I am now 22 weeks pregnant.
I FINALLY feel good. I have energy and I’m not nauseous any longer. I am trying SO HARD to stay healthy this pregnancy, work out, eat healthy, embrace and love my body.
It is my body type to gain weight everywhere when I am pregnant. I will never be the girl that just gets the little belly. I gain weight in my butt, thighs, boobs, arms, and face. Knowing that I am eating healthy and still working out, but gaining a solid amount of weight is frustrating. But….I put on a smile and keep trying my best to stay in the recommended weight gain limit…although it will be the very upper end!
5 times a week, I squeeze into my sports bra, pull my workout top over my growing belly, and squeeze my rear into my workout pants. I have talked to my doctor about working out, have done a bunch of research, and am following protocol. I have modified my workouts and slowed waaaaay down. BUT-I am deflated almost every time I am the gym by some rude person walking up to me, asking if I am pregnant (um-YES dumbass) and telling me to be careful, slow down, or insisting that I should not be doing something. I am too nice. I smile and say thank you but I am fine. (Seriously, I could be walking at a 3.0mph on the treadmill and get this lecture.)
What do I really want to say??
You jerk!! You think it is easy to be here working out when I get out of breathe just walking up the stairs to get the workout area?? Do you think I WANT to walk on the treadmill on an incline or the step-mill when I am carrying so low I feel like the baby is going to push all the pee out of my bladder at any moment? How about you mind your own freaking business and give me a little freaking credit for even being here! It is not easy working out when you keep gaining weight and getting bigger-and bigger-and bigger.
Have any of you pregnant ladies ever dealt with this?? How did you respond?