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Fitness in the first trimester. Ohhhh, now that’s funny.
For the past 6 weeks or so, workouts for me have been slim to non-existent. As many of you know, I’m an early morning workout kinda gal. For one, I prefer to only shower once a day. And two, I just love the idea of getting it done and out of the way for the day.
Because once I’m home after a full day of work, all I really want to do is spend time with this guy.
So this has proven to be a bit of a challenge lately, since my early morning time has been overcome with varying amounts of morning sickness and nausea.
In case you missed it, I’m pregnant. ;)
Up until about 10 weeks of this pregnancy, the thought of a workout was daunting. Physically, I just couldn’t do it, even though I knew I wanted to mentally. But knowing myself, and not being dumb enough to push anything unnecessarily, I kept the workouts to a minimum.
During this time, I’ve also been wanting to eat all the carbs. And I’ve been constipated (TMI, sorry). And bloated. So I’ve been joking to Jay lately that while it looks like I may already be “showing,” it’s really just the food. Not the baby.
And you know…it’s fine. Really. I mean, no I don’t love it, but having this be my second rodeo on the pregnancy train, I remember this awkward stage of pregnancy and how much it really sort of stinks. Not only are you not feeling great, but you look more like you’ve just been hitting up the donuts too much than you are pregnant.
Right, ladies? Ya feel me?
Thankfully, over the past week or two, the all-day nausea has started to subside slightly, and I’ve been able to start squeezing in the occasional workout during the day. Some days, I’ll come home on my lunch hour and bust out a quick 20-30 minute video (lately it’s been barre videos or some 21 Day Fix), and weekends are a little bit easier, too.
And it feels GOOD. Even though I’m easing back in, it just feels good to MOVE again.
For the past few months, I’ve been sharing my thoughts on fitness along with CALIA by Carrie Underwood. Because that’s their motto…they want to know how you #staythepath on your own fitness journey.
So how am I going to stay the path? Well, my hope is that, as I continue into my second trimester, I’ll be able to keep up with the workouts. I think (and hope!) that once the morning sickness subsides, I’ll be able to get back to some early morning workouts again. Even if I can just get 1-2 in during the week, that’s fine by me.
Because when you’re not feeling your best, it helps to know that you’re at least doing something to try and feel better!
So, of course, I’ve got to give you guys some details on the amazing pieces I received from the CALIA collection this month because I. Am. Obsessed.
First, the Printed Capris shown above are amazing. I love how they’ve got a pretty pattern, but they’re still on the darker side. Their capris have always fit me great, and I love how they have a nice, wide waistband for a smooth fit.
The Cold Weather Cable Headband. I feel like headbands tend to look sort of awkward on me sometimes, but this one is not only adorable, but it’s super warm and soft. Plus, a major bonus…it didn’t wind up leaving me with hat/headband hair. You guys know what I’m talking about!
The Open Back Sweater is perfection. Seriously. It’s roomy, but not too bulky, it’s super soft, and the sleeves are long enough to comfortably wear and show off the snazzy thumb holes. (Added bonus, it’s on sale right now!)
Also layered underneath the sweater (and shown above in the post) is the Essential Tank Top in Purple Twilight. The length is nice and long and, just like all of the other CALIA pieces, the material is super soft and cozy.
The line is available exclusively at Dick’s Sporting Goods and at caliastudio.com, where I have no doubt you’ll wind up finding tons of adorable stuff. Like, I really, really, reeeeeally want to get this shawl cardigan. Oh, and I also have this Quilted Bag, which is absolutely perfect for when I don’t necessarily want to have a purse and diaper bag. It fits everything perfectly!
So yeah, things on the fitness front over here have been a bit slow, but for good reason! And I just hope that I’ll start to feel up to getting back into a regular routine again, whatever that may look like. I’ll be sure to share, because I know many of you are probably in (or have experienced this stage) in the past.
I think it’s just important to remember not to be too hard on yourself and give yourself grace. Whether it’s because of a pregnancy, an injury, or just a difficult stage of life, we all have phases where fitness may take a back seat. And that’s okay. We just need to jump back on when we’re ready…and I think I’m almost, sort of ready. ;)
How are you staying the path with your own fitness journey this fall/winter? Can anyone else relate to the awkward pregnancy phase or dealing with fitness taking a back seat?
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