I am now 19.5 weeks pregnant. Until now I was still a ‘normal’ looking person , however in the last 2 weeks I have started to resemble a green tree frog.
I have totally popped and its a weird feeling. For my entire adult life I have been slightly obsessed with not getting fat – hey I’m a chick , that’s normal ! 😉 Now I am pregnant I’m finding I have to accept that my belly is huge and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it until after the birth .. its kind of liberating .. but at the same time it’s also a trap. I have to remind myself I am NOT eating for two, there is really no nutritional benefit in a block of Cadbury Caramello and just because Milo has vitamins doesn’t mean its fat-free ! Combine all this with a climate that is so hot you just want to lay like a whale in front of the air con and you have a recipe for disaster !
I have no choice. I have to start going to the gym again. I really don’t want to . I hate the gym for the simple fact that it charges me 15 bucks a session to do what I could probably do at home – if the weather wasn’t 35 degrees and a short walk didn’t end in a hospital visit ! Even my dog makes a beeline for the air con these days so he is no motivation. So tomorrow I’m dusting off my exercise clothes ( not real ones , just a baggy top and a pair of disgusting shorts that I probably shouldn’t wear in public but hey its Palmerston , I’ll fit in ! ) and heading to the Palmerston PCYC to do some sort of pregnant friendly exercise .. cant wait .. 😉