“What we think, we become” said Buddha. The words beamed up at me from my Buddha iPhone app this morning. “Totally true”, I thought as I pulled on my coat for work. “Totally true”…..
I sit on the bus as I write this post. Its been busy in the surgery today, leaving me with that, “another day, another dollar” feeling. It’s all good though because ever since I moved jobs, I’ve been happy at work again. I’ve been thinking less negatively and in a less stressed out way, therefore, I’ve become a less negative and stressed out dentist
On a more personal level, a wave of calm has started to wash over me. I’m gradually finding peace in my mind after a pretty horrible first trimester. I’ve settled into pregnancy and have learnt how to listen to the demands that my baby and body have now placed upon me. Once upon a time, signs of fatigue and hunger would have been ignored and interpreted as signs of weakness, whereas now they make me realise the amazing feat that is taking place inside me.
After the feelings of the first 12 weeks, I worried consistently about being able to cope with the changes of pregnancy, both mental and physical. I’ll be honest, I dreaded the emergence of my bump, thinking I’d just feel fat and have my head invaded with thoughts from the past. However, I feel content and smiled at this weeks appearance of my tiny little bump- my little one saying, “Hey world, get ready for me!”
Diet wise, I’m far from a vegan at present! Veggie all the way! I’ve been enjoying a varied vegetarian diet, with plenty of dairy products for protein and calcium. I couldn’t have made it this far without my laughing cow cheese triangles and cheese salad sarnies!!
I’m still working out most days, taking rest days when I need them and slowing down when my body tells me too. I’m telling you something. Exercising during pregnancy is hard work! Hats off to all of you active pregnant ladies!
Love to all xoxo