Thursday, October 23, 2008


At my first doctor's appointment I asked my midwife (yes I'm planning on having my baby in a barn. Devin is going to boil up some hot water and that's probably all we'll need. Maybe a knife of something) if it was ok for me to continue lifting weights and how strenuous. She told me it was fine, but that I probably shouldn't do squats and nothing laying on my back. Well I checked out this babyfit website and it had preggos doing squats with those big balls so I thought..."well if this website says it's ok, it must be!" So here I am at the gym, a couple of days ago, ball up against the mirror wall, doin' my squats thinking how great and fit I was being. "Hey trainer! Look at me! Yeah I'm hardcore like that!" Well yesterday I could hardly walk, and today it still hurts just as bad. The midwife was right. I pulled something; something that doesn't normally get pulled and it HURTS! Ouch! I didn't have any issues until I lifted one of the girls out of their carseats and then it really hurt. It still hurts and I feel like a major idiot. She even gave me a pretty good reason for not doing squats: those ligaments are stretching out as the baby is growing so you don't want to risk tearing anything. Makes pretty good sense right? Too bad in my effort to be "turbo pregnant woman" I ignored that sensible advice.

If you've read my previous post, you might be asking "Marie how can you be turbo pregnant woman if you consumed an entire bag of candy corn in one sitting?"

Good question! It's because I have issues with moderation. My personality is "all or nothing." I can't just go for a light walk; I have to do major hardcore exercise! If I haven't eaten very well, instead of trying to make better choices I usually just say "screw it" and give up. I know this type of thinking doesn't work for life, and it's certainly not the way I want to raise my kids to think.

Anyway, I think I learned my lesson. In both regards. Owwwwwwwww!

Side note for those of you who have yet to understand the sarcastic nature of my writing: I am not having the baby in a barn. Or my house. I'm going to the hospital.


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Leigh Ayn said...


It is really funny that you posted this though, because just last night, as I was vaccuming and cleaning out my makeup drawer at 11:30 pm, I was thinking about that one time that you did leg lunges in the middle of the night, and then you were in horrible pain, but everyone else was more worried about why the heck you were working out in the middle of the night!

Amanda said...

I just didn't want you to think I was one of THEM that read and didn't leave any comments. Sorry about the pain because we all know Tylenol does nothing. Take it easy the next couple days!

H.E.A. said...

You crack me up :)

Yeah, actually I've heard from most people that you're supposed to do lots of squats to help strengthen and stretch those muscles for easier birth, HOWEVER you're supposed to be doing them pretty regularly BEFORE you get pregnant so you are already in the groove :) We'll remember that for next time when you start working out with me again after the new arrival!!

Oh and don't feel bad about candy corn...andrew's mom sent me cookies...guess how many I've already eaten just today... :)

Andrea said...

You know Marie...I want myself one of those coupons. If you end up with extras, i have some friends at school who were jealous of the last one I got!

Leah said...

You know what? I think you SHOULD have your baby in a barn. I mean, C'mon, what did fine old time ladies do when THEY had babies before these energy guzzling 25-floor sterilized structures of wood and steel-with-overpayed-undereducated-doctor-wanna-bes came into existence. COME on, people. Let's get back to the basics. PUH-lease. Can I get an AMEN?!?

Leah said...

juuuuuust kidding :)

Oh..and can you send me a coupon?


Marie said...

They died during childbirth....