Happy Memorial Day!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I'm hoping everybody had a great Memorial Day!  I was lucky enough to go camping with my husband's family of 50+ aunts, uncles, cousins... We had a beautiful weekend here and Clara is now a seasoned camper!  It was certainly a weekend to take a moment, look around you, and find gratitude for all that we have in our lives.  We are grateful for our most fearless servicemen and women.  We celebrate you and your commitment everyday.  

As I begin to get back to a regular workout schedule, I'm realizing how grateful I am that I continued to stay active throughout my pregnancy.   In addition to yoga, I enjoy running, and have recently begun gradually upping my distance and pace.  I am simply grateful for my legs that move, and my lungs that work to keep pushing me along. Whether you have a particular form of exercise you prefer or not, walking is one of the easiest ways to begin.

The Houston Family Examiner recently interviewed me to discuss prenatal fitness. I give them some tips on being fit and healthy during pregnancy.

The question of prenatal fitness and exercise is one that many an expectant mother may feel uncertain about. According to recent research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which determined that exercise during pregnancy has a distinct molecular consequence on the unborn child that essentially allows the child to be more fit. How exciting and motivating is that!  Prenatal fitness is also imperative for the budding mom’s own health with respect to both her physical and emotional well-being, before, during and after her pregnancy and delivery.

The biggest thing is to get up and move.  Even if it's just a few minutes at a time, be grateful for whatever time you can commit, and whatever movement you can do.  It doesn't have to be grand.  Your grandest work is happening on the inside.  Trust me...You'll feel the benefits during pregnancy and afterwards!  

Later this week, I will give moms a tip they can do in the kitchen that will save them time when baby arrives.

Have a beautiful day and don't forget to pause and take a few moments of gratitude!

Love,
Amy

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