The 6 Flavors of Self-Care

Happy Wednesday! Self care has been a huge topic lately and I am all on board with it! I am a firm believer that if we take care of ourselves, we will be better able to help others. With that being said, lets talk about the 6 flavors of self-care and a couple ideas for each one:

  1. Educational: Find a book or class that interests you

  2. Social: Develop a friend group that you can have girls night out with or find a group of women on social media with similar interests that you can connect with

  3. Inspirational: Listen to a motivational podcast, TEDtalk, or youtube video

  4. Relaxational: Take a hot bath, a power nap, or sit down and watch your favorite tv show

  5. Recreational: Find a new fitness class, go to the spa, or take yourself on a much needed vacation

  6. Physical: Go for a walk, use a foam roller, or stretch

Dedicate some time each week (or even better-each day) to yourself and bettering yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In order to hit these three areas make sure you are doing things from each flavor and not just relying on one flavor to provide you with all the results.

Thanks for stopping by! I will see you all next week!

XO,

Kenz

Benefits of Exercising While Pregnant

I truly believe that one of the reasons that this pregnancy has gone pretty smoothly for me is because I have been keeping up with my fitness routine. While there are some obvious changes I have had to make due to the pregnancy regarding my fitness routine, exercising while pregnant has truly been a huge blessing for me! Today I want to briefly talk about just some (of the many) benefits of exercising while pregnant.

Benefits for mom:

  • Minimizes excess weight gain

  • Reduces the risk of nausea, heartburn, swelling, varicose veins, and pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Helps prevent pregnancy pains and injuries

  • Reduces the risk of gestational diabetes

  • Improves sleep, energy, self-esteem, and mood

  • Reduces the need for medical intervention during labor

  • Helps speed up postpartum recovery

Benefits for baby:

  • Improves placental function

  • Improves baby’s health at birth

  • Improves cardiorespiratory health of the baby

  • Reduces risk of becoming overweight or obese as a child

  • Improves baby’s ability to deal with the stress of labor


Pregnancy is NOT a disability. Pregnancy should be enjoyed and should be a positive experience for women and I truly believe that exercising while pregnant will helps with both of these!

Thanks for stopping by!


XO,

Kenz


*I am not a doctor. Please consult your OB/GYN before beginning a fitness program/routine.