I’m the first to admit that before my first baby gym was never my thing. I’d never been overweight but I didn’t have the tone and shape I would have liked. I didn’t feel confident in a bikini and I couldn’t do a push-up to save my life!
During my first pregnancy it all changed. My motivation went through the roof! At 28 weeks I was diagnosed with insulin controlled gestational diabetes which meant insulin injections twice a day. It sucked!!
I trained up until 32 weeks on a modified program. This pregnancy has definitely had its moments, especially early on but I still have my energy, I have minimal reflux, no carpal tunnel and no oedema (fluid retention). All of which I put up with during the first pregnancy. The weight gain has also remained within a healthy level. Fortunately I gave birth to a healthy girl and had no complications. Post baby and full of motivation, it was time to get into the gym! I completed 2 MP re-programs along with a FIRE program and ICE sessions.
For me the biggest and most significant result from doing MP? It’s the fact that now at 37 weeks pregnant with my second baby and no gestational diabetes!!!!!!
My Obstetrician informed me this was extremely rare. He hadn’t seen the results I received from the glucose tolerance test in someone with gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy!
Going from hating the gym to loving it wasn’t just one thing I had to do or fix. It was a combination of having a good reason, the patience to learn how to move better and more effectively and being in an environment that’s safe and supportive.
This lifestyle is now very much a part of who I am.