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It’s the start of a new year. The time to reflect on what has happened the last 365 days for better or for worse.
I am trying to slowly come out of the morning sickness fog and focus on growing a little person now.
So for that one goal this year: To have a healthy pregnancy and baby… I have a few sub goals that I will try to follow.
1) Take my Cod liver oil everyday.
Pregnant women are supposed to have 1.5 teaspoons a day. I have been trying to down the chocolate gel that Aidalyn loves so much, but sadly it has come up far to many times. I just ordered capsules from Green Pastures that are butter blend/cod liver oil. That should help with Vitamins A and D.
2) Try to get Magnesium into my body.
Most people are deficient in magnesium. From our poor soil quality to overly processed foods, we are lacking this vital mineral. Magnesium is also difficult to absorb orally, so topically is the easiest way to get your requirements. Yesterday I used a foot soak of 1/2 cup Ancient Minerals Magnesium flakes. That was pretty easy after the 5-10 minute melt down from Aidalyn when we told her she couldn’t play in the water… Maybe next time will be smoother. I also have my homemade oil in a spray bottle, but I was not very good about using it once it got colder outside. Thirdly, I have calcium/magnesium supplements from my Chiropractor that are called Coral Legend Plus by Premier Research Labs (made with coral minerals).
3) Try to get 80 plus grams of protein a day.
As recommended by the Bradley Method of natural childbirth (and also just common sense tells you that a baby needs protein to grow), I am trying to get at least 80 grams per day. Most days I don’t have much of an issue if I start my day with eggs and cheese, then have protein for lunch and dinner. The only days I have any issues is when I’m feeling sick or having some strong food aversions – hopefully those days will get less and less.
4) Try to stay as active as possible.
I have an elliptical machine and have been able to go for about 60 minutes 3-4 times a week. I just want to continue that through the winter and hopefully will be able to move my exercise outside once it warms up – and I can enjoy my beautiful neighborhood.
5) Eat a green salad or green vegetables as often as possible.
I really hate to put a number on it, because I don’t want to get discouraged. However, what I would like to accomplish is to eat through a big tub of spinach greens every week. I find this is harder in the winter, when I don’t want a salad because I’m cold… but I am going to try my best!
What are your goals for this year? How are you going to accomplish them?
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It’s a wonderful thing to read how focused you are on providing a strong, healthy “nest” for your growing and developing baby. It has to be a huge challenge when you’re not feeling well. Hopefully that will change soon. But you do inspire me! My goal is just to be as healthy as possible. I’m in good health, thankfully, and just need to focus on making decisions that point towards sustaining that! I’ve been on a month-long binge of junk and I need to stop!! 🙂 Healthy and well-being…that’s my focus. Bless you!
Haha! I know the feeling of feeling like a month long binge of not so healthy food. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities to make better food choices. I was able to cook a big pot of soup yesterday. It was a little acidic with the minimal tomatoes in it and I could tell my stomach wasn’t too happy about it. I cook so much with tomatoes, so it is hard to leave them out.