I remembering reading a post after Izzy was born about a woman who didn’t weigh herself during pregnancy. At first when I read the title, I thought why not? What is so bad about tracking your weight gain? After reading the article I thought she had some great points and I understood why some woman may want to avoid the scale. I didn’t think about this post again until recently.
During my first pregnancy I weighed myself every week. I tracked how much weight I gained and if I’m being honest sometimes I worried about gaining too much. I wanted to ensure I got my body back as quickly as possible after Izzy was born. It’s interesting to me how differently I feel this time. Maybe because it took me a while to feel like I got my “body back” after my first child was born. Or maybe because I gained a new perspective on the situation.
The choice is yours. There is nothing wrong with weighing yourself during pregnancy. At the same time, I don’t want to let it define me. I don’t want to worry about losing weight during this special event in my life. I want to make healthy decisions and focus on having a healthy baby.
As you may know, I enjoy exercising and being outside. I try to live an active lifestyle by going for walks and working out 2-3 times a week. I also strive to eat whole foods and foods beneficial for pregnant women. This time around, that is my focus. Not obsessively weighing myself and freaking out if I gained a pound (or 5 pounds) more than I should in the first trimester. My focus this pregnancy is to make healthy choices and treasure a time where it doesn’t matter if I wear pants with an elastic waistband.
What about you? Do you weigh yourself during pregnancy?