Before I became pregnant, I had recently lost a lot of weight. I lost 10 kg in addition to gaining a lot of muscle. I was eating clean meals every 3 to 4 hours and lifting weights 5 days per week. I managed to get my body fat down to 17-18% and was becoming proud of my abs.
Its hard to think that 18 months ago I weighed almost as much as what I do now, being 39 weeks pregnant!
My breaking point was seeing a photo of myself at an engagement party. I had gained so much weight I literally looked pregnant. At the event I was puffy, miserable, and uncomfortable. I remember being angry at myself and being mad I hadn’t committed to losing weight.
I had a moment where I thought, ‘if I had started when I originally wanted to get in shape, I would be in the best shape of my life right now’. I then proceeded to think that this engagement party was not the last event where I would be photographed, and even if I wasn’t at my goal weight by a certain date I was not going to stop. I was committed. I was not to be a certain weight for a birthday or Christmas party, or to fit into a particular dress or bikini, I was dedicated to looking and feeling better for life. I knew the results would come. They did come, and I looked better and felt better than ever before.
Next time you don’t feel your best getting ready for a party, don’t get upset. Think to yourself, ‘this is why I shouldn’t quit.’ You may not be at your goal weight by your next event, but you will certainly be closer.