Fit & Pregnant Mommy

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I have a confession to make… I really dislike being pregnant.  I LOVE feeling the baby move, knowing we’re adding to our family, and having the wonderful, brand-new baby at the end… but the middle part of being pregnant for 9 months… not so much!

For those of you who are new to my writing, welcome to this blog!  This is a totally brand new blog that is dedicated to fitness and how loving the body you’re in changes your whole life.  I’ve been blogging for around 3 years at girlwithadragonflytattoo.com, so readers coming from over there, thanks for stopping by.  This blog will be wholly dedicated to all things fitness related though, so if you’re not interested, or don’t like seeing weight loss transformations of before and after photos in bikinis, this blog isn’t for you.

If you want to know why I really created this fitness blog, you can read all about it here where I talk about growing up in ballet and dance.  Always being trained by my parents to live a healthy and fit (thin) life, running track and cross-country in high school.  But… this past year some negative things happened and I ended up gaining around 30 pounds (of fat… sadly not muscle or anything good).  I had just created this blog and started to really get back to fitness when we found out we were pregnant (we were trying!), and so I’ve waited till now to really get it going with any content.

So for a few months, this blog will probably be focused around all things pertaining to pregnancy fitness and postpartum fitness.  Anything I find helpful or interesting will hopefully be posted here.  This is my 3rd pregnancy and so you’d think I’d have this thing down by now….   But I’m always learning for one thing, and everything got thrown off due to gaining those 30 pounds this past year… I’m at the same weight I was when I was 9 months pregnant with our first two children!  So my goals with this pregnancy is to keep trying to eat right, exercise well, and hopefully stay around the same weight (maybe gain a little) while gaining baby and losing fat.  We’ll see 😉

It’s been working so far, I’m at 14 weeks and about the same weight but showing already.  So apparently I’m losing fat at about the same rate as gaining baby (+ amniotic fluid, + placenta, + blood volume, etc.).  Overall it doesn’t really matter too much, the main thing is keeping the baby healthy and focusing on losing the weight post partum.  But due to having 2 prior pregnancies, I understand intimately how hard it can be if you gain too much weight – it only makes it take that much longer to get rid of postpartum!

So if you’re interested, keep coming back for videos, my recommended exercise trainers, and facts about gaining muscle and losing fat.

Thanks for reading ❤

Stephanie

Image: Mary Helen Bowers, creator of Ballet Beautiful, trainer of Victoria Secret models for years, & one of my favorite people to train with via DVD

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