I’ve officially hit my stride at the 6 month mark! Hard to believe I’m already there… My diet has really been crucial the further I get into my pregnancy, as it gets harder to keep up with my old workouts.
Before my pregnancy, and for most of my life, I’ve had a body type that easily gains weight if I don’t manage my diet and workout at least 3 days a week. Luckily, I chose personal training and healthy reading for continued education;)
That being said, I’ve always believed in moderation, especially with this first pregnancy. I’ve seen some moms go and be completely strict with their diets and allowances while pregnant, and others seem to fly off the handle, eating just about everything in sight it seems lol. I’ve tried to be good for the most part, an I think it’s helped save me from getting all those cravings women talk about. I consider “cravings” to be the body’s way of telling itself it needs something. Perfect example: if I crave steak, I’m probably needing some more iron and protein… At least that’s how I like to think of it:)
Keeping the above in mind, I try to be good most of the time, stay active (every other day or more: just do something for at least 30-45 min), eat healthy meals, and indulge when need be. Most of my “cravings” have been fruit, and between weeks 15-18 I was getting a taste for red meat often. Lately, I’m happier having smoothies and steak salads then chocolate, lol. Portions are hard though… It’s easy to over eat, but the tummy aches after stink!!! I’ve attached some photos from the last few weeks, but I post daily to Instagram with lots of food ideas. Here are some of the pics:
I hope the pics offer some inspiration for meal ideas! If you’re on Instagram, please follow along! Just search: @lifeofanewwife and you’ll find me:)!
Lots of love,