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Growing Pains- Third Trimester

Oh wow! This pregnancy has been far the most humbling experience of my life!

Weight Training- forget about it!

Walking (or should I say waddling)- OUCH!

Running errands- a workout in itself!

Cleaning house- hmm maybe, but what are we talking about here? Wipe down the tables? Okay, doable.

Sleeping- none existent!

Can any of you relate to any of these?

When your pregnancy takes over your whole body, what can you do?

Well, that's the situation I am currently in and these are just a few things that I'm doing to help make these last few days of pregnancy as enjoyable as possible.

1. Take a bath! That's right, go pick yourself up some Lavender Epsom Bath Salt. I found my salt at Sprouts Market, but there are different varieties sold everywhere.

***This has been my secret to getting rid of swelling.

2. Stretch!

A few of my favorite yoga poses:

Downward Dog (calf focused- great if you are doing a lot of walking)

Pigeon Pose (glute focused)

Reverse Warrior (leg strengthener and back stretch)

Warrior II (hip and groin stretch)

Lotus Pose (I added a neck stretch into the Lotus- groin/neck focus)

***Take your time settling into each pose. Hold each one for already 3 deep breaths.

-Side note: I'm not a yogi, just someone that loves the yoga practice and have carefully selected the poses that work best for me and my current limitations. Listen to your body and/or sign up for a local prenatal yoga class. It's really worth going to a professional so they can take a look at your form and help assist your positioning.

3. Stay Hydrated. Doesn't sound very glamorous, but it can be. I'm not sure what it is, but when I drink a hot cup of RaspBelly Tea before bed I fall asleep faster and wake up more rested. I also find that drinking water throughout the day that has been infused with freshly squeezed lemon very hydrating. As a matter of fact studies show that infused water is very alkalizing.

If you are in the Houston Area I recommend: Squeezed Infused Water.

***Strawberry Lemon is LIFE!

***If you are more hydrated you will have less swelling thus making your day-to-day a lot more enjoyable.

I'd love to hear how you cope with the final weeks.

Email me at: info@hilaryhallfitness.com

Congrats on your bun in the oven and thank you for stopping by! I hope that you'll stay in touch with me on social media.

XO,

HiL

Yoga Workout Outfit by: Mumberry Fit

Mat Used in Yoga Poses: MobileMat

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