I never knew what sympathetic weight was until now. My wife and I were comparing both our bellies recently, and while she is 26 weeks now, I think I measure about 28 weeks. How in the world did this happen, and do all soon to be dad's go through this. Of course this all comes from the diet. When she wants to eat a late night meal, I get to eat what she does not finish. She does not want to go to the gym anymore so I don't go either. I know she has an excuse for gaining weight, but I have none unfortunately.
So I decided to buy her one of those pregnancy and being fit workout videos. There are a ton of studies showing the benefit of exercise for pregnant women, like relieving back pain, improving constipation, improving the labor experience, and post pregnancy recovery. She has been doing those workouts. Trying to be the supportive husband that I am, I decided to join her. Can I just tell you how ashamed I am. The workout is about 20 minutes with an annoying teacher saying things like "show off those sexy legs" and "Use those abds and hug the baby". The rest of the ladies behind her doing the workout are pregnant at different stages. When we do the mambo and cha cha move, its game over for me at that point since I have 2 left feet. I think I lasted 10 minutes before I almost collapsed in exhaustion. What's up with that? These pregnant ladies including my wife being able to have more endurance than me. I think I will create a video for men of pregnant women. It will incorporate exercises that will help to get up and down from the couch, raise pizza to the mouth, remind the guy not to say yes when his wife asks if she is getting fat, and to remind him to tell his wife she is sexy while pregnant, and the video will also have some women yelling profanities at you to harden you up when the actual labor comes. Lots of videos for pregnant women, but not many for the man that I know of.
Like alot of people, I have determined to lose this weight before the baby comes. Any tips?