By the end of MOLO, I was 24 weeks pregnant and felt better than I had in a long time. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy working out and am physically stronger than I have ever been. It is important to me to keep up with my progress and to teach my family the importance of not just physical health, but mental health as well.
Exercise alfresco is a perfect way to get some fresh air, sunlight, and have fun with your baby. Even a brisk walk with your stroller around your neighborhood can lull your little one to sleep and perk you up after an especially sleepless night.
I felt like I had no control over my schedule, since my baby's mood dictated everything we did. Each day by 6 pm, both kids were miserable. And I was miserable. I, just like many other moms with a new baby, felt helpless and needed something to break me out of the new-mom-funk!
For pregnant and breastfeeding moms, drinking water is more important than most of us realize. Did you know that a higher body temperature can slow down your circulation, thus decreasing the amount of nutrients your baby receives?