Ok. I know it's been a while since I last wrote in but I have a very valid reason. I am pregnant and it has been quite a challenge to keep fit during my pregnancy. In 6 days or so, I will be seeing my new daughter. I am excited but I must admit that this pregnancy has cost me a lot -- physical-fitness-wise.
I stopped going to the gym just before Christmas because I was getting heavier by the day and I was afraid that I was putting too much strain on my growing belly. After the holidays, I gained so much weight that, for the first time since I started my fitness blog, I was ashamed of facing the scale, even though I had a valid reason for gaining weight.
It went downhill after the holidays. I was gaining more than the expected and I got depressed, which only pushed me to eat more and crave more. Eating too much was the biggest challenge of this pregnancy. Other than that, I was fine. I was all geared up to be a mother again.
I cannot do much about my weight now. I am ashamed to admit my real weight as of writing. I may be able to write about it someday, but it's just too embarassing at this moment.
Anyway, even though I have been gaining a lot of unwanted pounds (not counting the normal 20-30 pounds weight gain of pregnant women), I had enough guts to have my maternity portrait taken. These pics were taken during my 7th month of pregnancy and maybe from these pictures, you can tell how heavy I've become.
In 6 days, I am giving birth via sceduled caesarian section. It normally takes 6 months to go back to the gym, as prescribed by my OB Gyne. But, I have spoken with her and asked her permission to go back to the gym by August, 4 months after I gave birth. She gave me her go on the condition that I will be doing only moderate aerobic exercises, no weight lifting and absolutely no abdominal exercises.
So, until then, you'll be hearing about better fitness news from me. For now, I promise to post pics of my new baby as soon as she comes out.