Friends, I’m having a little writer’s block. I don’t want to write about pregnancy all the time, and with my limited workout schedule (and absolutely zero running), I’m struggling with what to share with you!
The good news: I can finally say I feel pretty good. My “new normal”, I guess you could say, because no matter what you say, when you have an ear-of-corn sized human in your uterus, you just don’t feel “normal” like you used to for the past 30 years of your life.
I DID take a TRX class this week! I’ve been so nervous about signing up for classes I haven’t been to because I’m just not sure what my body will do in a workout these days after taking so much time off (and you know, growing a human)…but I really wanted to get out and get a little more motivation. I saw this beginner TRX option at a local studio and even though I’ve done plenty of TRX classes in the past, I feel better about beginner options right now because I think they’ll be less intense. (It’s been so hard to find prenatal classes! If anyone has any recommendations in the Morristown/Summit, NJ area, please holler!)
I was the only one who showed up for class (hello, 10:30AM Tuesday classes!) so I basically got a personalized lesson, complete with all the prenatal modifications I could ever want. It felt SO GOOD to sweat and work hard, and the instructor was really caring. (And I loved feeling sore afterwards!) Sadly the studio is closing next week so I’m back on the hunt for good options.
I guess I can tell you about our move to New Jersey! I sort of neglected telling anyone about it because I was too sick to function.
In February Brendan got a job offer here in NJ. We really weren’t ready to leave California quite yet. Brendan LOVED his job there and we had such a great quality of life and some very wonderful friends who we never wanted to leave. But we had JUST found out I was pregnant and it seemed like perfect timing because we have a lot of family here on the east coast. It was too good of an offer to turn down, so we decided to go for it.
About a month later we drove up the coast to Northern California as a last hurrah before we moved. It was tough because I was feeling pretty horrible 24/7, but I was at least able to take my mind off it all a little bit more than when I was laying in bed all day. Brendan surprised me by renting a convertible and the fresh air and sunshine definitely helped!
Now that we’ve been gone a couple months I’m missing California and our lifestyle there. I’m happy to be back with family and friends from here, but I can’t lie…I miss those drives along the beach, the perfect weather, the hiking, and of course the incredible friends we made. We had such a high quality of life where we lived! (Our little town was a hidden gem of a neighborhood in LA’s South Bay called El Segundo, walking distance from the beach and so home-y and perfect!)
I’m mad at myself because when I was there, I missed NJ. Now I’m in NJ and I miss California. WHY CAN’T I JUST BE SATISFIED?!
So, that’s about it for our second cross-country move in less than 3 years. I’m pretty certain our baby girl will turn 10 and be pretty mad we left California and the land of perfect weather before she was born. Hopefully pizza and bacon-egg-and-cheeses can make up for that?
Who wants to plan a trip to LA in January with me? Not sure I can handle winter anymore.