Adventures in Pregnancy – SLEEP

When your shirt basically calls out the reason you didn’t get up and get an official workout in…

Part of pregnancy, for me, is striking the balance between the movement I need and love, but also being gentle and getting sleep while it’s a little easier.

And today was one of those days with no work and nowhere to be very early, I could sleep in a bit. And then I did do a few reps of some movement, and since we’re also gonna be gettin’ our groove on at the Oblivious Fools show today, I’ll call it a good balance.

Because sleep is freakin’ awesome, mannnn 💕

Mental Health Monday

Your mental health is just as important as anything else – I would argue it’s even a little more important!

Some simple things you can do to maintain good health are as follows (obviously, laughter is one of MY personal favorites!)

Do you have any other suggestions?

 

 

Tip Tuesday – Tired? Exercise anyways!

Yes, it’s hard to get motivated to move when you are tired. After a long workday, exercising can feel like the last thing you’d want to do, but getting your sweat on will actually energize you!

Along with mood and depression, fatigue improved after a single 30-minute moderate intensity exercise session, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “Everything we do uses oxygen, so when you exercise it helps you work more efficiently and you don’t tire as easily,” says Nutting. “You also function better mentally.”

Give it a try!

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Try It Thursday – 4-7-8 Rule

Happy Thursday!

Do you have any trouble falling to sleep? I don’t anymore, but I used to (before I discovered that overthinking is overrated and sleep is much better, haha). Shakeology and consistent exercise, paired with being a little more disciplined in allowing my brain to rest, have greatly helped with my sleep quality.

4-7-8 Sleep Rule

But for many, the real struggle lies in the falling asleep. This has come in handy a few times, so I thought I would share.

A rested body and soul is always a good thing!

Slowing the heart rate allows you to go from overstimulated to resting, which allows for sleep.

Happy zZzZz’ing 🙂

Tip Tuesday – Have a Healthy Weekend

In all of my groups and team pages, the common struggle is the weekend. For many of us, the work week is so structured that it’s easy to stay on track (or at least easier!), but weekends are less structured, and if you are like me, that’s when it all unravels. I do way better when I have structure than when I am free-fallin’ so to speak…

10 Tips for a Healthy Weekend

These are, of course, all pretty basic tips, but I find that they help. All small changes add up!