After enjoying our summer, my husband and I have decided that starting a family is something we really want to focus on in the New Year. I know, why I am I writing this post now when we aren’t in the full swing of TTCing (Trying to Conceive), but I am in the process of preparing my body for pregnancy! Like some ladies I know out there I am not comfortable with where I am in my, umm…..weight situation at the moment. I confess, I ride that weight gain, weight loss roller coaster and am an emotional eater (I eat when I’m sad & I eat when I’m happy) and I am constantly trying to find a balance. I knew once we started talking seriously about us trying I needed to hop on the weight loss train and stay on it before I got pregnant, not only for my health but for the health of our future baby.
I spoke to my doctor about my options as I knew I needed outside help this time to help me reach my goal in the short time I had set out. I really didn’t want to wait until I reached my ultimate weight goal as that would take longer than I wanted (I admit I’m starting to hear that biological clock faintly ticking ) but I did want to fast track it, in a safe and healthy way. One of the options that my doctor suggested was Dr. Bishop’s Weight Management (which is an Ottawa Weight Loss Center located on Carling Ave). After reviewing everything they offered at the Center I knew this was exactly what I needed to succeed; weight loss is in your hands, but having a little help along the way is what Dr. Bishop and his Center were offering. After my first consultation with Dr. Bishop and then meeting with one of the Support Team members I decided to follow the medical food plan; I personally wanted to see results right away even if it meant that I was having protein shakes (that I purchase at Dr. Bishop’s office) instead of ‘real’ food for a few of my meals. I’m not going to lie, it has been hard and some days I want to give up but I just have to keep remembering why I’m doing this (along with all the super cute clothes I have hanging in my closet that I haven’t been able to wear). I’m currently in my 5th week and am so proud to say that I have lost 10.6 pounds
Along with Dr. Bishop’s Support Team, I am very lucky to have a great support system in my family and friends, spear headed by my awesome husband! Now that I’m getting a handle on my new eating habits, I’m going to be incorporating some exercise into the mix. One of the things that I would like to continue with while pregnant is regular exercise, including cardio, weights and yoga…..as long as my body allows me to of course. Last night I went to my first yoga class in FOREVER and although it took some time to let go and turn my brain off, I felt so good after and can’t wait to go again!
What kind of things did you do to prepare your body for pregnancy? I would love to hear from you!
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