Working on pregnancy health and fitness
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As of tomorrow, I will be 22 weeks into my pregnancy. I've been working at watching my food intake and trying to eat healthier. I've increased my dairy and reduced the snacks. My meals haven't changed all that much, but I am definitely eating a little bit less of them. At first, the morning sickness (all day) worked to keep me "off" my food, but that went away around week 13. Now my stomach is feeling the effects of being smaller and kind of squished up in there! It's like natural lap band! It has prompted me to eat more small meals instead of a few bigger ones (I tend to feel very uncomfortable if I overeat at one sitting). This seems to be working very well because my net weight gain over the first five months has only been FOUR pounds! I think I am probably losing the "unwanted" weight and balancing it out with baby's natural growth gains. That's fine with me!
I do have a new goal to get working harder on my fitness. I have a prenatal yoga DVD that I haven't even opened yet. I also haven't been walking as much as I should (although I do get in some every day, but probably only 5-10 minutes). I know that strengthening muscles will help me with labor and delivery, so it's definitely something that I want to take advantage of. My motivation is to be healthy for my new little son and to bounce back as best I can after he's born. Some things going well, some things to work on, as always! But I know I can do it...for him AND for me!