Friday, July 17, 2015

A Big Announcement!

I feel like we've become friends in a way - me and those of you out there who regularly read this blog and write back to me. You know a lot about what runs through my head. More then some of the people I see on a regular basis! That's why it's been so strange keeping something kind of big a secret.

Here goes.

I'm having a baby! First kid, 15 weeks along, due in January. Oof, feels good to say it out loud!

There have been all these things I've wanted to ask and share related to fitness and teaching. For now, I'll give you a quick run down and share some more detailed thoughts on another day. (And, I promise this won't turn into a pregnancy blog... I'm just not that kind of girl.)

- Having to keep my heart rate at an acceptable level (my doc says 150 BPM) while teaching is tough... I'm used to using my energy as a tool to get students to move more. I'm a little less jumpy and animated than usual... but still teaching full 60-minute classes and feeling good at the end.
- Why on Earth do people push you to eat so much? "Eating for two" is a myth... yes, you're definitely hungrier (some days I'm shocked at how much I can eat - yesterday I had THREE breakfasts) but I really don't need the whole world encouraging me to stuff my face all the time. I'm trying to strike a balance between getting enough of what I need, some of what I don't need but really want, and as little junk as possible.

- I'm really wondering how long I'll want to keep teaching. I'd like to keep going as long as possible, which to me means 1) as long as I feel good and my doctor says it's ok and 2) as long as my students are still getting a great, uninterrupted, and motivating workout.

- What will it be like going to a fitness conference at 20 weeks pregnant? I know I won't be able to do as much as I had hoped, but I'm still planning to be an active participant. On the positive side, you'll probably recognize me when you see me at sessions and events!

There's more. But, like I said, I'll come back with updates here and there as things move along. Glad we don't have any secrets between us anymore. ;)


  1. Congratulations! I look forward to hearing about all your Zumba pregnancy moments. I recently found out one of my students is pregnant, so any insight would help.