I’ve decided to put the first trimester all in one blog as it really wasn’t very exciting.
I could sum it up in a few words:
- Stodgy food
Honestly, when I told my mummy friends I was pregnant most said ‘aw I wish I could be pregnant again’ and for 8 weeks I felt clueless as to why anyone would want to feel like this!
I went from energetic, excitable, on the go for 12-14 hours a day (then crashing on the sofa about 10pm), to constantly exhausted, constantly feeling nauseous, napping 2 hours a day instead of training, weepy and irritable. All of which made me down right miserable. It honestly felt like it would never end! The only thing that gave me comfort was the fact the the rougher I felt, supposedly, the healthier the pregnancy. Thank god for my long suffering boyfriend who was amazing and did pretty much all the cooking and cleaning while I slept, ate and gave him abuse.
So yes, my fear of whether I would be able to listen to my body in the first trimester were unnecessary as I barely trained. My body was saying do nothing! When I did manage to get to the box I did usually feel a lot better for it, but it was few and far between for a good four weeks.
Nutrition also went out the window, which I was initially really worried about but after speaking to other mums they have assured me stodgy carbs was all they wanted first trimester too. Chips, cake, pasta, cereal and anything else I wouldn’t usually eat (with the exception of cake!) was all I could stomach. My once daily nutribullet would make be gag at the thought of it and every attempt at spinach or anything else green would end in failure.
Not surprisingly I put on half a stone!
First trimester CrossFit is NOT FUN!!
Then came magic week no. 10 😀
Read about the magic in my next post!