I’ve recently started prenatal yoga at Unfold Yoga in Brea. There’s about 12 pregnant women, all at different stages of pregnancy, swaying and stretching to ambient music, keeping bellies & bumps within the boundaries of personal space. The slow & steady movements have been relaxing and quite rejuvenating. Being around other pregnant mamas has been a beautiful, communal comfort. There’s so much estrogen in the air…it’s like magic 🙂
On off days, I’ll get on the treadmill, trying to hit 2 miles each session. I’m definitely breathing harder, getting accustomed to my new weight, my 36-year-old heart laboriously pumping extra blood through my tiny veins.
I definitely feel my body losing it’s firmness. My muscles are softening , my curves are ripening, my jello is jiggling.
But I’ve made a promise…to myself, and for my marriage:
I WILL NOT LET MYSELF GO.
I am determined to keep fitness on the forefront until the day I deliver, and even vigorously after that.
I firmly believe in SOUND BODY, SOUND MIND
It’s not vanity. It’s sanity. It’s the idea that when we look our best, we truly FEEL our best. When we forget about self-love and self-care, the neglect trickles down into every part of our lives…our self-worth, our marriages, our sex lives, how we relate to others, how we treat our families, our careers, etc.
Parenthood doesn’t have to be a sacrifice of self or sanity.
Jordan and I will inevitably learn how to balance married life with the new baby. It’s going to be some crazy hard work, but we’ll make time for what matters.