Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
When we stopped seeing Boston IVF in September, I decided that if I couldn’t get pregnant, I was going to REALLY focus on health and feeling really great about my body since I felt like it had let me down. So that’s what I did. I started working out more at home and at the gym between workout DVDs, dancing, series of exercises my husband put together for me, and climbing/using the treadwall. I kept this up for about 5 or 6 weeks and I was feeling really great, and then I got really TIRED. Like, could hardly walk out of school in the afternoon without feeling like I needed to sit. I let this go on for about four or five weeks before I saw the doctor, and they came to the conclusion that I had a mono-like illness. Made sense to me! I had it in college and felt the same way I did then, so I just had to wait it out. It totally de-railed all the momentum I had for physical activity although I was still eating really healthy.
A few days later I took a pregnancy test at home on a whim because I was really getting annoyed with people asking me if I was pregnant, and I just needed to quiet the seed of doubt that was growing in the back of my mind. It was positive! We had tried for SO long to get pregnant and start a family that I was terrified of doing anything to mess it up. The exhaustion started to turn into extreme nausea all the time, and that really did not make me want to work out again. Well, in the past three or four weeks I’ve started to feel normal again! Normal enough that I started to crave physical activity. My doctor gave me the all-clear for continuing with working out, but I was still a little worried about doing something wrong, so I did a lot of research.
I realized today after completing a workout that now I’m going to be a mom. I’m no expert by any means but I can share some things that I find valuable along the way with other moms! That is a really exciting thought for me to add a new level to my blog. I don’t intend to flaunt it because I know how sensitive the topic can be to those who are trying for so long and having difficulties!
So that brings me to today’s post!
I recently bought two prenatal DVDs that can help me stay active, because the thought of labor is terrifying and I’ve read that exercise during pregnancy can help during labor. So, bring on the exercise!
If you’re an active momma and need something to do at home to keep yourself energized I strongly encourage you to check these two out!
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