Pregnancy Weight Gain

I have officially reached my second trimester!

A few things I have noticed already:

More Energy

Less Cravings

General feeling of normalness

It definitely feels nice to be onto the next portion of the pregnancy, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t feel a bit guilty/discouraged about the weight I have gained over the last few months.

It is my understanding that you really don’t need to gain more than 5 lbs (if that) during your first trimester. I ended up gaining 10!

I exercise on a daily basis, and in general eat fairly healthy. So what could have caused such a big jump in just 12 weeks? ….. TAKEOUT

I was so exhausted throughout the first few months that I didn’t cook nearly as much I normally would, and between the cravings and bouts of nausea I just ate a lot more processed junk.  I was still working out so I didn’t think it would make that big of a difference, but I was wrongooo!

Pizza, chips, sushi, and ice-cream can add up fast even if you are exercising regularly.

The point I am trying to make is that pregnant or not food always rules over exercise.

I still have some anxiety about gaining too much weight, but I know that the most important thing is being healthy – not just for me, but for the baby.

It isn’t all about the number on the scale, it is about the quality of the foods I am consuming.

Here’s to the next 3 months! May it be filled with fruits, veggies, and lots of self love 🙂





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