One thing I have learned is that it is far easier to lose the baby weight if you start your pregnancy in shape at a healthy weight and on a downward loss trend.
Don't get me wrong, I know I am not "fat" and I'm not looking for "Girlfriend, you're beautiful" type sentiments. I weigh just 10 pounds more than my lowest post collegiate weight... I weigh right what I did on my wedding day... I am 10 pounds lighter than when I got pregnant with Adelia, and about the same weight as when I got pregnant with Emrys. Still, I'd like to see another 15-35 pounds gone. Wouldn't want to drop more than that given my past.
I have been motivated by Chris's recent exercise routine and success. So, given my motivation and the fact that I KNOW losing this weight will be easier if I get a few more pounds off now... I am officially starting to join him on his workout routine. Ugh. It also means no more french fries until I am knocked up. So come on, Growing Generations... knock me up!
I also want to talk about a pregnancy tradition I have. I have donated 4 pony tails of hair in my life, 24 inches to Locks of Love, and 16 inches to Panteene's Beautiful Lengths.
|My most recent 8 inches|
I started growing my hair out already in preparation for my next donation. I haven't had a cut in nearly 6 months (and amazingly I have no split ends). I am tempted to start prenatals now to get things going even more quickly since my hair is currently in that 'not short, not long' phase that I hate. The goal this time around is another 12 inch donation. Because at 52' total, I will have donated my height in hair. I will have also donated the equivilant of enough hair to create an entire wig. That's notable.
So... dieting and growing hair. Two things that aren't usually associated with baby making... but have become such a part of my baby making procedure.