2nd Trimester Pregnancy Vlog! Body Image, Workouts, & Embarrassing Moments

Hey loves! Thank you so much for all your advice, support, and love during my pregnancy so far. It’s incredible to know we’re on this journey together and I can always turn to my TIU mamas and mamas-to-be! Every stage and every change is SO beautiful and I’m grateful we can experience it as a community. 💗

Today I’m so excited to share this new vlog I filmed all about my second trimester! (Check out my first trimester vlog too if ya missed it!) I’m answering all your questions about my pregnancy workouts and how they’ve changed, my cravings, body image and positivity, my fave outfits right now, pregnancy-safe beauty products and skincare tips, embarrassing moments, and how I’m feeling. Anyone else constantly out of breath? haha Seriously I’m out of breath just sitting here typing! 😂

Comment below with some of your own pregnancy embarrassing moments and any more questions for me! I’ll be filming more videos for you! 

Love you girls!


Kat & Baby Bella :) 

You can also watch on YouTube & Apple TV HERE!

Last weekend I had my baby shower and revealed our baby girl’s name!!! Brian and I actually named her 15 years ago! We said if we had a daughter one day, we’d name her after our grandmas…and now Isabelle Margaret is on her way! ✨

This painting is by my grandma Isabelle and the shell is the actual shell she painted <3 I’ve been saving it forever in hopes to have a little girl some day!

My Second Trimester Workouts

In my first trimester, I focused on walking + daily toning moves in the TIU App when I could and giving my body the rest it needed. This trimester, I’ve been feeling more energized and stronger so I’ve been working out longer and my walks are getting brisker. I’ll go on walks with Karena and she’s like, “girl you’re moving fast!” 

I’m not doing HIIT but the weight training workouts and Daily Moves in Studio Tone It Up have felt amazing for me. And the new pregnancy channel in your Studio Tone It Up app is everythingggg.

Download your app here! You’re going to LOVE all the workouts!

Android babes, we’re perfecting your channel for you! Just search “prenatal” in the On Demand section and all the workouts will pop up. 

My girl Kristina also shared prenatal workout modifications for you and you can find more in in my first pregnancy vlog! 

My Go-To Smoothie

I’ve been craving Piña Coladas this summer… can ya blame me!? So I’ve been having this:

  • 1 handful frozen pineapple
  • 1 handful frozen sliced banana
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk (coconut milk is good here too!)
  • 1 Tbs coconut shavings
  • 1 scoop vanilla organic Tone It Up Protein
  • Blend & Enjoy mama!

*** A lot of you ask if Tone It Up protein is okay to have during pregnancy! I’ve been having it almost every day! I love and trust our ingredients and I showed my doctor the few ingredients that we use, and she said they’re great. Remember, not all protein powders are created equal, so best thing to do is bring your tub to your doctor! Tone It Up Protein is clean and the ingredients are made from plant-based, whole foods (pumpkin and pea)- so I personally feel great having it. Just as always, check with your doc!

Cravings…Gimme Allllll The Ice Cream!

Ice cream, ice cream, and more ice cream! Haha. I’ve been loving coconut ice cream– and when Brian and I go out, we’ll go on ice cream dates. When I can’t eat ice cream, I’ve been having yogurt parfaits and coconut yogurt smoothies! 🍨I wrote a whole post on pregnancy cravings, what they mean, and healthy recipes for you here!

What else am I eating?

I’m following the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, but just upping my portions and when I’m hungry~ I’m eating :) I’m incorporating a lot of healthy fats too in avocado, trail mix, nut butters, coconut, and oils. I’ve been eating a ton of fruit too! Gimme all the grapes and watermelon!

My Skincare and Makeup Faves right now!

For make up, I’ve been obsessed with the below:

Pregnancy Outfits 

I’ve actually been getting a lot of my clothes from Forever 21! I order cute flowy dresses and rompers online and just size up so I will be able to fit into them as my bump grows! The trick is to search for exactly what you’re looking for, since there’s so much. I’ll search rompers, knit dresses, and maxi dresses. I also ordered some great basics from nakedwardrobe.com which has some cute knit dresses that are higher quality and stretch. 

For workout clothes, Avocado is still my fave I size up or they have maternity pants. I also love the Lululemon align pants and I’ve sized up a couple times throughout my pregnancy! Plus I know I can wear them after pregnancy :)

Oh! And this bra has been the best thing I ever purchased! It’s Calvin Klein from Urban, and I’m so happy I got it, because I wear it allll the time!

I also love this Calvin Klein triangle bra (I’m wearing it in the pic above!)

Also… the Calvin pants!

Body Positivity & Pregnancy

Helloooo stretch marks, dimples on the booty, melasma, growing hips, leg cramps, bloodshot eyes (I keep getting super red eyes!), and curves for dayyyys! I did a Q&A on my Instagram where u could ask me questions about how pregnancy has been & the majority of the questions were about how I’m dealing with my changing body, advice to stay positive, & body image. Let’s just start with- YOU are freaking beautiful! I know every woman’s journey is different, so before I share this information please remember not to compare it to your own bc we’re all on our own path with special circumstances that are unique to us. 1st~A lot of you asked how much weight I’ve gained. I’ve gone from 135 to 167, so just over 30 pounds & I feel great & strong. The added weight has been hard on my back and feet at work, but I’ll be showing some great stretches u can do at ur desk or when you’ve been on your feet all day. If you’ve seen my stories the past month I’ve shared my newly found dimples on my growing booty (seriously hope this booty stays post pregnancy…and boobs? Wishful thinking I know haha), my new tiger stripes stretch marks & my face is two different colors from melasma. Every day I’m embracing all these changes by keeping things in perspective ~it’s for such a beautiful miracle. I know we all go through tough days & I want you to know that if you’re discovering these things (pregnant or not), they don’t define u or make you any less gorgeous. You’re so beautiful & I don’t want you to go a day without appreciating how incredibly awesome the female body is. And yes of course- I have my tough mornings where nothing fits and I’m late to work or moments where I wonder if the dimples on my butt are shining through just right in the light (I always say it’s my booty smiling with dimples, haha). It’s all perspective! I want you to do something for me. If you’re feeling down, literally just wrap your arms around your own body & just tell it ✨ thank you for being so remarkable.✨ Tell your body that you’re going to speak kind to it through everything. No matter what, always remember that there is no such thing as “imperfect”~ the word itself spells “I’m perfect”. Wherever you are in your journey & whatever goals you have, remind yourself each day how worthy your body is of unconditional love. I filmed this little video for you too~ see it on our Instagram HERE.

Fertility Talk…

A lot you have reached out to me asking how long I tried, advice on fertility or who you can talk to. I want you all to know that whatever your journey is or whatever it is that you’re going through right now, we’re all here for you. If you’re having a hard time with fertility or even during your pregnancy, you’re allowed to feel exactly how you do. I know that there’s nothing anyone can say that will actually make it better~ but maybe it can help lift your spirits and help make you see how strong you truly are. Just know that there are thousands of women in the community that understand and can help validate your feelings and all that you are experiencing. We all go through so much individually that makes our journey unique and our own…and at the end of the day none of it is easy. For me and Brian, our journey of wanting to start a family for the past 8+ years has always been a struggle in our own way (we were so consumed with building TIU and serving other responsibilities that it seemed selfish to even think of bringing a baby into this world if both of us were working 12+ days every day and every weekend)~ but now we’re in a really good place where our schedules are more flexible. It’s hard to explain and we know it’s never the perfect time, but I’m so grateful for our own path that led us here. In another life, maybe we would already have a few children (which I try not to ever think about), but we wouldn’t change anything or how things went for us~ we’re just so grateful for this life. A lot of you have asked if we’ll have another baby after Bella~ and we really hope we will be blessed with another. We’ve always wanted a full house with a big family. Since I’m 34, I’m of course open to the idea of any way of making that happen whether it be in vitro, adoption, or whatever we can do. I know every option brings different challenges, so having a support system is so important. A lot of my friends have been great resources for me that have gone through every option, so I feel lucky I’ve been able to talk openly with them. It’s almost a taboo topic among women, which is understandable, but I wish it weren’t so it could be easier and women didn’t feel so alone in it. If you’re looking to reach out to someone, I’d like to start a hashtag that you can add to your pics so other women can reach out to you for advice or connect. Let’s use #TIUwomentogether. If you add this hashtag to your pics or you find someone else who has (you can follow hashtags now on IG), let’s call it an open invitation to connect about our own journeys and fertility. If you DM someone who doesn’t follow you yet, just let them know in a comment that you sent them a DM, so they can check their requested inbox (in the righthand corner of the inbox). 

I hope I covered a lot of your questions!!!

More questions for me and each other? Comment below! Love you all so much! 💕



  1. You’re such an inspiration to women and I truly appreciate you sharing this wonderful experience with us! You, Brian, Winston and Miss. Isabelle will make a beautiful family <3

  2. Kat, I love how you’re embracing all the body changes that come with being pregnant. It’s so true that it’s such a beautiful blessing that as women we’re capable of creating a life. As far as your melasma, I had it too, but products afterwards removed it. Also, the birth is so unpredictable and uncontrollable. I told the doctor during all my visits that I wanted to do it naturally. I ended up having lower back pain during the contractions so it felt good to walk around on the floor like a dog 😂. When the doctor arrived, he knew I wanted to do it naturally so he got down on the floor and was cheering me on, so cute! 😂 Anyway, I ended up having our son, Ty in an hour and a half, no drugs, no epidural like I wanted to. All I can say is you have no control, God just takes over and they pop out. 😃😘

  3. You are so beautiful, inside and out, but your inner beauty and desire to help, inspire, teach, and motivate others, just radiates from you, brighter than the sun, like contagious, pure joy. Thank you so much for continuing to share your journey and adventure with its ups and downs and discoveries, challenges, and celebrations. Your inner strength and determination, along with your ability to see the humor in nearly everything, is truly inspirational and is so helpful in creating and maintaining a positive perspective on so many aspects related to pregnancy for me and so many others. Thank you so much for being you, such a strong, joyful, and beautiful woman, and for being transparent in sharing your story.

    I’m looking forward to any more pregnancy vlogs you do, and I am interested in what vitamins and/or supplements you are taking, if any, and if you found anything else to be helpful, such as pregnancy pillows, the best core/back exercises or stretches to help with back pain, and if there is anything you recommend to either help prevent or to help close pregnancy ab separation, diastasis recti. Keep being Amazing! You and your supportive husband, Rock! Much Love Always, and I’ll be praying for you both, and for Isabelle! :-) 💛Harmony

  4. Absolutely loved this! I may or may not have started tearing up thinking about the actual birth. My only question is when does the nausea stop and the energy kick in?! Im so ready for the second trimester. The first has been tough. Also, when Winnie started barking at the end my pups went nuts :)

    1. Hey Lisa!!! CONGRATS!!! Okay so crazy story…one morning I woke up feeling completely normal– like no sore boobs, no nausea, no headache, no bloating (my tummy felt flat), no aches, nothing…and I panicked. I made an emergency appointment with my doctor because I thought something was wrong, and she said– ‘Katrina, welcome to the 2nd trimester!’. It was literally overnight that I felt better. 1st trimester is tough and you just have to listen to your body. It was about week 14 that I felt more energy. Keep napping, go on short walks, fuel your body with healthy food (it helps!!! plus add ginger to your tea and smoothies) and hang in there. :) It’s around the corner!

  5. Hi Kat :) Thank you for sharing your journey and all your advice! I would be interested in a FB group where we can talk about our fertility struggles and what we’re doing to prepare our bodies before conception and etc. You are absolutely right when you mentioned that there are no words that can make a sad or hard situation better, but hopefully lift your spirits. I went through a very hard miscarriage (it was my 3rd one) in March of 2017 and we were 17 weeks, but I honestly wouldn’t have been able to get through the emotional and mental breakdowns without this community, and along with you and Karena. After a year and half, I am in a MUCH BETTER mind set and am understanding my body so much better. If anyone wants to reach out to me on my IG, my handle is rosie_rn2015. I am always there for you cheering you on or trying to give advice in difficult situation. To all of you who wants a bun in the oven, stay busy ;)


    1. Aww hey Rosie! I remember when we met on tour!!!! You are so amazing and such an inspiration to so many women in this community <3 I'm going to figure out the FB group and I'll message you! Thank you for your continued love and support to all of us! xxo

      1. Love you Kat! I wish we can go back to the tour in Scottsdale so that I can actually talk to you, LOL! I was so nervous that no words could come out of my mouth :) Someday we’ll meet again!

  6. Hi Kat! I love this so much! Its so great to see you so happy! ❤️ I’ve been following tone it up for six years, it changed my life in a huge way. I lost 70 lbs on tone it up. I am also pregnant, and a big part of why ive had a healthy pregnancy is tone it up! I love watching your videos! Do you think you will release a post pregnancy workout or nutrition plan? :)

  7. Thank you so much for this beautiful post 💗 my main struggle throughout this whole pregnancy has been mostly mental…in the first trimester I felt so unlike myself with no energy, food aversions, and overall just feeling kinda terrible…there was actually a moment I told my husband I didn’t know if I could do this….I tried to remind myself it would all be worth it but I did feel like I was losing myself a little and that was just so mentally tough. When the second trimester rolled around I felt so much better and I was back on track with energy, working out, and nutrition…but the damage I felt like I had done physically in the first trimester still haunted me.. this is when I started to struggle with body image, but watching how positive you’ve been really helped me embrace it and I’m so thankful I didn’t spiral down with my own harsh thoughts about my changing body! The highlight was definitely making it to the studio live tour in NY and seeing you again 🤗😘 I felt so motivated after the tour and the rest of the second trimester was a great success for me. Now into my third trimester with only 5 weeks to go I’m super uncomfortable and struggling with serious back pain…I’ve been down a lot because it’s been hard for me to find relief but again seeing you be so positive has just really kept my mind on track and I just can’t wait to meet my baby girl 💗 sharing this journey with you has helped me so much so I just want to say thank you for sharing with all us mamas to be! You are such an inspiration and I’m so happy for you and Brian! If only we lived closer maybe baby Bella and baby Flora could be besties 🤗💕😉 love you soo sooo much 😘 thank you thank you for keeping me in a positive mind set you’ve done so much for me through this pregnancy and I can’t thank you enough 💗

    1. I hope your back feels better soon, Francesca86, did you have any back problems before pregnancy, and have you found anything that helps at all, like a pregnancy pillow, yoga, or back stretches? If so, please let me know, or please post if Kat creates a FB group. I was diagnosed with Spondylolesthesis, many years ago, so pregnancy always worries me, since my doctor recommended I keep my weight low and avoid lifting anything greater than 10 pounds. Even pre-pregnancy my back hurts, so I’d love to find things that could help during pregnancy. Continue to take things one day at a time. You Can do this! 💛 😊

      1. Hi Harmony! So weird, I did have some back issues pre pregnancy, I have something called syringomyelia which is a cyst in the spinal cord…I’ll spare you all the weird details but I do have neck, shoulder, and back pain resulting from this. Depending on where your back pain typically is I’ve heard that a belly band works wonders… I have one but since my back pain is a little higher than lower back pain that doesn’t seem to give me much relief. Doing stretching like chest openers and cat/cow even side stretching because I have some rib pain have helped a lot…yoga is wonderful but becoming harder now that I’m almost due and my belly is so big 😂😂 i also have seen a chiropractor that specializes in pregnancy which is similar to physical therapy…it has helped a bit and gives me relief for a little while but it doesn’t completely take it away. I will say my back pain has only come around this last month and I’m due the 27th so most of my pregnancy I didn’t have any back pain. Also my fav thing right now has to be my heating pad..when it gets really bad that always helps and it’s ok to take Tylenol so if I’m really struggling I’ll take that too. I hope this helps and I would talk to your doctor but I def think it’s something you can work through and manage for the wonderful gift of being a mama 💗💗 good luck babe 😘

  8. This is so fun! All through my pregnancy, I was hoping one of you would get pregnant soon, because I knew you would have amazing content and support, as always.

    I think your outlook is so great. And it’s true that so many women cling to a birth plan and then are disappointed when things don’t go as they pictured. Being open, (mentally and physically 😂) is so key to a smooth birth. But I will say that it’s sad how so many doctors push towards ease for themselves and give more c sections than are truly necessary rather than letting our amazing bodies do the work it was made to do. Not trying to start a debate, because who isn’t thankful for modern medicine and the fact that c sections can save babies and moms that wouldn’t have made it in the past? But I hope you can find a doctor who will support your goal of a vaginal birth.

  9. I loved this vlog. I sure wish the prenatal workouts were available when I was pregnant but I’m still enjoying everything you’re sharing. Love that you’re so open and accepting of all of the wonderful (and not so wonderful) changes pregnancy brings! Youre already such a wonderful mama. And my dog was my number one, my first born, pre baby. Now he kinda gets the short end of the stick! Once baby is asleep for bedtime, I always try and give him some special attention.

  10. I would personally love a private group of TIU women who are TTC. My husband and I have been trying for a while, both still in our 20’s, and have recently started testing to figure out what may be the issue. I’ve joined other groups on Facebook (Ava Ambassadors and Adrienne Wei’s How to Get Healthy and Get Pregnant, but one that is within the TIU community would be amazing.

  11. The TIU community is so wonderful and now all of the mama support is lovely! I am so excited you have provided safe workouts for during pregnancy. I had my daughter back in April (on my birthday, so cute!) and I was lost on what was safe and I ultimately just did a lot of walking. I am beyond excited to have this resource if we are blessed with #2.

    Embarassing Moment: I was teaching Elementary Art during my pregnancy and the first trimester was ROUGH! I consider myself lucky to not have been nauseous because how on earth do you deal with that when you don’t have time to use the bathroom? For me, I was SO TIRED I snuck a power nap in my closet during lunch. I had a pillow and blanket stashed on the shelf and would curl up on the concrete floor. That’s the only way I could make it through the day! (And survive my 1st and 2nd graders). Hang in there Mamas because the 2nd trimester is SO much better.

  12. Katrina you look fablous!! <3 i can feel your emotions through the vlog and you are just glowing from the inside out! im so happy for you and Brian and Baby Bella<3!

  13. Kat, you are such an inspiration! I am currently 35 weeks today. I have found it harder this third trimester to keep working out, but you motivate me to try. This is actually my second pregnancy, but first fitish one. :) Thanks for being so real and raw and sharing your journey with us! I love seeing all of your posts!

    Love connecting with all the other tiu mamas and mamas to be!
    My handle is nikki_tiu_

  14. Ok.. so you asked for embarrassing pregnancy moments, so I’ll share mine.
    1: I have been playing a game of Russian roulette when it comes to going pee. I have to pee SO OFTEN, but I don’t want to get up every 10 minutes. Especially because sometimes the urge is just because the baby is sitting in a funky position, so sometimes the urge goes away after a couple mins. Nope, one day I chanced it and sprinted to the bathroom, couldn’t get my maternity shorts off fast enough and pretty much peed myself. Ugh!!
    2: I have been getting bad pregnancy gas, but its been off and on. I passed gas while my family and I were doing house cleaning. I smell something bad and just assumed it was me. I was soooo ashamed and nearly ran upstairs to hide because it was so bad. Didn’t realize, but my mom had tossed out bad Brussels sprouts from the fridge at he same time. So the smell wasn’t me, but I just assumed that it was and was so ashamed!

  15. This is so wonderful Kat. I finally shared my fertility struggles on instagram and all the support I received from the community was so uplifting. My husband and I are hopeful and I think this year will be the year :) Now that we know the issue we’re tackiling (pcos) there’s still so much we can try.
    You and Karena have created the best community of women, I’m forever grateful. Katrina I can’t wait to see you and brian as Mom and Dad! Little Bella is so blessed :)

  16. I’m so happy for you! I watched the whole video even though I haven’t been pregnant in 10 years. I will note that you seem a little wistful about having not started sooner, but I had my first (of 2) when I was 31, and I think there is a lot to be gained from waiting. My husband and I were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary (and 14 years together) when I went into labor and I had made partner at my firm a few months earlier. I think it’s easy for new moms to get so obsessed with motherhood that they can get drawn in to doing only that if they haven’t built something that they really want to go back to doing. I’m not judging; for some women, that is where they find their bliss. But I just wanted to make the point that there are advantages to having your husband and your coworkers (and yourself) know you in this pre-mom state for a while. Because while pregnancy is something you can work through, having the baby makes life so different, so fast – amazingly so (most of the time), but you will have to roll with the tide in a whole new way – that I found it reassuring to have several years of pre-baby life to look back on, not wistfully, but very comfortable with the trade-offs I was making. Cheers to baby Isabella Margaret, you, and Brian!

    1. Aw thank you so much. I know~ I try not to wonder what if. We always felt like we’d be too selfish if we brought a baby into the world too early with our work schedules, especially on the weekends. I’m grateful for the journey we’ve had though :) And you’re right~ so much personal growth has happened in the past 8 years that I’m excited to carry that into motherhood! Thank you!!! xoxo

  17. I am so excited for you an Brian and for Baby Bella to grace us with her presence!! Question — Are you still highlighting your hair? I’m planning to ask my doctor about this, but am just curious how you were handling it!

    1. Hi love! CONGRATS!!! I did a tiny bit of balance once (painting of the hair not close to root). My hairdresser used safe highlighter (away from the root) and no dyes or glazes. She came to my house too so I wasn’t in the salon around all the smells- just a personal preference. :)

  18. Hire a doula! You won’t need an epidural. Based on everything you said, about how closely you listen to your body, tracking ovualtion, feeling implatation, you should believe in your bodys ablity to birth. Research the labor hormones and see how they work to birth your baby, and what happens when those hormones are interfered with. Without an epidural,which does cross the placenta, you and baby will be so much more alert, after delievery, and breastfeeding will be 100% easier. You can do this! Listen to your body, your heart, your intuitions!

  19. Hello! My baby is 15 months old now, and thanks to TIU I’m now on vacation having lost almost 50 pounds since my heaviest pregnant weight, and wearing a bikini! Thank you for all the great workouts and inspiration! I felt discouraged after delivery, because I had only lost 7 pounds (5 of which was the baby), and also looked about 6 months pregnant for some months afterward…but thanks to TIU healthy meals and safe workouts, I felt encouraged (especially seeing other TIU moms on IG too!) I wanted to suggest thinking about a post about diastasis recti exercises for post natal workouts – I was really lucky I got information from my hospital about the exercises to do to encourage the gap between my abs to close, and also the exercises that I should have avoided post delivery (especially planks). I let all my pregnant friends know, and hope this will help others!

  20. Hi Kat!! Wow, I have been soaking up all this lovely prenatal wisdom and following your vlogs! So amazing what the female body can do. I am happy to share that I have had the positive test, so here we come baby! Thank you for all your tips, and I am happy to report that I took your prenatal yoga from the pregnancy section of the TIU app yesterday. :) Can’t wait for more from you, and I just wanted to say thank you and share in the motherly excitement. YAY!

  21. Katrina you are such an inspiration to everyone around you and this community. My son is 6 months now but before him I had a miscarriage and this community really helped me through it. It was such a hard time but knowing I had such a strong support system got me through it. My birth plan didn’t go as planned in any way so being open to what happens is the best rather than being set on something. At 36 weeks and 1 day I developed symptoms of cholestasis of pregnancy which can be deadly to the baby if he/she is born after 37 weeks. At 36 and 4 days I went to an on call doctor and the next day my doctor called to tell me I was having my baby in 2 days. It was such a scary time not knowing what was going to happen. I had never heard of cholestasis but now tell everyone who is pregnant to watch for the symptoms which are only itchy palms and feet. Since I had to be induced labor was very long. Baby wasn’t ready to come out and finally after 41 hours I couldn’t take it anymore and asked for a c section completely crying. We all just want what is best for our babies and we can’t get caught up in how they come into this world. As long as we do everything we can to keep them safe, that’s all that matters.

  22. I’ve had two successful pregnancies in my late 20s and I now know just how blessed I was. Now that I’m in my late 30s I’ve had 2 miscarriages. I’ve been struggling with how to feel and trying to stay positive is so hard. Thank you Kat for sharing this vlog with us. It is so positive and so helpful and I think watching this has helped me get out of my funk and continue on this journey. My IG is mtanielufit if anyone wants to connect. BTW I had two c-sections ( I had pre-eclampsia) at the time I was so disappointed but looking back I now know my baby was healthy and that is all that matters. I’m thankful that there is an option out there if needed to help mom and baby. I’d love to connect in a FB group, Keep up posted if that is created. You look amazing, Kat!

  23. Hi Katrina! Reading your post makes me feel good, you are so inspiring and full of positive energy ❤ the video is so funny and genuine! you rock 💪 and you are going to be an amazing mum ❤
    I would love a FB group where we can talk about our fertility struggles, our problems and thoughts, and what we can do to prepare our bodies before conception. I’ve been trying for almost 2 years now but still nothing.. I try to be positive but I sometimes feel frustated, I think I’ll never be a mum.. It would be great to have somebody on the community to talk to.

  24. I’m not pregnant but watching your blog makes me feel better about when that time should come! I can’t wait for the pregnancy plan to come out!<3 Thank you for being such an inspiration and positive reminder for all women out there, pregnant or not!

  25. Thank you for your blogs. It’s so much fun to hear about how things are going, and it helps to hear when even you are having trouble breathing or taking more breaks, etc. I feel better about myself. Haha…I know you mentioned the infertility issues piece, and I do think that having some sort of group would be really nice. Although I’m now 23 weeks pregnant, this is my 3rd pregnancy. In fact, it hasn’t even been a year since my first miscarriage. This has been a ridiculously crazy hormonal roller coaster over the past 12 months – getting pregnant, miscarrying, getting pregnant again, miscarrying again, and then getting pregnant again. It also hasn’t been an easy pregnancy either. I was wondering if you could post some workouts that are easy to do sitting, whether on a chair, ball, floor, etc. My doc told me it’s normal, but it just happens for some women more that cramping is triggered by exercise. Unfortunately, I can’t go more than 10 minutes before I start cramping and am forced to sit down, sometimes for hours. But I still want to do something – even if the exhaustion never ceased going into the 2nd trimester. Anyway, thank you again for sharing your journey. I love hearing about it.

  26. Thank you for posting all of this…I’m pregnant now and I’m having such a hard time accepting the bodily changes happening. I have also had a hard time staying motivated to workout. Being in my second trimester I feel like I am ready to get motivated and active, and of course…why wouldn’t I do it with TIU!

    1. Congrats Megan!! So happy for you 🤗 Remember you are doing something remarkable and your body is strong and gorgeous! Love you mama!! xxo

  27. Hey Kat! I’m just finishing my 1st trimester! So I am looking ahead at 2nd trimester tips. The biggest problem I am having right now is acne! It was all over my chest and face. The chest has cleared up but my face. OH THE BREAKOUTS! OMG! It’s so crazy! And I don’t want to use anything because like you said our skin absorbes everything and so will the baby! But I think at my next appointment I will ask for some solution. The doctor will know best. But the appointment isn’t for awhile. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or things I could try? Thanks for all the information!
    For my 1st trimester I was so lucky! Sorry babes but I didn’t get sick once. I have had lots of energy. I’ve been running still and workout. I also sleep whenever I need too. I’m hoping my 2nd trimester goes good as well.
    When did you start working on your nursery? That’s something I want to start right away but we are not finding out what we are having. Any one have any ideas on nurserys?? I love your blog about Bellas nursery!
    Thank you everyone for your comments, and Kat for your videos and blogs! I love them and read them a few times because of this baby brain! I forget everything! It’s crazy.

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