Hey guys! Thanks for the well wishes yesterday!
I’m feeling miraculously cured today, and I still have no idea what that 3-day hiccup was all about. I headed into the doctor just to check on things, and my blood pressure was fine (high for me, since it’s been in the 90/60 or lower range this whole pregnancy, but still technically low) and baby’s heart rate looked a-ok.
I’m guessing I was low in some nutrient, but the nurse didn’t have any advice about which one or what I could do about it. On Holly’s advice, I stopped to grab some coconut water on the way home for an electrolyte boost.
I’m not a big fan of plain ol’ coconut water, but the peach & mango flavored stuff is AWESOME.
I also stumbled across that little mocha gem—how long have those existed??? It was a mix of espresso, coconut water, and milk, and tasted like pure heaven (I couldn’t even taste the coconut).
Then, in case I was having an iron problem, I also made meatloaf for dinner. Something about the concept of “meatloaf” always kind of grosses me out (like, no one’s hiding the fact that this is literally a block of meat), but it does taste darn good.
Between those two tweaks, and a good night’s sleep, something seems to have worked, and I’m back to 99% functionality today. (You just can’t hope for 100 at 9 months preggo.)
Plus, a wonderful person at the grocery store gave me the best compliment you can give a pregnant chick this morning: when I told her I had less than three weeks to go, she said she wouldn’t have guessed I was any more than 6 months. *MEEELT*
Anyway! As promised, I’m here to share my group exercise playlist. I’ve been using bits and pieces of this for my prenatal class all summer, and I can attest to the fact that it makes you want to MOVE.
Here’s my suggestion: next time you really want to work out but also REALLY REALLY DON’T want to, pop a few of these songs on and see what it does to your energy and motivation levels.
I do this all the time and it actually surprises me how effective it is!
P.S. I put the “slower” songs at the end as a sort of cool down, but they’re still pretty solid beats, so you might want to pad this with some even slower tunes at the end.
Do you like coconut water? Have you tried the flavored ones? (And if so, favorites??)
What’s your current top workout playlist song?
Have a great Tuesday!