I truly admire the beautiful, pregnant women I see on Pinterest who wear fashion forward maternity clothes and look EXACTLY the same as they did pre-baby, only with a little added bump.
Ok.. maybe admire isn’t the right word..
I am NOT one of those women. With my first baby, and so far in this pregnancy, I have gained weight EVERYWHERE, not just my belly. I see it in my reflection.. I see it in clips of myself during my stories.
Granted, I’ve also welcomed cheese pizza, Dairy Queen and this mocha-chip-a-chocolate thing on my desk back into my life with open arms.
But it’s never too late to be healthier, right? And I’m truly lucky to have some great inspiration and help to do just that!
For expectant mothers–or anyone for that matter!!–I have a GREAT blog for you to check out: TerminatorMom! The author, Megan, is a local mother of three who embraced changing her diet and exercise after the birth of her second child. SHE. LOOKS. INCREDIBLE. But what is so inspiring to me is her attitude and what these changes have meant for her energy level and the way she approaches life. She makes me feel like I can do anything if I just put my mind to it!
Megan wrote an awesome blog awhile back detailing some great smoothie recipes you can try at home. It’s a great motivator for me to eat more fruits and yogurt because I feel like I’m cheating getting a smoothie, even though I’m eating something really nutritious! Check it out! (And all of Megan’s other great advice on exercise, recipes, and health)
Megan has told me before, and I forward this on to ANYONE hoping to live a healthier life, DON’T FOCUS ON THE NUMBER–focus on how you feel. I want to know I am eating as healthy as possible for my little boy, and setting myself up to feel good all-around after my second little man is born. But for now, ONE SMOOTHIE, PLEASE!
(As soon as I finish off the boxes of Girl Scout cookies I plan to order from Andy Kendeigh’s daughter…
“All you need is love.” See? Nothing about pants. –@HonestToddler