I think that physical wellness works in tandem with your mental wellness. After years of working out in the gym, I also have incorporated affirmations and meditation in order to stay mentally sane 😆 I have a very laissez-faire outlook on working out. For me I like to switch things up, sometimes I will go to the gym, while other times I will do yoga or Pilates, or even just go for a walk or a jog. Doing what you feel like in the moment makes it easier to motivate yourself and take action.
Being pregnant, I have had to limit my gym workouts to about two or three days a week. Not because I can’t but because I don’t really want to go more. I want to make sure I am relaxed and that I don’t push myself unnecessarily. I’m taking this as a little holiday from that pressure that we put on ourselves to look perfect. I’m embracing my growing bump and not worrying if my arms look toned, or if my bottom is firm. I am very comfortable in my pregnant body and I’m enjoying light workouts more for mental stability than aesthetics.
This is healthy for me because for so long I have beat myself up in the gym thinking I’m never good enough. Probably due to modelling work, I’ve developed a tendency for seeing my flaws first. Pregnancy has been the first time in my life that I haven’t beaten myself up about what I am eating or if I didn’t go to the gym today.