I really try to live as healthy of a life as possible. Sure we will order the occasional Papa John’s Pizza or go get a pint of ice cream to share, but mostly I try to eat clean, exercise regularly, take my vitamins, etc. I want to share a few of my daily healthy habits as I get a lot of questions about them.
Daily Healthy Habits
Vitamins: Being pregnant I have to be super diligent about my vitamin intake. I mean pregnant or not you should be but especially right now. I take a daily prenatal vitamin as well as Omega 3 supplements and Vitamin D supplements. I am pretty vitamin D deficient so it helps a lot. I think knowing what kinds of vitamins your body needs is so important. A simple blood panel with your GP will tell you !
Water: According to my Dr you should drink half your body weight in oz of water a day. I really try to live by this. I have a huge Yeti and I try to drink 3 of them a day (more than half my body weight) but I just feel the best. I also try to do as much lemon water as possible.
Enough Sleep: I said to my mom the other day I was excited to not be pregnant anymore (for baby girl to be here) but not looking forward to the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn. Sleep is so essential for me and when Liam was an infant it was the first time I realized how badly lack of sleep can hurt your mental state. Exhaustion is so bad for depression and anxiety, two things I am prone to. I try really hard to get 8 hours of sleep a night. Sometimes this means we just can’t finish an episode of a TV show we are watching. Sometimes I have to shut the book. But you never regret a full nights sleep.
Exercise/Steps: I try to do some sort of exercise every day. Right now that’s 3-4 barre classes a week and cardio on the other days. I also try to walk a lot and get 10K steps as often as possible. I did this after I had Liam I am pretty sure that’s how all the weight came off.
Clean Food: For this I really try to go by the 80/20 rule. I really just try to eat clean foods as much as possible but I don’t deprive myself. I think depriving yourself can lead to a lot of problems. But I try to fuel my body with foods that make it feel good.
Self-Care: I know I know the self-care thing seems over done. But it’s important for me as a working mom and wife that I do something for myself each day. Some days that’s my workout, sometimes it’s taking an extra long shower and doing a face mask. Whatever it means to you, make sure you are taking SOME TIME for yourself every day.
What are some of your daily healthy habits?