My husband and I are expecting our first baby about six months from now. We are overjoyed at the prospect of becoming parents, and are in the process of getting ready for the major changes that lie ahead. For example, we’re already trying to rework our budget to see if we can survive on one income and we’re turning the spare bedroom into a nursery. I’m also getting ready for the physical changes that are sure to come. As shallow as this may sound, I’m particularly worried about weight gain, so I’m going to do everything possible to prevent ballooning up too much. I plan on eating healthy foods and buying some maternity workout clothes so I can exercise regularly.
Prior to getting pregnant, I followed a pretty good fitness regimen. I hope that because I’m already used to this kind of activity, it won’t take much for me to stay in shape now. I’m going to check out some exercises that are safe for expectant mothers to do and I will probably sign up for some special fitness classes for pregnant women. If I have comfortable maternity workout clothes to wear, I should be able to get some exercise in on a daily basis, either at home or at the gym. Combine that with eating right, and hopefully I can keep my weight gain to a reasonable 25 pounds or so.
I plan on shopping for maternity workout clothes very soon. I usually buy clothing online these days because it’s just far more convenient (and often a lot cheaper) to do so, but I think this time I’ll head to the mall. I need to make sure my maternity workout clothes fit right. Obviously if they’re too loose or too tight, I’ll have trouble performing the required yoga or Pilates moves or whatever. And thanks to my expanding waistline, I’m not even sure what size I am now. So the safest option is to go in, try some things on, and make my purchases from there.
I’ll probably have to buy several sets of maternity workout clothes before all is said and done. That’s to be expected, as there’s a major difference between what I look like in my first trimester and what I’ll look like in the third. I want to keep exercising for as long as I can (even up to the due date if my doctor says it’s OK), so that means buying maternity workout clothes in bigger sizes as the months go on.
As I said, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the exciting events that are just around the corner. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure I deliver a healthy baby. That means making smart choices in the kitchen and taking care of my body by working out regularly and safely. I can’t believe my whole life is going to change so drastically just six short months from now!