💖The Importance of Self Care💖
Good morning everyone! 🙋🏻♀️
Following on from my 7 Day Self Care Challenge a few weeks ago, I thought I’d reiterate just how important it is to make sure you invest the time to take care of yourself.
Since being pregnant I’ve maintained a healthy diet (other than the odd bits of chocolate and cake here and there!!) and I’ve still managed to work out 5-6 times a week - even at almost 32 weeks pregnant.
I’ve stopped all heavy weights and concentrated on cardio and body weight/ low weight movements to ensure I’m still getting a sweaty workout.
The benefits that I’m seeing from making sure I take care of me and the baby at this crucial time is, I’ve only gained 10lbs throughout this pregnancy (which is just under a stone), my blood and urine levels have been perfect, as well as the baby tracking in the correct percentile for weight gain.
Other than the physical changes, mentally I feel I’m well prepared for the birth and all the challenges ahead.
I’ve been conditioning myself during my workouts to practice correct breathing techniques and I’ve been deliberately doing long cardio sessions to get myself used to having to work hard for long periods of time - whilst managing my breath.
All of this - I truly believe - has massively helped me prepare as much as I can for what’s to come.
I feel physically and mentally fit and ready, but also I feel like I’m giving my baby the best start I possibly can.
The point I’m trying to make from all this is that it shouldn’t take us to go through something so monumental as pregnancy for us to take care of ourselves.
We should be doing it on the daily.
Constantly checking in with our bodies to really touch upon how we think and feel and what we could do to make ourselves feel that much better.
If you’d like to get to know more about how I can help you re-programme yourselves for success when it comes to food and diets, then don’t forget to send me a message 😘 * photos courtesy of a training session with @alice_brawn_brawnysbootcamp *