Before I got pregnant, and for the first month of pregnancy (before I knew I was pregnant), I worked out very hard. I was doing the Insanity workouts, running, and doing about 2-3 hours of Vinyasa yoga per week. I was about to continue my kung fu training in China when I found out I was pregnant.
Then the morning sickness and exhaustion hit me like a ton of bricks. Now I can't climb a flight of stairs without retching (literally). After even minor exertions I find myself hunched over the toilet bowl gagging up. Not to mention that I'm winded just by a short brisk walk. I can't keep up with my SO anymore because I'm out of breath.
I haven't worked out at all in a month and my muscles have turned to mush. Even the SO commented that I have nothing but bones in my upper back (used to be very muscular). This is a huge concern for me because I am normally a very fit and active person. These days I find myself sleeping up to 12 hours a day and lying around in bed with nausea for the rest of the time - that is, when I'm not at work.
Is this happening to anyone else? When I search online all I find are ladies who are heavily pregnant triathletes who seem to have no issues whatsoever with working out hard while pregnant. Whereas I'm not even big yet and I can't get myself onto a yoga mat. It makes me feel inadequate and anxious that I will be a giant, out of shape blob after the baby is born.
On the other end of the spectrum are the sites that suggest women do a couple of half-assed side stretches a day or whatever and that's enough of an effort. Well, not for me, I like to WORK OUT. I wish I didn't feel like the only one on the planet who has this problem.