When it comes to fitness & healthy eating habits I know all the right things. I understand how to eat, when to eat, what to eat, how to exercise and even what to do...you name it, I can probably explain most of it and even show you how to do it.
I also know what happens when women get pregnant, they are suppose to gain some weight. You are growing a human inside of your belly after all! However, if you're anything like me, gaining weight is not only usually not an option, it is also something that terrifies me.
Braving the weight gain, even though it may be small, has been very hard for me during this time of change (while writing this I just reached by official 12 weeks marker!) I understand that my body will shift, change and probably become something I don't really understand. The only thing that keeps me from going insane or weighing myself a million times a day is the fact that I know the following:
1. It's healthy. I must continue to keep my eyes on the prize, a healthy & happy baby.
2. Never stop moving. Even when I feel bad about my jeans not fitting already, or the fact that it looks like I've always eaten a really big dinner, it's okay as long as I continue to keep moving. Keep exercising, keep strength training, keep giving my body the respect it deserves.
3. "You are beautiful." Always believe your hubby when he says your the most beautiful girl he's ever seen. Remember, you are fierce, you are strong and what the scale says is only one small piece of who you are, it does not define you, it does not make you into something you're not. It simply is just a number.
So ladies, when you wake up and your body feels heavy or when you go to put on that shirt that doesn't fit like it used to--take a moment, feel bad about the poor shirt & then celebrate the fact that your body is doing what it was made to do...you're creating another life and to me that should ALWAYS be celebrated.