When I discovered I was pregnant with my son, I weighed 119 pounds and was a model in Portland Oregon. I had always had an extremely fast metabolism. I never had to work out, I could eat whatever I wanted, and I was so confident in myself. However, I had never actually lived a healthy lifestyle.
My pregnancy was anything but easy. I had morning sickness for six months straight, I had severe constipation, exhaustion, I had extremely low iron and hypoglycemia that would cause me to pass out if I remained standing for more than five minutes. But worst of all, I weighed 199 pounds the day I gave birth to my son. That’s a total of 80 pounds of pregnancy weight gain. I knew this had a lot to do with my unhealthy lifestyle choices before, and during my pregnancy. Let’s face it, being a woman is hard enough with the cravings that mother nature gives us during that special time of the month, but it’s nothing compared to being a pregnant woman.
Pregnant women are mostly ravenous throughout the whole day, and the cravings are out of control. In my case, I craved anything chocolate related. I would wake up in the middle of the night and eat a piece of cake every single night. I ate whatever I wanted and thought nothing of it because I was pregnant and getting fatter anyways. The average weight gain of a woman during her pregnancy is 20 pounds. I tripled that during my pregnancy. Towards the end of my pregnancy, all I wanted to do was give birth so I could start working on my body again.
When I had my son, I soon realized that sleeping and spending time with my baby came before my health and my body. Having a healthy lifestyle seemed to slip my mind at that point. When my son was about four months old, I started to work out to Richard Simmons exercise tapes in my living room and eating healthy. I lost a good 20 pounds doing this and then I just stopped and decided that I wanted to eat delicious ‘not so healthy’ food again. When my son was about nine months old, I got a treadmill for my birthday, and I started walking for 30 minutes every day on it and eating healthy again. I got all of my weight off but 30 pounds by the time my son was about 13 months old. Then I went back to my lazy lifestyle again, and I stayed at the same weight.
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Now my son is going to be two years old next month, and I have decided to buckle down and get the rest of this weight off. Every day for the last month I have worked out for 30 minutes every day and been eating an all clean diet. (Except for the occasional chocolate cravings). I am now only 19 pounds away from my goal, and I couldn’t be happier! This strict regimen has given me more energy, more confidence, and I’m feeling better and better about myself every day. Being a mom is hard work, but if you set your mind to it, you can find the time and the energy to make your body the way you want it to be. Living a healthy lifestyle is so important for your present and your future. There are careers that allow you to help others such as a health coach or a life coach.
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