In this 30 Day Healthy Pregnancy Challenge, you’ll learn to exercise, eat right, get organized, and prepare for childbirth, without getting overwhelmed.
Exercise every day, eat your veggies, drink lots of water, get enough sleep, oh and don’t forget to floss! There are so many important things to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it seems impossible to do it all. Then try doing it while pregnant! You’re extra tired, you might be nauseous, and you’re probably working full time or caring for other children. What’s a pregnant mama-to-be to do?
Achieving a Healthy 2nd Pregnancy?
My second pregnancy has really thrown me for a loop. I know there’s a certain amount of healthy amnesia that happens between pregnancies, but my oh my I am certain it has been harder the second time around. Though I do remember clearly my pregnancy with BabyE being tough in the first trimester.
Every night I would come home tired from work and sit on the couch until my wonderful hubby brought me a delicious and healthy home cooked meal. It didn’t matter then if we didn’t eat until 7:30 at night. Now that’s not an option since 7:30 is BabyE’s bedtime!
Back then, I was motivated to take long walks through the city every day while fleeing from my coworkers’ nauseating lunch smells. I had the time to track every bite of food and every gram of protein that went into my mouth with my Bradley class checklist. I had the leisure to devour every natural birth book I could find. Now sometimes it’s hard just to find time just to take a shower!
Then I went to bed every night by 8. Now I go to bed by 8 but am awakened a couple hours later by my night-waking toddler. And another couple hours after that. And sometimes yet again. I never thought such extreme exhaustion was possible!
30 Days Healthy Pregnancy Challenge
My answer to all these second pregnancy woes is to challenge myself to spend the next 30 days working towards a more healthy pregnancy. The 30-day pregnancy challenge is the perfect length to make some serious changes while not allowing myself to get overwhelmed by all the good things I should do. Instead, I want to choose one or two of the best healthy habits to adopt each week. I want to get the biggest bang for my buck, so to speak.
Here are the areas where I plan to focus my efforts for each week of the Healthy Pregnancy Challenge. Won’t you join me?
- Week #1: Exercise
- Week #2: Nutrition
- Week #3: Birth Preparation & Sleep
- Week #4: Home Organization and Getting Ready for Baby
What do you think are the most important behaviors for a healthy pregnancy?