Since I started my mission of getting healthier I have lost weight and I have been feeling better about myself. The negative self-talk still creeps in and it is something that I will continue to fight against. However, my situation has changed since I first set out to tackle my demons. I'm pregnant now and being healthy takes on a whole new meaning when you are no longer the only person to take into consideration.
Losing weight is no longer my top priority. My new top priority is to be as healthy as possible by eating balanced meals, increasing my protein and enjoying plenty of vitamin rich foods. I have also employed my trusty nalgene bottle to help track how much water I am drinking. I go on 30-40 minute walks at least 4-5 days a week and I will soon be resuming prenatal yoga.
I'm not going to lie, losing weight as a result of my efforts has been great and the idea that I am about to pack on 30 pounds once again that took me over a year to get off is a bit daunting. However, the ultimate reason that I have decided to abandon my "plan" is because... I love being pregnant! I know that is fortunate for me because not every woman does. I feel bad for those that don't love it, not because I think they should, but because I think society makes them feel like they should. Almost like if they don't revel in being pregnant that must mean they aren't connected to their baby some way. It just isn't fair! I've known moms that love and adore their children but didn't necessarily loooove being pregnant. There is nothing wrong with that!
|My belly w/ Baby Boy|
I'm not sure why my confidence and pride shifts this way... I'm not sure why I've wasted so many years of my life consumed with all of this negative self-talk and such meager self-worth. I'm still determined to beat it and although my "Self-loathing, No More" project is on hiatus I feel that it is a journey I will continue on. Until then I will relish in my pregnancy and I will enjoy rockin' my bouncy baby bod!
Do/did you enjoy being pregnant? Do you have any secrets to squashing negative self-talk? Please do share! ;)