For real! I had two days with no nausea, and I know better than to assume that the nausea phase is finally over, but when I was able to go to the gym not one day, but TWO days in a row (after what, weeks?), I can’t help but be optimistic while my muscles are sore, no?
So yep, worked out the arms yesterday, meaning things like combing my hair today are kind of tricky. Today, I targeted legs and abs, so tomorrow things like sitting down/getting up will be hard. Thanks to Michelle for convincing me to go to the gym with her today! Karl went to work to catch up on things, so I was considering a nap instead…
But it was good to be back! Very good! Even though the gym was busy both days (but empty by the time I got done), which almost made me give up (our gym is tiny, and one other person working out is too much, 4 other people? We were basically on top of each other and it sucked).
I even got a picture to prove it! Though honestly? I was trying to get a bump picture, and I’m on that stage where I just look fatter. I know it shouldn’t bug me, I know this is not the time for vanity, but damn it, I can’t help it. I still technically have not gained any weight yet (I say technically because I lost 4lbs that first month, and I put them back in the last few weeks, but I am the same as my pre-pregnancy weight), but everything is wider, evidenced by my clothes (and by measurements…). So I feel fat. It’s not like I started this whole thing being all skinny and fit, you know?
Needless to say, I am dreading the coming months when I’ll get much bigger before I actually start looking pregnant. Considering my hips have already expanded (and I already had childbearing hips!!), I can guarantee you I won’t be one of those chicks that don’t look pregnant from the back…
Here’s a before an after for you. Two pictures from June, the first one before I found out I was pregnant, the second one when I was about 6 or 7 weeks?
And today – two pictures, because I think it’s totally weird how I look like I have a bump in the bottom picture but not on the top. Look at the difference on the stomach! So odd! Who knew I had a fatter side? How do I only find this out days before my 33rd birthday?