Pregnancy Health: My Daily Goals

Being healthy for me and Tiny One is the most important thing in my life right now.  I have Baby in Womb 12 Weeksalways striven to be healthy – with some definite bumps and distractions along the way – but there is nothing quite like a little person living inside you who is entirely dependent on you for their health and well-being to make you focus on health.  I admit, I still don’t always eat as healthy as I would like, or follow some of my other health goals, but now that I am past my horrible morning sickness, I have daily goals that I try to meet every day.

  1. Take my vitamins!  I had been taking prenatal vitamins for almost a year before we got pregnant, so this is already a habit for me.  I also take cod liver oil (a brand I trust – you have to be careful with potential toxins with this product…) and extra Vitamin D and B-complex if I feel like I need it.
  2. Move at least a little every day.  Depending on the day, I may have the energy to do one of my DVDs or maybe just for a walk.  I try to do at least 20 minutes of something every day.  Unfortunately, many days this summer have been too hot for me to take a walk outside, so I have acquired quite the collection of prenatal workout DVDs to keep me from getting bored!  I keep meaning to get back to my gym, but am having a mental block about it… hopefully, I will get there soon!
  3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but 10 or more is better.  I keep track of this in my food diary.
  4. Keep track of everything I eat in a food diary.  I don’t keep track of calories right now, because that takes a lot more time and I just want to make sure that I am getting in nutritious foods and not too much junk.  There are days when I look back and see that I have not done well, but that helps me adjust the next day and week to do better.  It’s not about perfection, but about improving!

Whenever I accomplish one of these tasks – especially working out and taking my vitamins – I congratulate myself as if I just won Olympic gold!  It helps keep me motivated and makes me feel good that I am doing something healthy for me and Tiny One.

Congratulating Myself for Achieving Health Goals

Do you have any daily health goals?  Do you reward yourself for being healthy?

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