Was your pregnancy a smooth one? Please share the fitness routine that you followed during the three trimesters? Challenges you faced?
Whitney McClintock Rini
I was fortunate to have a very smooth and enjoyable pregnancy. I found out I was pregnant in December – so I was in my off-season for waterskiing. At the time I was working out at Orange Theory and really enjoying pushing myself to my limits on the rower, treadmill & in the weight room. After finding out I was pregnant I felt it was best to cut way back on the intensity of my workouts in order to keep my heart rate from getting too elevated.
After my first trimester, I decided I had to stop OT altogether because I was too competitive to take it easy! I was able to start waterskiing in January / February. I never had the desire to push myself hard because I knew I wasn’t going to be competing in 2020 anyway. I enjoyed my time on the water and modified my intensity lower and lower as I progressed through my pregnancy. I skied in some form up until about 38 weeks.
My time at the lake slowly morphed into my gym where I practiced Pilates, swimming, and prenatal fitness routines. One thing is for sure, fitness got harder and harder every week! But, I enjoyed every minute of growing my little human and watching my body change so much. My husband told me every day how beautiful I was and I believed him! That made accepting the weight gain so much easier for me.
When was your baby born? Was it a normal or c-section delivery? How did motherhood change you as a person?
Whitney McClintock Rini
My baby boy was born on August 12, 2020. I was able to have a natural birth after I was induced due to premature rupture of my waters and not going into labor after 24 hours. The birth was the most incredible experience of my life! If you are interested, I was able to share my birth story on the BIRTH STORY PODCAST with Heidi Snyderburn
I am more tired and full of love than I have ever been. Through the abundant blessing of being a mother, God is growing my faith, my patience, my kindness, my generosity, and everything in between! Zane has given me life perspective and given me the gift of loving others better and more completely. Nothing in my life can compare to being a mother.
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