Back to the gym!

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?


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One response to “Back to the gym!

  1. mm

    Glad you’re feeling better and had a few days without nausea! I also have a fatter side (my left), which I just realized recently and I started trying to figure out why…I’m guessing something to do with being right-handed and that side getting more use?

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