Well we're almost done with first trimester. Went by quick! I am not accepting the fact that I am showing and there's nothing wrong with that :) (At this point, my chubby belly is my only pregnancy symptom! but we are almost to the point of feeling a fundus).
My nausea/lethargy lasted only a few weeks and it wasn't too bad at all. I never actually threw up, which is a first for me! I still worked out at least 3x/week and the difference was I would be on the couch with a lump in my stomach for a few hours each afternoon, and then would go to bed by 9 pm.
My energy this past week was back to normal... I work a few hours per day from home (and some days that is demanding phsyical/emotional work!) and then I'm able to exercise and do my housework, etc. Am I working out differently, now that I am pregnant? I certainly listen to my body - prevent heavy breathing - and stop as soon as I feel fatigued. I don't force a workout, ever. But that was never my style, even before pregnancy. I don't follow a schedule or program, there are no rules. I just do what I feel like. When I have a lot of energy, I push hard! And then I may need the next day off. That's what I did this past week, 3 tough workouts separated by rest days.
I'm planning on a triathlon Aug. 27 and that keeps me swimming and biking at least once a week, but not any more than that. I am still focused mainly on running. I want to keep my level of conditioning as much as possible, and I know I won't be able to run in my 3rd trimester so that motivates me all the more to get a good 60-90 minute run every week, if possible. It's funny how that is my "long run" now, whereas if I wasn't pregnant I would be running for 2-1/2 hours, at least, for my weekly long run.
Speaking of which, today my family did the Seattle marathon & half without me! I could have done it slowly with lots of walking, but I had no idea what I might be able to do, back when registration was open. So instead I stayed home and watched my computer for all the updates from everybody's split times! My BIL and SIL both ran their first half-marathon today, that is really awesome. It's so cool that my husband's family does this together and can share in the accomplishment. It meant the world to me to be there last year, and feel a part of his family. Now I am thinking on to next year, how much I'd like to be there with them again. Chances are I'll have a happy baby and be able to leave, it would l just be a matter of getting someone close to us to travel with us to Seattle to babysit.
This is how I stay motivated, thinking on to next year and thinking of all the things I can still achieve. The first few weeks of pregnancy were rough and I felt a bit down, missing my workouts. But I know this is just temporary. I am so blessed to have good health and be able to be somewhat athletic during pregnancy. Funny how I just started working out 18 months ago, but now I can't live without it. It just bring a lot of joy and fulfillment to my life, what can I say?