I have been a gym rat for years - started working out in my 20's at a local gym, mostly treadmill and light weights. Over the years I switched it up fnding my sould mate workout Turbo Kick. I have run many 5Ks, a 10K, completed and 1/2 marathon and this year I finished a Warrior Dash. I'm a 5-6 day a week workout kind of girl. Since I've been pregnant I'm lucky if I get in even 2 days a week. The nausea has been really bad some days, so much so that even walking makes me want to vomit. A few days ago there was a change, now instead of the nausea 24/7 it only seems to be really bad when I eat - so some meals can take me an hour to finish.
Now, I may get a 20 minute walk on the treadmill and 25 minute weight session 2X per week. If I'm lucky. How can this be?
I'm learning to relax and just deal with it. I know in the past I would be really upset if I had to miss a workout. It has been almost 20 years since I started working out regularly. And most recently I've been pushing my body through Turbo Kick, HIIT sessions, cycling, and pushing more weights than I ever have. Maybe its time to let my body rest. I mean, it is what is best for the baby considering I'm high risk. I know people who work out right up until they give birth. Will things change for me? I don't know - I'm almost 17 weeks along and still getting pretty bad nausea. I'm trying to enjoy my break from working out - getting the house in order for the little one, catching up on things I've been putting off since I work full time, teach classes a couple times a week and try to get in my on workouts. And even spending more time with my husband. It's been nice, actually.
But I do miss my Turbo Kick classes, and the ladies who attend with me. So I know once this baby is here I'll be anxious to get back into a regular routine again. Until then, I think I'll take a nap.