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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Plus Size Pregnancy Progression

Plus size and pregnant. To be honest I was hoping I would be less on the scale than I was when I found out I was pregnant. I had just lost 20 pounds using 21 Day Fix and BAM! We were expecting. Since I am plus size I was prone to develop gestational diabetes,  pre-eclampsia, pre-term labor,  and have extra aches and pains since my body is already carrying extra weight. But I worked hard everyday of my pregnancy to make sure that I didn't gain too much weight and that I still exercised. And hoped that the hard work would pay off by not having to lose as much in the end. I ended up gaining a total of 26 pounds. You can get a glimpse into my plus size pregnancy progression and postpartum progression below. I am kicking myself for not getting the courage to take these photos earlier in my pregnancy. But these are when I was really starting to show with my pregnancy.
Goals during my pregnancy- 4th Trimester:
Exercise 5 days a week
Not give into cravings too much
Eat better over all
Learn to love my body
Allow myself 1 month to not restrict eating after baby
Start back with clean eating and normal healthy lifestyle of eating at 4 weeks pp
Light exercise 6 weeks pp, after ok from doc
8 week pp, hit exercise hard and keep building from there
17 weeks pp increase intensity to build more muscle in body and help shed excess fat

2017 goal: 
24% body fat
defined, lean muscle
Love myself no matter what
Get personal training certification
Professional Fitness photos
Help as many women who want and need the support to reach their goals and dreams too!

Long story short. Take care of your body while pregnant. It is easy to indulge in every sweet thing you have been denying yourself and not feel any guilt about it because you are growing a baby. But really, you want to be eating better while pregnant because you are growing a baby. Exercise 5 days a week to keep your body healthy. And when you are cleared from your doctor. Be smart. Eat enough calories to sustain your supply if breastfeeding and exercise 5-6 days a week, but don't push yourself too fast too soon. Go back into exercising slowly and slowly increase intensity and endurance over time. It took 9 months for your body to change and it can take awhile to get your body back to how you want it.

If you are wanting to get the help to reach your goals. Support, motivation, accountability, friendship, guidance from someone who has been there. Started at 0 and join you in your journey please, EMAIL ME NOW! Let's chat and talk about your goals. Talk about what we can do together to SUCCEED! 
12/14/15- Weight: 236.5
Weight: 252.4
Weight: 262.3
Weight: 264.3
Weight: 245.5
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