I will admit that this year it was a little bit liberating to have the new year roll around and not have to start trying to up my exercise or change my eating habits right away...I will get there this year for sure, however at about 8 1/2 months pregnant it isn't really the time to start doing sit-ups and such! But I want you all to know that the first thing I do each morning (besides brush my teeth and make my husband breakfast and a lunch, of course) is get out and go for a walk; it has been about a month since I stopped running but I still walk a couple of miles each morning. And you know what? I feel great! Sure my back aches here and there and little things like that, but for the most part I feel really good and I know that it is in large part to my staying active throughout my entire pregnancy. Mentally I am invigorated to get a lot done each day when I start with exercise while physically it has helped me to not be so achey and actually sleep pretty well still at nights.
So I know that this is a time when a lot of us feel a tad bit more motivated and pretty soon it just seems like too much hard work, but I can testify to you that if you keep at it you will feel fantastic. You will feel proud of yourself as well as healthier! 2007 was the year I whipped myself into shape and I wouldn't go back for the world...no amount of sleep or snacks or anything is worth how great I feel inside and out each day now! Lets make 2011 your year!