Hi Ladies, Tyra Turner here your newest Fit Mama 2B blogger. I’m 34 years old and have been married to the wonderful Chad Turner for 6 years. I couldn’t be more excited to share my experiences as I make my way through my first pregnancy. I guess I should give you a little background information before I start to babble. There are 2 things I’ve always wanted to do in my life. First and foremost I’ve wanted to be a mom, and secondly I’ve dreamt of being a professional athlete. The past 12 years I’ve been focusing on the latter. Playing professional volleyball has allowed me to travel the world, make amazing friends and of course remain fit. I honestly hate to admit it, but I think I’m actually a pretty selfish person. Since becoming a pro beach volleyball player I’ve put my nutritional and physical needs above almost everything. Some people think I’m like a machine. I literally think of food as fuel. Only high test for this hot rod.
So here comes the challenge. It’s no longer about me. This hot rod now has a baby on board. From the second the ultrasound showed that little flicker of a heartbeat I handed over the wheel. Yes, my little baby boy Mommy will do whatever you say. Selfish to selfless I guess???
While working out and eating I promise to:
-stop when you want me too
-slow down if you insist
-monitor my heart rate
-refuel when you ask
-yes, I’ll add more carbs and dairy into my diet
-Nap (haven’t taken one of these since I was probably 2 or 3 years old)
I’m joining you in my 26th week of pregnancy so I’ll have to give you a speedy recap of the prior weeks. First trimester for me was pretty uneventful. I was never sick and actually played 2 international tournaments. I spent weeks 8-10 competing in China and Thailand. The only things that grew during those weeks were my excitement and my chest. Yes, my swimsuit tops were definitely too small. Weeks 10-14 I actually had some major fatigue. I’m not a napper, so when my husband came home and saw me passed out on the couch he freaked out. Each day around 2pm I managed a little siesta. I don’t know how working women do it!!! My hats off to you all. You are studs, give yourself a pat on the back. From weeks 15-26(current) I’ve been blessed with an abundance of energy. No it’s not like before baby Turner but I still frequent the gym and play volleyball on the beach.
I think the changes in my body are similar to many moms, but they are just happening at a later date. I’m 6’1” and have a larger muscular frame than most women. A personal goal of mine as a Fit Mama 2B has been to share changes specific to my body type. It’s been difficult for me to find information about pregnant women built and shaped like myself. I hope in my future blogs to relay my own tid bits on workouts, nutrition/diet, weight gain, and everything else under the sun as a pregnant woman. I know we’re all built differently so I’ve always felt the more information the better. If one thing I write helps or encourages a new or experienced mom then I’ll be grateful. I look forward to chatting again soon…