Month: July 2016
This is my first baby update as I am 8 weeks today ! I’ll be waiting until I’m further along to share these just in case something goes wrong, but I have always loved reading other bloggers weekly baby posts! It just seems like a great way to remember things and if I ever end up have more kiddos I can compare things along the way 🙂
I know when I started this blog I totally intended it to be health & fitness only, but now that we have a little one along the way it only inspires me even more! I’m ready to become a healthy and fit mama!
How far along are you? 8 weeks today!
What fruit are you? A kidney bean
Due date: February 16, 2017
Weight gain/loss: Down about 1lb
Exercise: None except for a few short walks. This is SUPER disappointing to me right now. Hopefully I get some energy soon!
Food aversions: plain scrambled eggs. Gross!
Food cravings: My daddy’s breakfast sandwiches. – With horseradish!
Symptoms: I’m exhausted. Spent 12 hours in bed last night and I’m STILL wishing for a nap during the day. On top of that, I’m officially on the market for some new bras, which stinks because there aren’t any stores near me that sell my size! I guess I’m be internet ordering and hope I can find something that works. I’m also slightly queezy if I don’t eat and definitely bloated!
Fears: My biggest fear right now is that I will go to my ultrasound and they will say that nothing is there. Besides the symptoms I mentioned above, I haven’t had any real nausea or vomiting that has stuck around. I know that I should just be thankful, but at the same time I’m scared something is wrong.
Generally feeling: Tired and moody.
Looking forward to: My ultrasound and seeing the baby!
What I’ve been loving: The BabyCenter app! I love the weekly updates and daily articles. I’ve been trying to not skip ahead so I have something new to look forward to each day!
What I miss: Long island iced tea pitchers at the DT.
Sleep: Meh. Maybe I’m getting too much? I’m just sooo tired and I’m constantly looking forward to when I can hit the sack next.
Maternity clothes? I’m starting to think about it. I definitely need a bra and the bloating has my pants uncomfortable. I’m at least on the market for a new bra and some drawstring shorts.
Gender suspicions: Micah has always thought he would have boys and already is calling the baby “little guy” ! I’m less convinced.
Any baby/pregnancy related purchases? I did get some preggie pop drops off of Amazon to help with the queezyness . They are delicious! I do think they help because I haven’t thrown up yet!
I’m sitting here on a Thursday morning dreaming about what I want this blog to become. I’m not a professional writer (I actually am quite horrible at spelling) and I’m not some super fit girl who has it all figured it and can tell you all how to lose weight and get fit and blah blah blah… So what do I have to offer you?
I’m honestly not so sure. Maybe you need a place to vent… Maybe you want to feel like you’re not alone. You could want to get healthy along side a friend; a friend who realizes how HARD and FRUSTRATING this whole journey can be. Who knows… maybe you’re like me and start a whole new blog because it’s the only thing to prevent you from sucker punching that beautiful girl on Instagram… You know that beautiful girl who looks drop dead gorgeous in a bikini after losing 10 pounds… even though you could only DREAM of looking like her before picture.
You see, I’ve been on my own health, fitness, and weight loss journey for as long as I can remember, and it has been one of the most isolating experiences of my life. It seems so isolating because I have to FIGHT so hard just to lose 5 pounds, while I can gain it all back in a single week. In the mean time, society is out to prove how easy and simple it can be right? Sorry, no matter what I do… I can cut carbs, drink shakes, wrap myself in some magic potion, take pills, and even remove half of my stomach and this journey will still be a daily fight and struggle.
I am willing to Fight to Fit.
As someone who has struggled with my weight my whole life I know all to well that health and fitness do not come easy. In order to be successful we have to struggle every single day against all the forces that the world has stacked against us, and it is exhausting. My hope is through The Fight to Fit you will find encouragement, real talk, and motivation, along with tips and tricks, to help you push forward when you’re ready to give up. You are not alone in this fight, and you CAN be successful! WE can be successful!