I’m the worst! I haven’t blogged in forever, and I’ve really missed it. At least I have a pretty good reason, though. There have been some pretty huge, life altering things going on in my life in the last 2 months.
That’s right, we are having TWINS. Miles and I could not be more excited (and a little terrified) about this new adventure. I’m 13.5 weeks pregnant, and already rocking a babiesbump (yes, babiesbump, I gotta make it plural for two babes)!
We were so excited to learn that we were pregnant, and I figured that I would be able to continue my work and fitness routine as normal. I was even talking to my crew about how we should still sign up for races and pictured myself working as a fitness professional all the way up until I went into labor. After all, I witnessed my mentor and friend, Amanda, in her third pregnancy run a half marathon 6 months pregnant and continue her strength and cardio routine, and she looked amazing, like a perfectly fit preggo throughout her whole pregnancy. Why couldn’t I just do the same? I ran a 10k and did a yoga marathon 6 weeks pregnant (just to prove that I could) so I just figured I would just keep it up.
We went to the doctor for our first appointment, and Miles and I were both pretty anxious. We just wanted to know that everything was okay with our little babe. Twins was not even on the radar. Truthfully, I forgot that twins even existed. During my ultrasound the doctor said, “Okay, there are two gestational sacs”. I, knowing nothing about being pregnant responded with, “Is that good?” then she explained that meant twins!!!!! I don’t even know how to explain the shock that followed. At first it was a mixture of happy tears and nervous laughter. The kind of laugh/cry that makes you sound like a complete maniac. Miles and I went to lunch right after and could barely speak we were both in complete shock. Now the news has been absorbed and we just can’t wait to meet our babes!
I had to have a pretty quick attitude adjustment about how this pregnancy was going to go. No more running, no teaching spin, no hot power vinyasa, a modified work schedule and no lifting more than 20 lbs at a time!!! I thought that would be hard to follow, but with double the hormones, I’ve been sick as a dog and barely able to make it through the work day. In the first trimester, I had to rush home to take emergency naps, couldn’t stomach a vegetable, and yoga made me insanely nauseous. I’m finally out of the first trimester, the nausea has subsided and I CANNOT wait to get back in the yoga studio and into my modified strength and cardio routine. It’s amazing how much I rely on yoga to work through my anxiety. I’ve been doing light strength and cardio in the past months, but it sure will be a lot easier and more fun without being so sick!
This pregnancy is a whole new chapter in living “the fit life”, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.