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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Slippery Slope


When people ask me how I'm feeling, I just smile and say, "Great!"  It's true, I do feel great.  I'm 4.5 months pregnant and sometimes I forget that anything is different!  Then I move just right and remember there is a baby in my belly.

I know I'm lucky.  I'm enjoying a healthy pregnancy and I know that not everyone gets to have this experience.  I credit my healthy and active lifestyle prior to becoming pregnant for that.

Running, yoga, water aerobics, and daily walks are my routine.  Fact of the matter is, they always were.

People seem to be astounded that I'm doing all that still.  Some even question whether or not I should be...claiming I need to slow down, take care of baby, get rest while I can.  I understand their concern, but this was my life before getting pregnant...why would I use pregnancy as an excuse to stop now?

If anything, it should be an excuse to start taking better care of myself.  Taking care of yourself is more than just eating less ice cream and more veggies.  It includes exercise.  Obviously, if you weren't active before getting pregnant, you need to be careful how active you become during pregnancy because it is not the time to start a new regimen, but certainly don't take it as an excuse to put your feet up, eat whatever you want, and DVR everything.

One excuse is a slippery slope.  Once you make one, it becomes easy to make one per day.
Turn your excuses into reasons.

7 comments:

  1. You are so right, one excuse turns into two and then next thing you know you haven't worked out in a month. Not that I'd know from experience or anything. lol. Love the message in this post!

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  2. preach, sister!! i wish i had been healthier prior to getting pregnant. pregnancy was my motivator to get healthier!!

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  3. I agree with what Molly said. I wished I had been healthier before pregnancy, instead of using pregnancy as a reason to get healthy. I was never over weight, but being thin is DEFINITELY NOT a sign of being healthy. I was that girl who ate whatever I wanted, and didn't exercise during pregnancy. I used the excuse of being diagnosed with PreE, 20 weeks in, as a means to "take it easy." However, because I was so miserable at the end, I lived and I definitely learned I need to be taking good measures to make sure I'm healthy and active with baby number 2! Good job on staying active girlie!

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  4. you are so right!!! that's amazing you're exercising while pregnant :)

    xo,
    Angela

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  5. Congrats! This is so inspirational. I hope I can maintain a healthy pregnancy once that day comes.

    Steph

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  6. Love this and you're so right! Keep doing what you're doing, you know your body best!

    Also, I'm really want to get into yoga, do you have any ideas on where a beginner should start?!? Thanks in advance!

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