Pregnancy #2 Pregnancy #1
YAY!! I finally get to share our news of another little Cavalla joining our family in May 2017. Now that the secret is out, I cant wait to document and share my journey through staying active and healthy during pregnancy. I was extremely fortunate enough to stay very active during my first pregnancy and I regret not documenting any of it. My hope is to have an equally healthy pregnancy this time and be able to maintain my active lifestyle.
*Important note: I have been given permission by my doctor to continue doing any and all exercises i was doing prior to pregnancy as long as i listen to my body and know when to slow down and stop. I DO NOT recommend starting a strict diet or exercise routine that your body was not familiar with prior pregnancy and always consult with your doctor before implementing any changes.
Today’s Date: 11/21/16
How many weeks are you: 13
What trimester are you in: Second
How big is the baby: About the size of an apple
Weight Gain: 0 pounds
Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary.
Food Aversions: None
Prediction: Boy. This pregnancy has been very different from my first so we guess its a boy!
Diet: 3 meals and 2-3 small snacks. My favorite snacks right now are apples with almond butter and a little honey, cottage cheese and pop chips (splurge snack), carrots and hummus
Weekly splurge: Pizza, yum!
Exercise: Managing 4-5 days a week. Workouts include a lot of high intensity interval training to maximize the time I am able to workout. Weight training circuits with two days of 20-30 minutes of cardio such as sprints on the treadmill, stair climber or exercise bike. Im still incorporating plyometrics such as jump squats, jump lunges and burpees as active rest in between weight sets.
Aches and Pains: None yet
Have you felt the baby move: None
Labor signs: None
Maternity clothes: No
Sleep/Dreams: Waking up 2-3 times a night to use the restroom. No crazy dreams.
Favorite moment of the week: Finally announcing our pregnancy.
Looking forward to: Spending time with our Families for Thanksgiving next week.
Brooke is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. She is also a mom of 3 girls with more than 15 years of experience in health and fitness. Brooke’s goal at Struggles of a Fit Mom is to help motivate, educate and inspire other busy mamas who struggle with finding time, energy and motivation to take care of themselves in the chaos of motherhood.