I consider myself a pretty motivated person, at least when it comes to certain aspects of my life. Health and fitness have been a top priority for me for many years now. It’s gotten to the point where going to the gym five days a week and cooking healthy food for most dinners became the norm and just what I do. Then I got pregnant.
It’s not like I was feeling particularly sick. Sure, I had some moments of nausea (still do) but for the most part, I think I have had it pretty easy. And sure, I’m tired. I’m going to bed earlier and I’m taking more naps on the weekend (let’s not kid ourselves though, I always took naps on the weekends)! But though I feel mostly fine, this whole aspect of my life, this whole health and fitness thing that I was so focused on for so long, the motivation is just gone.
It’s not like I’m eating Taco Bell for dinner every night, because I’m not. But cooking 3 new recipes a week just hasn’t been happening. I went a good month without perusing Pinterest for meal ideas. I still bought healthy food for the most part, but my meals weren’t balanced and didn’t include enough veggies.
And it’s not like I’m not working out either, because I am. I’ve still been going to the gym at least 3 times a week, but I haven’t been running at all and I have to really force myself to go. (Going at lunch seems to be the best option.)
I’m hoping this is just a phase, a part of pregnancy that goes away. I sort of feel like a lazy version of myself and I don’t like that. So today, I made myself make something for dinner. It wasn’t much, but it had vegetables (and pasteurized feta)!
It’s this recipe if you were wondering. And while it was good, if you are planning on eating it as a main dish, or as a side dish to some Baked Tostitos with salsa, it does not make 8 servings. 4 maybe, not 8.
It definitely took some pushing, but maybe my motivation is slowly coming back? One can only hope!