Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fit And Healthy Pregnancy Is Possible

Today I reminded all my ladies in my exclusive group that since it is the first of the month to take their monthly "before" picture, measurements and weigh themselves to see the progress they have made. Whether it is positive or negative. Because either way you are going to learn what is working and what isn't. Well, I posted my monthly changes too. Even though I am pregnant I was curious how much my body has changed in just one month and I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that I look SMALLER now than at 33 weeks pregnant. I have gained 3.8 pounds this month but my belly looks more compact and smaller! BLEW MY MIND! So I wanted to see what happened with Collin's and Mason's pregnancy too.

With Elyse, I am exercising 4-5 days a week. I'm not perfect but hey I am doing pretty well. I am working really hard to eat as clean as possible (cutting out fast foods, processed foods and just crap!) and I think this is making all the difference in the world!

With Collin's pregnancy, I had stopped running now since 30 weeks. The half marathon training was done and I was done exercising. I did yoga once a week and walked on the treadmill before class and that was it. My belly is obviously bigger from 33 weeks to 37 weeks. But that is understandable. I gained about 15 pounds in the last 10 weeks of pregnancy!!!

With Mason, I had already gained a ton and was freaking out about gaining too much and I had really worked hard on cutting the sweets, but about this time, I was eating a super thick chocolate shake about 3-4 times a week. The only thing to keep me cool in the middle of a hot summer. I wasn't really exercising at all. I stopped once I found out I was pregnant and was too scared to exercise, I think I might have been walking at the gym on the treadmill but nothing like what I am doing now. But in his, my belly looks a little smaller in the 37 week picture. Interesting!

GOALS FOR A HEALTHY AND FIT PLUS SIZE PREGNANCY: 

EXERCISE- 5 days a week! As often as you can!

EAT WHOLE FOODS- ditch the boxed foods and make homemade meals. Prep your foods 1 day a week to make it easier!

LOVE YOUR BODY AND THE CHANGES IT IS GOING THROUGH- don't be down because you are getting bigger. Thank your body for making such a healthy baby and that your body is able to make a baby!

Overall, if you wanting to have a healthy and fit pregnancy and are eating right, exercising as much as you can, that is the main goal. Every pregnancy is different. A lot of women don't want to track their weight gain because they are pregnant. AND THAT IS OK! But for someone like me, who starts out at a heavier weight and is more prone to being high risk pregnancy and have complications because of my weight, I have HAD to work for it so hard. Be proud of what you are accomplishing no matter what. And never give up on you. Do what feels right for you and for your body and in the end, we all get to enjoy a beautiful little bundle of joy!

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