I Look Like a Tree Frog


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.

Image *Me

Pic : http://www.frog-clip-art.com

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 .. 😉

About kelsgonebush

Published Skimpy : Outrageous true tales of Crocs Snakes and pulling beers in the Topend through Hachette AU in July 2015 - available as an ebook or hard copy . You can find it here http://www.booktopia.com.au/skimpy-kellie-arrowsmith/prod9780733634383.html About Me A few years ago I left the glitz and the glamour of the Gold Coast Qld and moved to the middle of Arnhem Land NT . After 4 months of living in the bush I took part in an awesome road trip from Gove NT to Darwin which involves crossing several croc infested rivers and 750 km of dirt road. Since then I have driven across Australia twice with my dogs , the second time 7 months pregnant ! I have worked as a skimpy barmaid in the mining towns of Kalgoorlie , Broome and Gove and worked for Darwin's Hot 100 Fm as the Black Betty Van Freebie Specialist . These days I am back on the East Coast with the occasional Northern Territory trip thrown in. Life revolves around my daughter , my dogs and my family , planning road trips , writing , catching up with mates and trying out random hobbies for a week or so until the next one takes my interest away . I once saw a quote along the lines of ' my only fear is I will never get to read all the books I want to read in my lifetime' no idea who the hell said it but I totally get what they mean ;)

8 responses »

  1. Ugh NT heat… twas a killer when I was there as a kid, seems like it still is. Good luck at the gym, in that nice refreshing $15 a session airconditioning… take a book to relax afterwards and get the most out of that $15…

    • Oh its so much better in the aircon !!! Just got to avoid Gloria Jeans and Maccas as I make my way home and Ill be right 😉 Yep the heat is still a killer , its the ‘build up’ and D town is going crazy !

  2. Pingback: I Am Not The Animal Whisperer .. Can Someone Explain This to Them ??? « Kels Gone Bush – skimpy style !!!

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