Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pregnancy Workout - Cable Machines! & Breastfeeding Truths!


Written May 16th 2015:
 I have so many pregnant friends and ones who just had babies (guess its that phase in life) and I just wanted to share my dose of reality because I wish someone would have posted this for me to read when I was pregnant. BREASTFEEDING is NOT EASY (especially at first)!!! I know for some of you it will be and I am truly happy for you. But for's just wasn't. I was super overwhelmed. And Remy latched great, so that wasn't the issue. Figuring him out was exhausting- what position did he like? why is he choking? is my flow too fast? he just spit up everything! why is he falling asleep? is he getting enough? is he getting too much? is it gas pains? what foods do I need to give up? why hasn't he pooped? It was endless. Around the clock me and my little man working on getting this thing right. And I mean literally around the clock... I was on call 24 hours a day. No one else could feed him or help. No one else to take on the challenge of figuring your baby out. It was, quite honestly, like one crazy, demanding, full time job in which you weren't allowed to sleep at night. Everything blurred together into one giant Groundhog Day. THAT WAS MY REALITY! I apparently saw too many glamorous IG nursing pics and thought it was going to be all rainbows and sunshine. It wasn't. And I sure do wish someone would have warned me. It DOES get MUCH easier as you go. But there are still a lot of not-so-fun nursing pumping, keeping the milk cold, pumping, no feeding on the go, pumping. Don't get me wrong, I think it's awesome to be able to give your baby all the nutrients it needs, but it's not this easy peasy cakewalk thing (for most). You've got to have the will to do it! And if you do, you will make it. Just remember one Groundhog Day at a time ;) and eventually you will feel normal again and you'll be proud. Rightfully so!

And here is a great third trimester cable machine workout (full-body) I loved this one!

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