Overcome life's extreme obstacles by overcoming your State of Mind
This will be a new blog series following Lauren Jones, a runner, mountain biker and snowboarder as she adapts to the struggles and triumps of training and staying active throughout pregnancy.
I will never complain of being tired again. Period. I never knew true tiredness until I became pregnant. Sure, we all have those days that we kind of drag. Days we just don't feel motivated to go to workout, go on a run or do anything for that matter.
I swear between month 2 and 5 of the pregnancy weights were attached to every body part. I just felt so heavy, no energy, dragging through my day and workouts. That was probably the toughest time mentally to overcome. Physically those months are great- not too much weight gain, you can still do most activities and I did the most with what I could. Hiking, running, biking, I did it all. But pushing through that extreme fatigue made me realize that what I felt before I was pregnant was not real.
There was just no reason to feel tired before, no excuse to not push through.
I really think having the experience of being pregnant is one of the best blessings out there (sorry guys, you are missing out on this one, although I bet you don't mind a bit). It makes you see and realize what is real. It makes you stronger, it makes you get past those mental barriers that once held you back.