Yesterday, I was exhausted by about 5 p.m. That’s the hardest part about pregnancy for me. I never know when my energy levels are going to be down. I’m use to be on the go pretty much all the time. So having to listen to my body and slow down is quite a challenge for me.
Another challenge I faced yesterday was sticking to my workout regimen. I’m doing yoga 3 times a week and biking at least 3 times a week. I want to stay active this pregnancy in hopes that it will help my energy level and make labor easier for me. I decided I wouldn’t go to kundalini yoga class yesterday, but would get some cardio in instead and ride my bike.
But when the time came, I did not feel like going out. I tried to talk myself out of it. It’s so amazing how powerful we are. Our minds can talk us in or out of anything. We don’t need anyone else to sabotage us. Eventually I got to the point of asking myself why I was even going out in the first place. That’s when I started to get motivated. The “Why’s” of our actions need to be so compelling that they motivate us to act during the times when we least feel like it. Once I reminded myself of why I wanted to exercise, I have enough energy to go out and get some exercise. I was still tired, but I did it anyway.
When I came in the house, I was still tired. But I made myself a fresh, organic juice. I felt very accomplished. Mostly because I overcame my limitations and pushed myself to be better. And it worked!
Whenever you don’t feel like doing something that you know will improve the quality of your life, always remind yourself of why you’re doing it. This will motivate you to act on your desire. It is in our weakest moments that we need the most motivation.
Here is the recipe to the yummy juice I made.
- 2 beets
- 1 apple
- 2 inches of ginger
Wash all of your fruit and veggies up. Cut them to fit the size of your juice. And juice!
This was a really yummy juice. It was quite spicy too! So if you can’t handle some kick, decrease the amount of ginger you use.