Following on from her diary entry at ten weeks, Derryn is now following up with her experiences and food-favourites at fourteen weeks.
Derryn describes her experiences with CrossFit and provides a workout to take home with you this month.
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Derryn Brown-Pereira, winner of Shape Magazine’s PT of the Year Award, is providing a real-time full term pregnancy journey, even following up with a post birth ‘body recovery.’
Week by week Derryn will be documenting her eating, training and how she herself is changing throughout her pregnancy.
You can read a full Q&A with Derryn on this project here.
Far from being fatigued by the pregnancy I found that in Feb/March my overall energy improved as I did more training.
It has not been an entirely easy right though as I’ve suffered with many headaches but tried to stay active and that has really made a difference.
I did catch the flu towards the end of the month which was not much fun, but I managed to combat it with all my homeopathic medicines which were great, so there was no need for antibiotic intervention.
On the physical changes my stomach has really popped out this month, a lot bigger than my first pregnancy!
Progression photos – 14 weeks
My meals were bigger portions this month as my nausea has subsided and my appetite is back.
Daily Green Smoothie
– 2 pears
– 1 apple
– 1 bunch of kale
– 1 cucumber
– 1 small bunch of broccoli
– 1 kiwi fruit
– Ginger (additional)
– Cold water
I usually just blend them all together raw without juicing them so that you still get all the fiber.
One more favourite recipes I love to make are homemade pies.
Make sure you select a good pastry (preferably a gluten free) roll the pastry out. Make any filling you like, here I made strips of fillet steak with mushrooms onions, small cubes of potatoes, baby peas and carrots.
Soo easy to make and junk free. This is best served with a big side salad and chopped up raw veggies, cucumbers, tomatoes etc
These are my healthy brownies.
– 2 cups of almonds
– 1 cup of Madjool dates
– 1 tablespoon of raw unsweetened cacao powder
– 2 tablespoons of fresh roasted coconut shavings
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
– 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds
– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
– 2 tablespoons of Cacao butter
Blend all together in the vitamix machine. Flatten out into a dish, cut and then place them in the fridge.
It’s a high calorie snack but it’s healthy and keeps the sweet tooth away during pregnancy.
Organic peanut butter (no added sugar or junk) with banana, covered in dark chocolate with hazelnuts (this is my treat)
I completed the first workout for the CrossFit open. Was a tough one but managed to finish and I was happy to have achieved what I did.
And this just goes to show the thing I love about this pregnancy is the fact that I can continue training like I was before being pregnant, the difference is that I ensure I rest more now between the sets.
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