Short answer… I don’t know. I’m going with the flow here people. :) I’m 10 weeks, in full blown morning sickness mode or should I say "evening sickness" and the only thing I’m finding comfort in is Haagen Dazs raspberry sorbet. Thankfully I found single servings at my local grocery and NO it’s not the full pint like I thought it was the first time I was pregnant. Surprising the small cup is the perfect amount.
And I think THAT is the number one thing that happens to a pregnant Weight Loss Blogger. They don’t, or at least I don’t, ignore a craving or a soothing bowl of sorbet to help settle an upset tummy. They indulge without guilt and know that it is single decision not the tipping point into an all out evening binge.
The second thing I think happens is a renewed sense of eating healthy, not necessarily light. I’m going to gain weight. It’s inevitable and NOT the end of the world. I need to focus on good food and eating to nourish my body and my baby. One may argue that this is what we need to focus on all the time, pregnant or not but we know thats not always the case.
The third is about exercise. As someone who started with a simple act of "staying active" and slowly transformed into a gym rat and marathon runner (oh yea… that’s me! I ran a freakin’ marathon!) I need to get back in touch with those staying active roots and rediscover fun ways to keep moving that may not necessarily be "working out" in a traditional sense. I already don’t have the stamina or desire to run and train the way I was. I’m going to do my best to keep moving but I’m not going to pressure myself to get faster, run longer, or lift more, which, honestly, is very motivating for me now that I am more of an athletic person but it’s just not possible while pregnant.
Yet again I’m going through a change. I think the biggest thing I have learned since starting this blog is that I, we, are all in a constant state change. It may not seem like it but from how I work out to what I eat, all of it, has shifted and morphed over the years. None of the changes happened overnight. It’s definitely a slow processes that occurs with the small decisions we make daily. The changes can be in any direction we choose (weight loss, weight gain, learning to run, losing an exercise habit) but it happens over time. Sometimes we notice it happening and other times we wake up one day wondering how we ended up "like this*"
*Note: "This" could be anything… Thinner, Fatter, a runner, a MOM, old, whatever!
I’ll tell you one thing. This weight loss blogger, pregnant or not, chooses to live consciously so I know what direction I’ll be headed in. :)
Speaking of, here’s my food journal today. Tomorrow morning I’m planning a short run but I think I’m going to skip the weight training I normally do. I’m still not 100% and I don’t want to push it. That, I guess you can say, is a conscious decision. ;)
|~*~*~ monday ~*~*~|
|strawberry papaya smoothie|
|Granola bar on the way to a meeting|
|bowl of my new veggie soup|
|i was serious when i said it (http://bit.ly/dttlhw) went to subway and got my fav veggie delight! :)|
|dinner was an apple chutney turkey burger with grilled summer squash, sweet potato fries and some baked beans.|
|some fresh cantaloupe with the family|
|my new favorite night time snack… raspberry sorbet :)|