Monday, November 26, 2012
...I have NO idea what I'm doing. From all the websites I've read, plus my doctor's advice, I think I'm supposed to be aiming for 2200-ish calories a day during pregnancy. I'm entering my second trimester this week and haven't counted ONE calorie, nor have I done anything more vigorous than walking the dog. At least I do that daily.
I REALLY need to step up my game here...my goal this week is three sessions on the elliptical, and to track my food.
My doctor says my weight gain is on track, but I find that it's really messing with my self esteem. I know that's shallow and stupid...I'm having a baby...I should be gaining a certain amount of weight. But I'm really struggling to see it as a good thing.
This baby was a total surprise. I had always wanted to get my weight down in the healthy range before I even thought about having kids, but that's not what happened. I'm sure other women have struggled with this same issue, but I don't know any of them! I'd love some perspective on this...
In the meantime, it's time to apply all the things I know about fueling my body right and working it out...I feel like it's more important than ever.