Listening To Your Body

fitness by faith

So for those of you who don’t know… I am about 5.5 months pregnant at this point!  Since I am pregnant, I have really had to modify my workout routines.  This for me is very difficult to do since I feel like if I don’t workout hard, then I won’t keep my weight off.  (I know this isn’t true though because it is 80% nutrition and 20% working out!)

I have had to make this shift, and I am learning how to really listen to my body.  I modify my workouts already, but am worried sometimes I might be pushing myself too hard.  That is why I am finding it very important to listen to my body even more.

Disclaimer:  You don’t have to be pregnant to listen to your body!! You should be listening to your body all the time.

This is something that I don’t think fitness professionals speak about as much as they should.  Everybody’s bodies are different and can do different things.  What might be easy for me, might not be easy for you!  We should also be listening to what our bodies are telling us and not push ourselves to the point of injury!

There have been a couple of times that I have had a workout routine planned, but because of how I felt during the workout I had to modify what I was going to do.  If you are feeling too sore after a day of lifting, then maybe skip the weights that day and do some cardio work.

It does not make you weak or a bad person if you do this.  It means you are smart and are taking care of your body like you should.  Like I said, this has been a very hard thing for me to learn because if I don’t workout to a certain level I feel lazy.  You aren’t lazy though, and this is one mindset that we need to get rid of!

Listen to your body… you will be glad you did!