Welcome to 18 weeks pregnancy and attempting Paleo.
Okay so as of Sunday (the day before yesterday) I became 18 weeks pregnant. I am in my second trimester and it is a time for many when the morning sickness has passed and you can return to normal and feel normal until you hit that final trimester.
My baby is due on the 25th September and I can’t wait to finally complete my family and have a newborn baby in my arms again. Not that it has been that long since the last time with my daughter now hitting the 17th month mark.
According to what I have read online my baby is now the size of a medium to large avocado. Though I wonder if I am turning into one with all the avocados I seem to be addicted to eating at the moment. Maybe my craving of choice is avocados? After all I do tend to want to eat three of them a day.
I have done Paleo before. So I know what it’s all about. I know that I have to eat lots of vegetables, embrace eggs, and enjoy my meat and fish. Plus enjoy the fats that come with it.
To start with I aim to be about 75% Paleo, but I have done 100% Paleo in the past, so maybe just maybe I might manage some 90% days!
I am also a big fan of dairy and I know this is not allowed on Paleo. Hence why as I type this I am eating a cheese omelette. But I have the eggs, the veg and the olive oil so I am partly there!
On an exercise point of view I am trying to keep up but it is hard when you have low iron and lack general energy levels that your body was once used to having all the time.
I am going from running 6km three times a week back in January to not being able to run more than 100m so that it a shock. So now I am power walking 3.2km everyday as a great alternative. And they do say that there is nothing greater in life than walking.
On another note, I am subconscious about the weight gain and constantly worrying that I am gaining too much weight, but I am sure my body will tell me what to eat and I certainly don’t follow the eating for two thing that seems to be taking over the universe.
So if like me you are also 18 weeks pregnant (or thereabouts) and think that you’re alone then think again.