Monday, February 20, 2012

Motivation Mondays {IM PREGNANT}

In case you missed it on Saturday, 
you can find the post ---> HERE <----

Whats going to happen to Motivation Mondays??
Watch the Vlog and ill tell you!


So yea i want to continue my motivation mondays, they just might be more "fit pregnancy" based. But dont worry, ill do normal fitness stuff too so it applied to everyone. But lets be honest, everyone and their DOG in pregnant right now haha.

WHY is it important to stay FIT during pregnancy??

During pregnancy, exercise can.. 
  • ease or prevent back pain and other discomforts. 
  • Boost your energy level (us pregos all know we need that!). 
  • PREVENT EXCESSIVE WEIGHT GAIN! You are SUPPOSED to gain 20-30 pounds during pregnancy, but anything more is usually excessive, unhealthy, and REALLY hard to get rid of once baby is born! 
  • Reduce tje rosl pf gestational diabetes, pregnancy-related high blood pressure and postpartum depression.
  • Increase stamina and muscle strength, which helps you prepare for labor


Now when i was pregnant with Braylee, i was SO scared of miscarriage (i had a miscarriage before her) that i completely stopped working out when i had been pretty active before i got pregnant with Braylee. Then at 12 weeks (yes, TWELVE WEEKS) I developed high blood pressure, got put on bed rest, the whole works. I was eventually taken off bed rest but the weight just PACKED on! I had to quit working, just walking would raise my blood pressure and that can cause seizures and death to my unborn child.

And as you guys know, almost 3 years AFTER Braylee was born, i was still struggling to loose all the baby weight and found out i had hypothyroidism.
SO MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS come from being over weight!

BUT ON THAT NOTE,
Maybe its just an issue with girls my age, but all too often i hear about girls that get pregnant and CRY over gaining ONE pound. They FREAK out. Ill hear them talk about how little they eat and my heart cringes. They'll boast and brag about how the didnt gain any weight or only like 10 pounds. (and these are tiny tiny girls that NEEDED to gain pregnancy weight). 

This is not a time to skimp on food or count calories. You're not quite eating for two people, but you do need extra nutrients for your growing fetus. The general recommendation is to eat about 300 extra calories a day. You'll need to gain 25 to 35 pounds during your pregnancy. This will allow you to nourish your fetus and store nutrients for breast-feeding. Expect to gain at least 3 to 4 pounds during the first trimester.
(INFO FOUND HERE)

So find your happy medium girls.
Strive to be HEALTHY, not "skinny" or "tiny" during pregnancy.

10 comments:

Alaythea said...

I gained 20 with my pregnancy but that was after I lost 25lbs in the first trimester. I was thrilled because when I got pregnant I weighed 140, after I gave birth I weighed 125! Birth control is what packed on the weight for me....it sucked. Glad I'm off that now. Good luck with your pregnancy. I'm pretty sure every blogger I follow is pregnant....I've honestly thought I about quitting the whole blog scene simply because I'm just not "relating" to most of you anymore!

Alaythea said...

I gained 20 with my pregnancy but that was after I lost 25lbs in the first trimester. I was thrilled because when I got pregnant I weighed 140, after I gave birth I weighed 125! Birth control is what packed on the weight for me....it sucked. Glad I'm off that now. Good luck with your pregnancy. I'm pretty sure every blogger I follow is pregnant....I've honestly thought I about quitting the whole blog scene simply because I'm just not "relating" to most of you anymore!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

YAY! Congrats on being pregnant! I am due in October too! How fun!! I am excited to be motivated to have a fit pregnancy!

Christa said...

Thats sad alaythea!
You still have a child, as do all us mommy bloggers, and we all still blog about stuff other than pregnancy too..

Alexis, thats so exciting!

Olga said...

CONGRATS SWEET LADY!!!!

Praying for a healthy baby!!

CourtneyJo of The Everything Soap Blog said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I just found your blog via Nicole from nmephotoblog.

Sarah said...

I really have to watch what i eat and exercise because i put on weight easy, I am 103 lbs but thats because i am super careful. when i was pregnant I got in the mind frame that i was just going to eat whatever i wanted bc i couldn't normally do that and now i had the excuse that i was pregnant, funny thing was i gained a whole 9 pounds my WHOLE pregnancy!! i think when you are pregnant weird stuff happens lol.

Brandi said...

Congrats!!!!! That is so exciting!
I'm currently about 32 weeks preggo and have gained almost 40 pounds and I'm loving all this extra weight. :) I agree with you on staying fit and giving your fetus what it needs. I also have thyroid issues so I can definitely to you. I had thyroid cancer about 7 years ago and my weight fluctuated so much it was crazy.

Good luck to you! Can't wait to read more postings.

<3

Anna said...

Hi there! I just came across your blog - it looks great, and congrats on your pregnancy!

I am new to the blogging world, and I feel like I can relate to you - I am currently trying to lose weight, and I thought a blog was a good idea for motivation.

I look forward to reading more of your posts!

sammy said...

I've been using OVULATION PREDICTOR for a long time and I still get butterflies when that little smiley shows his face. :) I got one from the internet by searching on Google HOME CHECK OVULATION TEST KIT it was great!

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