This last year Justin and I were really good at the whole New Years resolution thing and going to the gym. We stuck with it up until about April/May when we started working on our new home (it was a foreclosure and we had some little thing to fix/clean/paint pretty much everyday for over a month before we moved in). We were over there probably 3/5 weeknights and every weekend, so going to the gym was not very high on our priority list at that time. Even still, sticking to the resolution for 4-5 months was quite the accomplishment and honestly much better than I thought we would have done. Lol.
So, with all that said, I need to get back to the gym. For me, and for our tiny baby. And now's the time to start again. I know we can do it, because we did do it for several months this last year. And now we have the even better motivation of a little person who is going to depend on us for many many years to come. Being healthy should start to mean something even more to us now.
I just kind of want to vent a little bit so feel free to skip this section if you don't want to hear it.
I have never struggled with my weight. Only in the past year or so have I even really started to gain weight or look any different than my high school self.
At the beginning of the year I was 115 lbs (where I had been since I graduated high school in 2010), I weighed 117 the day I moved in with Justin (May) and 121 the day we got married (June). The day I found out I was pregnant (Oct) I was 127. So what the heck happened this year? Did my metabolism just decide to give out on me all of a sudden? Has it been stressful? Am I eating more? Am I eating less healthy? Am I moving around/ working out less? I think all of those answers are yes.
I work at a job where I sit in the office at a computer screen for 9+ hours a day, where before I was climbing uphill on my college campus, not to mention up and down four flights of stairs in one particular building, several times a day. If I keep this up, who knows how big I'll be before baby arrives! This is motivation for me to get my ass back to the gym, even if it's just to walk for half an hour on the treadmill a few days a week. This needs to happen: both for me and my self-confidence and for the health of our tiny baby.
In the end, it's my decision to make. I want to be fit. I want to be healthy. I want to be able to feel confident in my own body once baby comes too, and staying active during this pregnancy is my best shot at that! I hope and pray that I will have the motivation to stick to this.
And so, with all that's taken place this last year, I can't even begin to imagine what is going to come in the next year. First of all, we're going to be parents! That's the biggest, craziest thing to look forward to and I can't wait. :)
Thanks so much for reading!