pregnancy and complacency

Monday, March 18, 2013

All last week I did not want to work out, cook, read, play with my kids or even talk to my husband. All I wanted to do was lay curl up in fetal position and lay in a corner. I felt overwhelmed. Clients calling and emailing all day and night, kids want to talk and play from sun up to sun down and my husband constantly adding more clothes to the dirty clothes hamper as if he doesn't see that it filling up. Oh my.....

Gradually throughout the week I felt more and more pressure then on Thursday I picked up my cell phone and turned on Pandora radio. I listened to some good music switching from r&b, jazz, bossa nova and then my capoeira música. I dont know what it is about the sound of the berimbau but with each stroke of the string I started to feel relief. Then I began to ginga and play capoeira. I guess I just needed to relax and have fun.

It is easy to use pregnancy as a way to not do anything but unless you are placed on bedrest, being active is very important for your mental health, emotional health, spiritual, physical and to keep and/or build positive relationships with your loved ones. It is also important to know your limits. When you are feeling a certain kind of way communicate this with your family. Let them know that you need them to do their part in running the household. If you need a break, make sure you say it and take your time to relax.

Pregnancy is a blessing. Being able to bring a new life into your world is a gift in itself. Enjoy your nine months, eat a balanced diet, partake in some kind of physical activity and love yourself as you watch your body go through changes.

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    Hey Xenathomas !!! Thank you for reading, responding and understanding. Are you pregnant right now as well??? If so congratulations :).

    For me I know I struggle with being consistent and since I still have clients to train, theydont want to have a trainer who can not spot them or demonstrate the exercises I want them to do. On top of that I am trying to keep my cravings in check. I am so loving tomatoes, raspberry vinaigrette and kit Kat lol!!!!
    1856 days ago
    I can totally relate. Pre- pregnancy I was exercising at least 5 days a week. Once the morning sickness stepped in I was paralyzed it's like I didn't know what to do. Working out was almost painful and so I stopped for a week, then there was the junk food craving and I indulged because honestly I did not know how to deal with feeling so sick all the time. I stopped moving and start eating junk and I realize I was becoming depressed. I also realized that I wanted to have my pre- pregnancy fitness routine while being pregnant and that wasn't going to work either. So I went back to the basics and least 10 mins of exercise daily, 8 oz of water at least 2 fruits and meditate at least 5 minutes. I started this morning, I wish I could say it was easy. It isn't but I am pushing through. Our lives will not be the same while pregnant but you're right that doesn't mean we have to be a blob.
    1859 days ago
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