Congratulations on your pregnancy! You look amazing. How are you feeling and when are you due?
I have only three weeks to go cannot wait! I am soooo excited. This has been one hell of a pregnancy but I am so grateful to be bringing this beautiful life into the world.
Were you working out consistently before you got pregnant?
Yes. I usually work out 5-6 days a week.
How has this journey been for you? Have you had any challenges with your fitness program that you’ve had to get through?
I have battled with every prego issue you could imagine, nausea, depression, achy legs, back, sciatica, and the list goes on and on. Every day when I would wake up, I would muster all my strength to show up at the gym and every time I did I felt so proud of myself. I also felt stronger and more at peace. It proved to me that if I could get through these last 8 plus months I could really do anything in this life!
Do you have any advice for us women to stay healthy and happy during this special time in your life?
Listen to your body! I couldn’t get out of my bed for months 1-3, but then I emerged and with the help of my trainer and supportive community at the gym was able to slowly come back and get stronger and more fit every day.
Tell me about your diet and what motivates you to stay fit!
I am a private chef so I cook everything! During this pregnancy I have been eating about 6 small meals a day to ward off bad heartburn. My cravings have been avocado, Trader Joe’s 100 calorie kettle corn popcorn, bananas and crunchy organic Once Again peanut butter.
Ive learned you really only need between 150-300 extra calories a day so being pregnant isn’t license to go crazy with your diet every day!! I wish I knew that with my first pregnancy 🙂 My motivation isn’t one about vanity (although thats always a great byproduct). My motivation is about being healthy! My husband is a cancer survivor going on his 11th year in remission! We eat well in our house to keep ourselves strong and healthy. They say you are what you eat and I really take that to heart every day!!!