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Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Tips to stay on track during pregnancy

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Fitness and nutrition impact the health of a baby tremendously! The health, well-being, and happiness of the mother greatly impacts the health of the fetus. The fetus relies on the mother for everything – for nutrients, for safety, and for love. Women that focus on their own fitness and nutrition during pregnancy, not only have healthier babies, but experience a number of added benefitsincluding shorter labors, faster recovery, and mitigation some of the common pregnancy side effects.

            I have found this to be very true of my own pregnancy journey. I am currently 36 weeks pregnant and expecting my first in mid-July! Fortunately, I have been an active person for many years, a coach for the last 6 years, and a holistic nutritionist for the last 2 years. So, I began my pregnancy journey from a very “healthy” standpoint. However, that does not mean that I didn’t deal with some of the most common pitfalls and side effects of pregnancy. Let me share with you some of my experience and how I was able to continue to show up to the gym and in the kitchen while also listening to my body (and my baby!) 

Beat the Heat

Summer Hairstyles to Keep You Cool

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Ok, none of us show up at the gym to look cute.  We’re here to WORK.  We want strong, lean muscles, a healthy body fat percentage, and the ability to keep our bodies mobile and capable for the activities we love – like running around with our kids, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and all the other fun stuff! Buuuuuut, it’s not like we’re opposed to looking cute while we’re doing it.  Keeping your hair out of the way while you’re jumping around, sweating buckets, and burning calories doesn’t have to be boring.  You can be cute AND sweaty with these ideas!  Plus, when your hair isn’t flopping in your face, it’s easier to concentrate on getting the most out of your workout time.

Watermelon Juice

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It's watermelon season! So many ways to enjoy watermelon but on a super hot day, my favorite way is watermelon juice. You do not need to have a juicer to make watermelon juice, all you need is a blender and a sieve. 

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