Monday, October 05, 2009
I just found out this week that I'm pregnant. Now that I've had a few days to process the fact, I'm excited. I love my little girls & can't imagine life without them (honestly, what did I DO before?!), and though it's not the most ideal timing (in my opinion), a new addition to our family will be exciting. Babies are always blessings.
So, my plans to lose weight are halted. I've changed my tracker to include all of the major nutrients that I'll need to get as a prego, and I've changed my calorie range. I plan to continue tracking, which is so very helpful to me.
I've been given a green light on continued exercise, and will continue as I've been doing (though perhaps less intense at times, since a few of my recent workouts were all-out sweat-fests). Anyhow, I'm glad to find that the research has changed pregnancy exercise from "you can go for walks & exercise a little but don't get sweaty" on my first pregnancy to "keep doing what you were doing, as long as you can still talk without gasping."
I have already found that it's MENTALLY hard to exercise. Sure, I'm tired, but I was tired before! But suddenly knowing that I have a really legimate reason to be tired makes me feel like I should get to take it easy. SO, I've revised my reward system. I can't earn rewards for losing weight right now anyhow, so I'm rewarding myself for exercise. Here it is:
10 hours of exercise (at least 2 hours from strength training) = one sticker
Stickers buy me rewards--
Modest Undershirts from Apricot Apparel = 1 sticker per shirt
Eyebrow & Lash tint = 2 stickers
7 Salon Haircut = 3 stickers
CZ tennis bracelet = 1 sticker
A thrifted maternity outfit = 1 sticker
I've already begun finding new motivational pictures: exercising, fit pregnant women : )