I will use NO EXCUSES for myself. Not having a jogging stroller--not an excuse. Not having someone to watch the kids and having to work around sporadic and often naps--not an excuse. Feeling more exhausted than I think I have in my whole life--not an excuse. Feeling bloated and fighting nausea--not an excuse. Feeling icky emotionally--not an excuse!
I am not saying it stinks some days. Boy does it ever. There are days where I give myself excuses like John won't be home for me to go jogging/for a walk without the kids and I don't want to take them out so I just stay in. Or it looks like it might rain, so I just stay in. Or when the kids get up from their naps, my burst of energy is gone and I stay in. No excuses! I worked too hard to get my body where I wanted it to use excuses. I can do it again this time! I actually got bigger with Jahs than I did with Levi, BUT I lost the weight and got toned WAY faster than I ever did with Levi and I account that to the fact that I worked out (especially strength training and lots of it and zumba) my whole pregnancy. I am struggling this first trimester but I keep telling myself that there were women out there who were actually puking all day and still worked out; I just feel bloated and nauseated. When I am tempted to eat something sweet, I am working on not giving in. Pregnancy is NOT an excuse to eat whatever you want. I need to eat healthy and right. I need to drink lots of water (which will help prevent cellulite, water weight, and help me feel fuller. PLUS it gives you energy. Why wouldn't I want all of that?!). I am NOT eating for two. That is a lie that we women use and we regret it later.
Ladies, I am not saying this is how it goes every day. There are "failure" days, but when I have a failure day, I am choosing to instead just get back on track and not let it bother me. Even if I am only able to get outside and walk 1.5 miles, that is better than doing nothing!
ETA: This pregnancy I ended up barely exercising at all. I gained the most amount of weight this time around too, but the baby ended up being the same size as Jahs. So far at 2 days postpartum I've lost 15 of my 50 lbs. So not bad. We'll see how easy it comes off since I didn't exercise. I'm not worried even if it is more work, but this does go to show that exercise DOES help! My body normally puts on a lot of weight during pregnancy even when I DO exercise, so when I don't, it really packs it on!