Thursday, November 27, 2014
I Am Thankful for My Fit Pregnancy
When I became pregnant, the last thing that I thought about was my body and the changes that it would go through. I wasn't worried about stretch marks (I hardly even used cream most of the time) and I was not worried about gaining weight. But, I did make it a point to keep up my healthy routine from the moment we found out that I was pregnant.
I went to the gym 5 days a week. I ate clean mostly (except for the occasional chips & queso dip from Tijuana Flats). I actually ran 3 miles the day that I went into labor, on my due date. I understand that not all women are capable of doing these types of things during their pregnancies because some of us tend to have a very difficult time. But if you can, then go for it!
I really made it a point to take care of myself. Not just for me, but for my unborn baby. It is so different when there's another life to think about. I wanted nothing but to feed myself the best nutrients possible since studies show that what you eat during your pregnancy will ultimately affect what your baby desires to eat someday. Cool, huh?
I made it a goal to bounce back, but I went at my own pace. I am so happy with myself and the female body. Our bodies are capable of bearing so much pain and force to create, sustain, and birth a human life. That is so freaking awesome! Your body is a brilliant machine.
Treat your body the way that it deserves to be treated. After all, it's the only place you have to live.