes…

Weight: 185.7 lbs today

Pregnancy Weight Start: 177.8 lbs as of 1/23/13

Week: 14 day 5

Total pregnancy gain: 7.9 lbs

Progress

  • Day 79 of the second Challenge! I have altered my challenge goal to maintain a healthy pregnancy gain.
  • Back into my half marathon training.  I have taken off more than enough!
  • Still trying to do push-ups at night but holding form is getting a little harder as the bean gets bigger.
  • Setting to do some of the easier pace Blogilates videos again to fight the laziness
  • No maternity clothes yet!
  • OH!  And I was super excited to find a Whole Foods this weekend.  They had my red raspberry leaf tea that I’ve used throughout each pregnancy!

Also join me if you’d like on the 90 Day Challenge! You can also join the Facebook group to watch Adrian and my day to day posting of the Challenge with info & best of all recipes!

Recipes tried this week! You can find the pin board of them here

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