Pregnancy is hard on me. Always has been. I've never enjoyed it. And I thought that excersise would magically change that. Eh, not so much. But I still do it.
Because I CAN. Because I started fighting for my health 3 years ago, and I'm not gonna stop now.
You see the girl in that video?
Her first baby, being active wasnt her thing. She used pregnancy as an excuse (just like the other 100 reasons) to slack on her own health. She vacuumed the floor in her second trimester and it made her so physically ill she had to call in sick to work the next day.
Her second baby, she had to literally quit a part time job cleaning because it was too much physical work by the end of her first trimester. She was chasing a 2.5 year old and only had so much energy to go around.
At 19 weeks with her third baby, she is able to do this. She is chasing a 6 and 4 year old. She only has so much energy to go around so sometimes her fam pulls pants out of the dirty hamper and the counter is full of dishes because she chose self care that day.
I don't post something like this to make you feel bad.
I post this because to me, it's hope. Hope that my journey doesn't stop during pregnancy, that I don't "restart" after baby.... I just keep going.
I post, because its my mental health. It's how I cope with SAD and life. It's how I handle frustration or boost my energy.
I post this because maybe watching a prego momma fight for her health will help you fight for yours.
I post this because sometimes I need a reminder that when I'm doing what I can... that's enough. And I'm human, imperfect, and just a mom... I don't need to be the best... I just need to BE ME.
And sometimes I choose self care over laundry. Sometimes I skip a workout because I'm too exhausted. But I'm just a mom. I am JUST ME.
And that's pretty great.
Don't be concerned with anyone else momma. Just do you. Do what you can. Put blinders on, and make your own way. Fight for yourself, because no one is going to do that for you. Keep going, because health isn't a destination. We don't reach a point and stop. We just keep working. And you are worth every ounce of that hard work.
Because you are pretty great.