In case you missed it...we are pregnant and due in January! Surprised?
Yeah...so are we! A third child was definitely not in the plans, but after getting over the initial shock, we are really excited to add a little more craziness to the already-crazy Tress home!
How in the world….?
For those wondering what happened, here’s the breakdown. For months I had been experiencing headaches that were due to an estrogen dominant birth control pill I had been on for years. I came off that birth control and switched to a progesterone dominant mini-pill and scheduled an appointment for the Mirena. However, prior to that appointment my hormones were all out of whack. I was bloated, I wasn’t ovulating, I was tired, and I was retaining water. So, I went to a holistic doctor to get some testing done. $662 and 15 vials of blood later, she told me what a $2 pee stick could have told me... I was pregnant!
Why that was such a shock…
Honestly, being pregnant was not something that had entered my mind. I had to take fertility meds to get pregnant with both Emma and Cole, and I have PCOS. Enter the FASTer Way to Fat Loss (and brand new partners challenge) and the rest is history... What?!?!?! PSA if you're joining my next round of the FASTer Way and participating with your significant other—be sure to double up on birth control!
How is it going?
The first few weeks were great. I was following the FASTer Way to a T. Then, when I started to feel less like myself, and we found out I had to switch up some things. I was really sick and really tired for a while. I literally could not fathom eating anything but—wait for it.—breakfast sandwiches. Yep, that’s right. This whole food nutrition girl could eat nothing but Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches—for about two weeks! But we don’t judge, right? After all, growing a human is hard work!
Over the past week, I have been able to eat a little better. I am still doing some intermittent fasting, but am really listening to my body and what it needs. There are still lots of things I just can’t stomach right now, donuts are one of them. If you know me, then you know that me not eating donuts may be the biggest shocker in this update!
I am not doing many low carb days, and am craving all kinds of carbs, so I’ve had to adjust some of the FASTer Way to my current needs. However, I am working on a Fit Pregnancy version of the FASTer Way to help mamas-to-be stay fit while pregnant. UPDATE: Fit Pregnancy is now available to purchase!
...still going strong! I feel so much better when I hit the gym, so I have made it a point to do something active almost every day. I have decreased my intensity a bit just due to being so tired. Also, because I haven’t been doing low carb days that often, I haven’t been doing as much sprinting and HIIT. So, it’s been more lifting for me thus far, but I am feeling great in terms of workouts!
Obviously, we are so excited to welcome this new little one into our lives, although it came as a HUGE surprise. Thank you to everyone who has sent along well wishes! I can’t wait to keep you updated and will be sure to do so on Instagram and FB live. I am also excited to be able to better serve my pregnant clients as I work through perfecting a new program tailored to your needs!
Also, I am considering changing the name of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss to the FASTer Way to Fertility… because we have so many “FASTer Way babies” now… just sayin’!!!
Thanks again for the well wishes, I can’t wait to take you all on this journey with us!