Mothers are always told to take care of themselves in order to be healthy for their babies. More than ever, I know this to be true. As my latest pregnancy revealed, my health really isn't the greatest. No, I don't have the worst health in the world, but there's several things I need to change before I become ill in my adult years with diabetes, more back problems, and whatever other issues may come along.
I knew that I started Hallie's pregnancy at a less than ideal weight. I wasn't huge, but I wasn't small either. I've always been "a bit on the bigger side", but weight gain from pregnancy has pushed me into obesity. I had really been focusing on weight loss after the birth of our third child, who is now three years old. However, a fourth pregnancy that came sooner than we expected it stopped that. I am now ten months postpartum and I am ready to get back on that road.
So, as I work on my health goals, I've decided to open up about it on my blog. I'm not sure if I'm looking for support, or a place to document it, but I just need to get it all off my chest. I'm working closely with my midwife to raise my chronically low Vitamin D levels, start a Paleo diet in the new year, and work on weight loss. In a year, it's possible that we'll try to add to our family again, so I would like to be as healthy as possible for a potential pregnancy.
- Weight loss of 30 lbs by spring.
- Curbing my pop and sugar intake (already working on this)
- Transitioning into a Paleo diet (following 80/20 rule)
- Raising Vitamin D level with supplements and a diet revamp (already working on this)
- Raising my self esteem
I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you. I hope to gain a close relationship with some of my readers. Thank you in advance for any support.