Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Moving to a new blog!

Thank you everyone for being dedicated readers for so long. It's been great being able to share with you all.

Today I have some exciting news: Finally, after months of hard work, my new website and blog are finally live!

So, as of today, to follow my blog posts and see what's going on, please direct your links to my new blog site:

Come check it out!!

All my posts from here on out will be posted there instead of here at blogspot. Although I've had a great time with blogspot, it's time to name my own domain and move up in the web world :)

And, just to update you, I'm now at 38 weeks pregnant and still doing great! My posts at my new site will explain what's been going on this week, including pictures, and new info about an ultrasound I just had this past Friday.

So, thank you again for joining me and I look forward to seeing at my new posting site.

Your friend, Cassandra Forsythe

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pregnancy & The Winter Olympics

One of my good friends forwarded me this story about a pregnant female curler competiting in the 2010 Olympics.

"Kristie Moore, the alternate on the Canadian curling team, is the first Olympian in 90 years to compete while pregnant and only the third pregnant athlete in Olympic history.

Moore, 30, is expecting her first child in May.

Moore, quoted in the Edmonton Journal, says the pregnancy did not interfere with training or competing."

To read the rest of the story, click here.
And, here's another story.
It's this just awesome?! I sure think so!
For me, I'm now 25 days away from my due date and am STILL teaching all my boot camp classes 3 days a week (a total of 7 classes) and STILL lifting heavy in the gym 2 other days a week. Yesterday for example, my other pregnant girlfriend and I did an upper horizontal and vertical push/pull workout consisting of bench press (we benched 115 each), cable squat & rows (90+lbs), chin ups (with assistance...), shoulder presses (25lbs each hand), etc. It was a good workout.
My weight is still static at a 15 lbs gain, but, as I've said before, my belly and baby are definitely getting bigger. I'm expecting that this month I'll probably add a few pounds to the scale as baby gets larger, and I'm totally good with that. Even if it means a bit more body fat for me, I know I'll be able to take it off afterwards. 
Overall, being pregnant shouldn't remove you from doing activities you love (*unless you have a true medical issue). Whether it be curling, like Kristie, or high intensity workouts like me in boot camp, I'm a firm believer that being very fit through your pregnancy helps you manage the typical aches, pains and bloating that are expected during this time (for me... thankfully no bloating at all, but I do have my shares of aches and pains every once in a while). 
Here's to being a fit pregnant athlete! Go Kristie!!