If you are a long time reader of my blog then you may know that I gave up weighing myself a little over a year ago. Throughout college and up until last year I weighed myself every. single. day. That silly number either made me super grumpy or super happy but most of the time super grumpy.
When I found out that I was pregnant I made a promise to myself: my baby’s well-being came first and I would do whatever it takes for him/her to be born healthy and happy. I knew that I had been very obsessive with numbers in the past and that the weight gain could effect me so I decided to not weigh myself while pregnant.
Best decision ever. Each doctors appointment I go in and step on the scale backwards. They write down my weight and tell me how I am doing, so far the doctor says that I am right on track with my weight gain (I have no idea how much that is). Over the last year I also had to put on weight in order to get to a place that I could get pregnant and I still don’t know how much that was, I just knew judging by the mirror, how my clothes fit and my monthly cycle. I wanted to focus on really listening to my body for these 40 weeks, hence the never ending eating of cheese in all forms and running purely for enjoyment when I feel like it.
I also don’t want to stress after I have the baby that I need to lose X amount of lbs. and instead just eat healthily and exercise when I can.
I really love the approach I have taken because numbers freak me out for some reason but this way I don’t even have to think about numbers and I can just enjoy all of the changes.
Sorry no pictures about above topic, I thought it would be awkward to ask the nurse to take a picture of me standing on the scale backwards:) But instead a picture of me making weird faces for curly from when she was just little.
And a picture of what you will find Billy doing 99% of the time we are over at my parent’s house.
Question for women that ran throughout pregnancy:
Did your lower abdomen get sore (not painful) after running? I am guessing I am having to use muscles that have never been used before to run now but I just wanted to know if other people experienced this too?
Scale lover or scale hater?
Did you worry about weight while pregnant or did you just go with the flow?