No More Workouts Allowed

Posted: December 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Remember my workout last night that felt so wonderful and had me feeling that exercise high I crave? I guess I should be thankful to end on a good note. That’s right. It turns out that 2 mile walk on the treadmill will have to suffice as my last workout of this pregnancy. I almost want to shed a tear. Or many. I will miss all of you my dear, sweet loves….

During the workout I felt great. For the most part. I did have some discomfort but I chalked it up to baby B situating himself somewhere uncomfortable. He likes to do that. I continued on without too much pain. After getting home, I cooked dinner and helped with a few other things around the house…and progressively began to feel a lot of pain. A lot a lot. It did not stop for a couple of hours and almost sent me in to the hospital. Fortunately, I managed to sleep and laying down helped it stop. Unfortunately, all of that adds up to I can no longer workout.

At my last appointment I was specifically told to rest more and that I could continue workouts as long as they had absolutely no negative effects. If anything of concern showed up, they had to stop. Go figure that my next workout after that appointment would end up being enough to sideline me. I won’t lie. It’s a hard pill to swallow. My emotional side keeps popping up, but I have logical reinforcements to keep things in perspective. I have to have perspective right now.

My thoughts have forged a battle in my head. It goes a little something like this:

I don’t get to workout!! whine whine whine whine whine whine I’m NOT on bed rest. I am STILL healthy. I am STILL blessed to carry this baby.
Will this make it harder to get in shape after baby B arrives? Who cares, if it helps him arrive safely? And an extra 4-7 weeks isn’t that long.
Will this make me gain extra weight? I will feel so gross without regular workouts. 4 light workouts/week do not add up to a huge calorie deficit. They will not impact weight gain much, if it all. And scale weight means nothing to me. Health does!
What if I just took it easier, but still got to workout some? I can do that, right? It’s still safe! I have been feeling more pressure down below, which I need to be careful with. And contractions of any kind after a light 2 mile walk do not show workouts as a good idea for me right now. I know my body is telling me to rest.
But I managed to work out the DAY I went to the hospital with Makenzie! Each pregnancy is different. The 2nd is often tougher. I have to do what is right for THIS pregnancy. It does not make me any less fit to stop earlier this time.
My workouts are my “me time”. Peter will certainly still make my “me time” a priority. Even if its locking myself in my room with a book for an hour every afternoon.
It will be a let down to the blog. How silly! First of all, I know you all love and support me no matter what I blab about. Secondly, I always trust God to give me plenty to share and to guide this “3rd baby” of mine. Lastly, I haven’t had many workouts to share while pregnant anyways. Now it will be even MORE exciting when I do post-baby.

With that, I will close out on a purely positive note, no pun intended.


Pos ting this Operation Beautiful note was my first act in my “Month of Others” campaign for December. Simple, but helpful. At least it brought a much needed smile to my face. 🙂

  • What would be the hardest part of not being able to work out for you?
  • Share your daily dose of “love for others in December”!
  • Updates: I sent out an email reminder about the blogger gift exchange. If you signed up and did not receive one, please let me know.

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65 Comments to “No More Workouts Allowed”
  1. Nichole says:

    You will never let us down when you put yourself first. I know it’s tough, I can’t imagine, but I know you are strong. We’ll pray for a safe and healthy/timely delivery:)

  2. I’m so happy to hear you’re ok. That must have been a very scary feeling. At least you realize that you’re making the right decision for both you and baby B by not working out anymore. I think the worst part of not working out is feeling like I have less energy… I haven’t consistently worked out in 2 weeks because of being away and being sick. Working out is part of my routine, and without it I just don’t feel like myself!
    Hope you continue feeling well!

  3. All that matters is that you rest and deliver your baby healthy and safe! Best of luck!

  4. Shelley Tully says:

    What a great attitude you are taking towards this! good for you <3 B will be out and healthy in no time and you'll be like 'missed workouts ….. What missed workouts!'

  5. Aww that stinks 🙁 But staying positive and not worrying about it is A GOOD THING 🙂

  6. Elaine says:

    That must be really hard. But you are listening to your body and doing the best thing for you and sweet baby B! Thinking about you!

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