I have to apologise for the lack of blogging action over the past few months. It’s something I’m going to change over the next while as I enter a new territory in my life….Mummy-hood. My husband and I are very excited about our soon to be wee family and realise how truly lucky we are.
I’ve been reluctant to share photos of myself pregnant because quite frankly I’m vain. I’ve been a very body conscious person all my life as an athlete (in mainly a performance focused way) and I have to say I have been a little uncomfortable with my expanding waistline. It may sound ridiculous to you because yes I am pregnant but it’s real for me and something that I hadn’t considered with the miracle that is being able to be pregnant.
The inevitable weight gain has slowed me down in many respects out of practicality, fatigue and concern for the little one but I’m thankful I have been able to maintain a level of training which has kept me sane. I’ve been very mindful I am a person who generally has little regard for pain doing exercise and in a sick kind of way. I love the physical stress of training and exercise. However, I’ve even surprised myself about how sensible I’ve been whilst pregnant.
The link to the video below shows some of the different types of training I’ve been able to do whilst pregnant. Word of warning, I have an extensive training history so my body is used to moving and working at high intensities on a daily basis. It’s totally not for everyone and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to everyone (pregnant or not!) but for me its second nature. Secondly, I am a health professional so I’m certainly not going to do something, which is ultimately harmful for the baby or me.
What my hope is that Mums can stay active and healthy throughout their pregnancies to promote better outcomes for them and the baby! Enjoy the bump and thanks for all the support. Sarah (plus 1) X