I would only be so lucky if morning sickness would actually live up to it's name. It seems this go round I have been plagued with 24/7 sickness. Yes, I am nauseas every single waking moment and then it wakes me up in the middle of the night as a sick joke. I haven't had the pleasure of actually vomiting quite yet. Although I think I would feel better if I could just get it over with. I have had the pleasure of having to talk it back down in the middle of teaching a fitness class as well as while training a client. We are already both certain that this one is a girl. Our reasoning; already high maintenance!
However, yesterday I thought I had beat the plague. I woke up feeling like myself again. I got up early to tackle my hair and makeup (something that had been lacking) before little Grif rolled out of bed. I cooked a yummy egg burrito breakfast, took Maggie (my wonderful lab) and Grif for a walk, cleaned the bathrooms (all before 9am) and headed off to work with a smile on my face. I trained a client and then, instead of dragging myself into my Fit Moms exercise class, I showed up energized ready to kick some mom butt. Everything was good until I layed my head down on a pillow to rest up while Griffin napped. All the sudden my stomach started doing flips, my legs started to become restless and the baby reminded me that yes, I am still in the dreaded first trimester and that he/she is still in charge.
I am sad to announce that the first trimester fun still has my stomach clinched at this very moment. I feel incredibly exhausted. However, I attribute that to the fact that I over did it yesterday in the workout arena. Three, one hour intense workouts in a 24 hour span was not a good idea. In my defense, I get so caught up in pushing my class and clients that I end up pushing myself at the same time. I keep reminding myself that exercising to exhaustion is not a good thing during pregnancy. My plan is to back it off a little without people noticing...I don't want them to think they can start slackin'.
I do want to take a second to defend the importance of exercise during pregnancy (mostly so my mom doesn't call and lecture me). It releases feel good chemicals that can lift your spirits, prepares one for an intense labor (and usually results in a shorter labor), relieves stress, improves sleep, generally,increases one's energy, and I could keep going. I have to admit, the 2 hours that I am usually working out during the day are my 2 best hours of the day. I usually feel the best and leave rather energized for the next hour or two. It's my fault. I need to learn my limits and listen to my body...I'm working on that, Mom! And don't worry, the baby doesn't pay the price for this, I do.
Side note...I do think the four pounds of mayonnaise that I gained have melted off. No, I'm not on a diet. This baby is an incredibly picky eater...nothing sounds good to me at all. See, I told you it was a girl.