Pregnancy Update - Final Countdown
Friday, June 29, 2012
I've barely been on Sparkpeople at all over the past ?? months. It's hard to watch my body put on weight after working so hard to lose it, but it's for a good cause. In another months (give or take) I'll have a fat little baby boy and I'll get to reclaim my body. For the most part. I'm planning to be a milk machine, so in that sense my body won't be entirely my own, but at least I'll be able to get back to exercising and pushing myself to my limits.
Exercise lately has been walking to and from my car, which I've undoubtably parked as close as possible to my destination, and swimming. I've had a lot of hip pain so walking for exercise is ruled out. Skating is obviously ruled out. Running is but a long forgotten memory. So I just swim a couple of times a week.
I saw a picture of me from the backside today and ugh...
I will not update my tracker until this baby comes out so I know what I'm really working with. The good news is that I do know how to lose and I'm motivated to start moving again. I'm going to have to re-learn how to eat, and how to make sure I'm eating enough to breastfeed as well. I'm told that breastfeeding helps with weight-loss (500-750 calories a day!), but I also know that plenty of women struggle with baby weight after their babies are born so I don't have any illusion that this weight will fall off.
On the positive: My pregnancy has been super smooth from a health perspective. Nothing unusual, no big scares, measuring right on track...I'm really grateful for that and have learned to trust my body to do things that I didn't even know I could do. Who knew I could build a skeleton, a brain, 10 perfect little toes? I mean I know that's what women's bodies do, I'm just still surprised that my body knows how!
I'm due August 1st and have no clue whether to expect his arrival early or late. I expect to be back on Sparkpeople a few weeks later (depending on how things go) and will be ready to start tracking at least my fitness minutes to get things going again.