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Friday, September 23, 2016

40 Weeks Workout

40 weeks pregnant and I am still rocking my workouts! I have gotten a ton of people saying how they can't believe that I am still working out, hey me too sometimes. What I have figured out is that if you want to be healthy and fit especially while pregnant that you have to CHOOSE to do it. You have to WANT IT and really do it. Would I rather sit on my couch and surf Pinterest or Facebook. HECK YEAH! But...I also did not want to gain more than 30 pounds this pregnancy. That was a huge priority on my list. So what did I do...I worked really hard and made myself workout for at least 30 minutes a day 4-5 times a week. That's it. I never had to spend hours and hours at a gym. I didn't do any crazy exercises. I just continued what I was doing for as long as I could then I started modifying more, and here at the end I have been using more prenatal exercises I found on Youtube.

One of my favorite things I have access to though has been the Active Maternity workouts available only on Beachbody on Demand. There is a workout for each of the different trimesters, and even a workout for postpartum after you have been cleared by your doc! I have really enjoyed them and I would do them 2 times a week, up until this past month when I introduced COUNTRY HEAT which has been so much fun!

Check out my Highlight reel for the 3rd trimester Active Maternity Workout! You can find my other videos over at YOUTUBE!

If you are looking at still wanting to be active and fit while you are pregnant. Let me know and let's chat because I was able to have a healthy and fit plus size pregnancy and I know you can have a healthy and fit pregnancy too!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Great Books To Help Prepare For Labor and Birth

Who is looking for some great books to read on helping you prepare for labor??? As an expectant mom we want to be and feel prepared for something that you really can't imagine or prepare for until you actually go through it. And even when you have already gone through labor the next time can be totally different. So what can you do now to help you prepare mentally as much as possible for the big D-DAY? Check out these books below and how you can get them, to help you get as prepared as possible! 

Ok first book, is Hypno-birthing: Natural Approach to safer easier and more comfortable birthing by Marie Mongan. I am rereading through it right now and even if you don't want to do hypnobirthing I think the approach and mindset to it is great! It helps you look at labor and birthing and trying to take the fear mindset away from you. Great book, CHECK IT OUT!


Next is from Ina May Gaskins: A Guide To Natural Childbirth. Again the this is about learning a different mindset to getting through childbirth naturally. I really do love this book and the approach she takes to getting through childbirth naturally. There are a lot of birth stories in the first half of the book and then it talks about how you can have a natural birth.




The last one is Birthing From Within by Pam England. It is a little Hippy Dippy! Ok it is a lot hippy, granola, crunchy approach to going into childbirth. It has activities for you to draw pictures of your fears, of what you imagine childbirth to be like. And even taking those pictures with you to the hospital to help you mentally with childbirth. It is an interesting read, if you can get over some of the quirkiness of the book. My first childbirth class had us draw pictures and I am horrible at drawing. So I was really self conscience. But mine turned out beautiful and I honestly thought of what I drew as I was laboring with #1! So check it out!


 

What do you think? Do you think you will read any of these books?


Also, since I have a good friend that is an actual librarian, be sure to check your local library first, help save you some money and support your local library letting them know that they are still needed and wanted!

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