In a couple of months, my husband and I plan to start trying for a baby.
I am mentally prepared and excited.
I earn enough money and have a spacious home to raise a baby. Physically, I am a bit worried about having a child. I am very physically fit. I perform a tumbling based workout program six days per week. On the last day, I switch to a more cardio style workout, such as jumping rope, swimming, kayaking or riding my bike. I engage in thirty minutes of high intensity cardio, ten minutes of weightlifting and ten of deep stretching exercises. I also add in other activities for the fun and benefits. I bike to the grocery store, kayak around the lake or take long walks through town. I enjoy being active, strong, healthy and looking good. Once I get pregnant, there will be some limitations. I know there will come a point when it’s not recommended for the heart rate to elevate too high. I also am aware of the restrictions on how much weight I can lift. Eventually my belly will grow big and make working out next to impossible. I am really dreading that aspect of the pregnancy. I’ve checked out fitness classes designed for expecting ladies and they look awful. There is no cardio. There’s no weight lifting whatsoever. I don’t want to gain a ton of weight and struggle to lose it after the baby arrives. I don’t want to end up terribly out of shape. I think that there is just now to avoid it. I don’t see myself at 8 months pregnant going for runs and jumping rope.