Ahh pregnancy! The metaphor of truly nurturing and growing a new life. As we prepare for this amazing feat, there is so much to consider, in fitness and fertility.
What do we do about exercising? What do we do about the food we eat? And how are we living in our own spirituality? As we go through fertility, and pregnancy there is this need to live in a sense of inner peace.
That inner peace brings us to a space of great loving of self and our surroundings, especially our growing new life. And that is so vital to this process.
We want the process of fertility and fitness to encompass all parts of our being. Being in tuned with out spiritual compass allows us to concieve easier and be more vibrant and positive during our pregnancy.
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FITNESS AND FERTILITY IN THE BEGINING
If you are trying to get pregnant, especially if you’ve had problems conceiving before for various reasons, it can feel quite demoralizing.
While you may feel generally healthy and happy, you want to make sure you are in peak physical condition, so you can conceive naturally.
Of course now, there are so many women who have different health conditions, and now, with the rise of alternative treatments to get pregnant, it can feel like a struggle before you have even brought up the subject of conceiving a child.
So, if you want to get pregnant, either now or in the future, is there anything you can do to help the process along?
Forming healthy eating habits
Of course, the idea of a diet implies that something is temporary. Nowadays, we need to be as healthy as possible, whatever the circumstances in our life.
And this means you have to make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle. If this is not the case, and you gorge on unhealthy, sugary snacks, it’s now time for you to start forming these healthy habits.
Not only does healthy eating help before getting pregnant, but having an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet is going to make you feel better during pregnancy.
There is a lot of talk about having sufficient folic acid in your diet, but folic acid is found predominantly in green, leafy vegetables, which should be part of your diet anyway. Yes, supplementation can help, but only to an extent.
It’s much better for you to have a healthy diet in place, not just because it’s common knowledge, but it will make you feel better.
Most people who have eaten crap their entire lives feel so much better when they make the switch from foods that inflame the body, to foods that are dense with nutrients. And this is very important, especially if you are trying to conceive.
Developing an appropriate exercise routine
If you want to get pregnant, there are two schools of thought with regards to exercise, some view being pregnant as an excuse to sit down for 9 months and not lift a finger.
However, moderate exercise, in the right context, is going to be very beneficial during pregnancy, but also for childbirth. You can search online for various prenatal fitness tips, and can find an abundance of results, and this shows that exercise isn’t something to shy away from when you’re pregnant, or trying to get pregnant.
In fact, having a certain level of fitness is going to help you lose some weight, meaning that if you are within a healthy BMI, this will improve your chances of getting pregnant, but also, getting fit can help to make the labor process much easier.
Why being fit helps overall with fitness and fertility
Getting fit before getting pregnant will have positive impacts on your health, not just in terms of weight loss, but it’s a good mindset to integrate into your life.
If exercise isn’t part of your weekly regime, starting a few basic goals in terms of fitness will help you to feel empowered. That feeling of positivity, which is partly a result of endorphins, but also the fact that you are sticking to certain goals and regiments in how you exercise, is going to have a positive impact on every aspect of your life.
If you are one of the many women out there that have felt the heartbreak of miscarriage, a feeling of control over your body is something that can help to nurture a positive frame of mind in yourself.
And this is something that a lot of us don’t tend to think about. As is the cliche, your body is your temple, and so, it’s important to have it in as peak condition as possible
. But also, implementing certain exercise regimes is going to improve your state of mind, which will reduce your stress levels, which will therefore decrease the amount of cortisol in your body, which results in an overall feeling of wellness.
Stress is something that you need to address, especially if you are susceptible to it, and you want to get pregnant. And this is why exercise is something you should put into your working week.
Meditation is another fabulous stress reducer and way to exercise while either going through pregnancy or being prepared for your new pregnancy. It’s a lovely way to connect with your child as it grows in utero.
Meditating twice a day, gives your mind and body a space to relax and allow breath to nourish you and your baby. There are many types of meditation to try, from yoga to just simple breathing.
There is also Tai Chi to reduce stress.
And there is also healing and destressing with singing bowls, have you tried this?
A really interesting way to meditate in meditation in motion. That gives you both the meditation and the exercise!
Why exercise routines are great in general for fitness and fertility
If you implement an exercise routine before getting pregnant, there is no excuse to stop it as soon as you are carrying a child, there are other ways to keep fit generally, by more low-impact exercises, such as yoga, swimming, and the like.
The emotional impact of being pregnant can mean that your hormones are all over the place, you feel sick, but also you feel powerless. By having an exercise routine that you can stick to, this will help to keep the idea of routine firmly in your calendar.
And, once you are used to an exercise regime, which can only benefit your energy levels, no doubt this is something you’d like to stick to. This also means that, after giving birth, you might feel like you want to continue exercising.
KNOWING WHEN TO TAKE A BREAK OR KEEP EXERCISING
Of course, depending on the nature of the birth, you might be out of action for a few weeks, but there are so many trailblazing mothers out there who have given birth, and have wanted to get back to an exercise routine. The thing is, as soon as you reach a certain level of fitness, you don’t want to lose that.
If you want to get pregnant, or you are pregnant, a certain level of fitness is essential. It helps every aspect of your health, but also, having a healthy diet is going to have a positive impact on every aspect of your ability to conceive, as well as your pregnancy, but also, your baby after they’ve been born.
There are so many stories out there of having certain types of food at a certain time in the pregnancy being able to help speed up the development of the baby, but also, by having a supreme level of health and fitness, this is going to help you feel better.
And if you feel better, this is going to translate into a much healthier pregnancy. So, the bottom line, reduce your stress, exercise often, have a healthy diet, but don’t forget to be happy!
Fitness and fertility do indeed go hand in hand. And taking care to pay attention to our food, exercise and spirituality will truly help for a more fulfilling pregnancy.
I remember during one of my pregnancies, I hd this sense of having a glass window where I could watch this new life grow. I felt so intrinsically connected to my child. It was knowing that no matter what, we are connected and thriving. And it was on me to provide the best environment that I could.
It is during this time of fertility and fitness that we find our selves really questioning and looking to do and be all that our child needs. It is the perfect time to start a life long journey to vibrancy, spirituality and consciousness.
I wish you great joy.
In peace and gratitude,
Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com
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