You might remember my promise to myself to step on the scale backwards while pregnant. I didn’t want to worry myself with pregnancy weight gain…I wanted to rest peacefully knowing I am eating healthy foods and exercising daily…I wanted to finally come to terms that the number on the scale is JUST THAT…A NUMBER ON THE SCALE!
Well my plan was going great on not focusing on pregnancy weight gain until last week when the blasted nurse read the number out loud and wrote it out right on my chart in front of me. Not only did I hear the number but I read the number.
When it happened it didn’t hit me at first, the scale was the only thing between me and the bathroom. When 36+ weeks pregnant (especially with twins) you don’t care about anything really other than your next bathroom stop. But then I went into the exam room and told Daniel…she told me my weight. I was a bit annoyed with the nurse. What gal steps on backwards intentionally and you still read her weight aloud? But it happened and I had to deal with it.
I am not going to share any numbers here with you today but I want to share something amazingly AWESOME that happened that day.
I didn’t care about the number on the scale!
I saw the number, I heard the number, I thought about the number, and I didn’t care about the number on the scale!
I saw two happy, healthy babies on the ultra sound.
I saw a mamma to be walking 3+ miles every day.
I saw a mamma to be eating 5-6 small, healthy meals every day with only an occasional splurge.
I saw me lifting weights (light don’t worry!) 5 times a week.
I saw how HEALTHY I was in that number.
You know what was even better? My weight gain was right in the recommended range without me doing anything other than eating right and exercising when I can. Throughout this pregnancy I’m learning to trust my body and truly listen to it. If I can’t get in my morning walk and lay on the couch instead..I know that is what my body needs. If I have to have another banana with peanut butter that day – I eat it, because I know that is what my body needs. Now this is all in moderation BUT the key is – if you trust your body and treat it healthfully IT WILL RETURN THE FAVOR!!
Creating Better Tomorrow Tip – No matter pregnant or not forget the number on the scale! Respect your body and treat it with healthy habits daily. Trust your body to give you back just what you put into it!