I'm being reminded daily why I never want to be obese again! As my clothes continue to get tighter, my body changing in shape, and of course not having energy quite like I did before.
If you're thinking...
If she doesn't want to go back... then why is she?
Well, if you didn't know, I'm almost 20 weeks pregnant. The weight I'm gaining isn't from slacking with my exercise or resorting to old eating habits, it's all apart of the changes my body is going through while nurturing a growing baby.
Regardless, I'm having flashbacks everyday of where I was before I lost 77 lbs, how I felt... it's horrible!
Just to name a few:
Shortness of breath
Clothes getting tighter
Lower intensity level for workouts
And physical pain.
My hip has started giving me trouble because of my body not only putting on weight for the first time in almost 3 years, but also from my body shifting it's shape around. I had forgotten how hard it is to do anything when you ache! My hip will shoot pain down my leg when I get in certain positions that cause me to completely freeze, and other times it's a lot of discomfort, even just walking.
Do I give up and lay on the couch for the rest of this pregnancy? Goodness no! I went to the chiropractor which only helped me for about 12 hours, so now it's up to me for the most part. I am and will continue to do lots of stretching and different positions to relieve the pain, and will continue to be as active as I can be, even if it means bringing my intensity level down even more. Doesn't matter how low my intensity level is, the point is... I'm being active! I'm doing it!
The shortness of breath is almost as annoying as my hip, it's constant, and the littlest things get me huffing and puffing! Reminds me of +77 pounds climbing the stairs, or trying to play with my kids, or even just get off the couch to go to the kitchen and back again.
While I hate feeling this way...
1.) I'm glad it's for a temporary reason, and a good one
2.) I'm thankful for the reminder of why I fought to get where I am
3.) I'm thankful for the fuel this gives me to do this pregnancy the right way
4.) I'm thankful for the reminders that will cause me to get right back where I was after delivery.
I wish people who are overweight and hurting KNEW it didn't have to be that way, or certainly not as physically painful(e.g. if you suffer from an injury or arthritis).
I've been pain free (besides a few injuries, I'm referring to overweight related) for over 2 years!
I've said it many times before, but you have to CHOOSE your pain.
The negative pain of physically aching from being overweight, and all the other countless pains that come with it
The positive pain of working out, making better choices, and all the other hard work that comes with CHANGING your LIFE
So which do you choose?
I'm so thankful this is only temporary! Guess what?!? You might not be pregnant... but yours CAN be temporary too!
Everything you THINK and FEEL right now... could just be a memory!
Do you love yourself enough to change it all? To make that lifestyle change? To make it only a memory?
I can't fight your journeys for you, but you better believe I'm cheering you on and here to support you! Do it for you... you have nothing to lose by trying... and if you stick with it, you have everything to gain!
Rock it out
fight for the future
fight to make it only a memory
go get it
A previous pregnancy, night before delivery
Currently... 19 weeks