It’s Hot Hot Hot!

So guys, if you’re from Britain you will be feeling how I am with the heat right now, if not then let me tell you guys, it is DAM Hot!

Normally a British summer is around 20 degrees, we’ve been hitting 30 degrees for the last month and I’ll be honest it is melting me.

Now everyone is hot, but try being near on 5 months pregnant, it is not nice. And people keep saying to me ” I know how you feel, I was pregnant through summer”, no honey, you don’t know how it feels, like I said a normal British summer is 20 degrees, this is like being abroad, but without the pool and wearing more clothing!

Now due to the heat and wanting to carry on exercising, my water intake has gone up to 4 litres a day, yes 4!!

Now before you question me, I’ve already asked my midwife and she said it is more than fine and in fact it will be helping the baby. At one point I did think, dear lord am I going to end up drowning my little bundle, but I can safely say I won’t.

But pregnancy aside, there are huge benefits from drinking 2+ litres of water a day and why I would encourage you to do so.

Check these out;

  • Increases Brain Power and Provides Energy – No, you may not become Albert Einstein however your brain power will increase.
  • Promotes Healthy Weight Management and Weight Loss – yes water helps you lose weight!
  • Flush Out Toxins –  remember your body is a temple, why not flush out the bad
  • Improves Your Complexion – Your skin will love you for drinking more water and you’ll notice that glow will come back
  • Boosts Immune System – Yep, by drinking more water your immune system will actually improve and prevent as much illness.
  • Prevents Headaches – these pesky little things are awful but by drinking more water you will see the reduction of headaches.

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You need to ensure you stay hydrated. Your body is made up of 60% water and when you exercise you will need to give your body back the water that it has just sweated out.

Now you may think drinking 2 litres/8 glasses of water a day is impossible, but look at it this way, 8 pints of beer when your out on the lash is easy right? So make it a priority to drink the water your body NEEDS. You chose to drink beer, it is not needed but you do it because you enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy water, as I know it’s not an overly exciting drink, then add some juice into it or lemons. You can add your own twist but it is so essential that you do drink enough.

You will at first notice that you are visiting the loo more than a pregnant lady however this will eventually subside when your body becomes used to the increased amount of water your are inputting. Stick with it.

Your body will thank you for it!

If you have any questions about your water intake then ask away.

Fx

 

The struggle is real

Well I have got to be honest exercising in this heat seems unbearable sometimes, especially when you really just want to sit in a bucket of ice!

That aside, the other thing I have been struggling with lately is the weight I have gained. Now unfortunately it is inevitable that when having a baby you are going to gain weight, and if I am being totally honest it is something I have struggled with.

You see I’m one of these people that because of the exercise I do, I very rarely gain weight, that is unless I decide to have a complete fat week and eat the entire domino’s chain! But it’s not often. Now I am having to accept the fact that my body is changing and no matter how much exercise I do, I am going to gain baby weight. And do you know what ladies … IT SUCKS. It’s hard realising that the little ass you used to have now is a huge thing that needs its own postcode, or the size 10 shorts I used to wear now laugh at me when I look at them. And the hair bobble trick is now fully in use! yes I am using hair bobbles to buckle my pants together.

The struggle is real!!!

All of the above are happening to my once toned body and I am struggling to accept that this is what happens when you have a child! So if people say to you, I only gained 10lbs then good for them, but everyone is different and we have to accept that. Listen to me hey, I really need to practice what I preach on this one but I do know that even though I may have gained weight, I will have a lovely healthy baby and my body will find it easier to snap back into shape once I have given birth.

So, ladies, my beautiful women, I assure you, if you feel that you are going it alone and gaining unwanted weight during pregnancy then I am with you!

The main thing is carry on with your healthy eating and exercising and try and accept that your body will change and them unwanted pounds will creep on but it is not forever!

Let me know how you’ve been getting on with your pregnancy and weight gain

F x