When it comes to getting pregnant, every woman struggles with the idea of gaining weight. If they tell you otherwise, they are lying! For me it was a weekly struggle, my wardrobe was quickly shrinking and my body was rapidly expanding. I would just keep telling myself “You are growing a human!” every time I would tear up as I moved another favorite to the back of the closet. I saw myself gaining weight in places I never had before.
Then the day comes when your baby becomes “real”. You feel a kick and everything starts to fall into perspective. Who cares if 34 pairs of pants don’t fit me and if I have been wearing the same maxi dress all week?! I didn’t, because you have to remember that you are creating a miracle. One of the biggest lessons I learned was just to embrace the weight and try to look the best I could each and every day.
However, when that baby arrives, it’s time to get serious about getting back into those 34 pairs of pants! I wasn’t able to breastfeed, so that weight “melting” off wasn’t something I got to experience. I’m getting ready to start my weight loss journey with Alex from A Mind and Body Total Fitness, and I’m ready! It’s time for this mama to get back in shape!
Breakfast: 45g oats with 300ml skimmed milk and 1tsp honey; 200ml apple juice
Snack: 120g low-fat cottage cheese with blueberries and honey
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad sandwich (1 breast) on whole wheat bread
chickens salad sandwich halves
Snack: Smoothie – blend 25g whey protein, 80g raspberries, 80g blueberries, 50g blackberries, and water.
Dinner: 120g grilled salmon with broccoli and 70g brown rice