What keeps you organized and FIT while you are pregnant? I am sharing a few of my favorites below!
Well, I could have a million things to keep me organized and still have pregnancy brain, so I am not sure if I am equipped to answer this with the utmost confidence, however I will try and share what helps me!
First and foremost (yes this sounds so dorky), but my erin condren agenda! Who spends $50 on an organizer. This girl, ha! I literally have to write down everything and many of you experience this firsthand. Anything & everything you might ask me, I will write down so I remember to follow up. If I don't write it down, trust me, it will never happen. It reminds me to: do payroll, take my prenatal vitamin, follow up with a client, buy printer ink, change the sheets, go to hockey games, buy birthday presents, staff scheduling, etc! Some weeks I even write down to eat a salad every day. Now, I do have anxiety about losing this precious agenda, but that is another story. My son likes to write in his agenda like me....it keeps us both organized.
Blue Apron! It is a weekly subscription that has fresh & healthy ingredients for 3 gourmet meals. It comes carefully packaged and in a refrigerated box and has pre-portioned ingredients to save time & reduce waste. It is really easy to follow and brings a variety to our dinner table. I've been vegetarian for a few years now and blue apron has provided us with a nice vegetarian variety. With a busy schedule, it is nice to know we will eat 3 real meals a week. We don't order it every week because you can jump ahead and see the meals...next week has some with mushrooms and I know Chris isn't a huge fan so we are going to skip it.
My camelback water bottle. It is hard to drink a ton of water in the winter (especially the one we have been having in Boston), but this water bottle actually gets me to drink a LOT of water which I need to do while pregnant and exercising so much. It is so easy, doesn't leak and I love the straw! I refill it 3-4 times a day to stay well hydrated. I actually have a grey one (so Chris doesn't feel too girly drinking out of it too), but posting a cute pink one below!
Lastly, my fitbit is a huge source of motivation! I have a simple fit bit flex that I wear around my wrist everyday. But you might ask...."You teach 6 classes a day?!" Yes, I do, but when they are barre based, kids ballet, pilates, deep stretch, etc, there is very little cardio (and steps) involved, and my clients are #1 so my workout really doesn't happen during those 6 classes....unless I am teaching balletFIT cardio :) Walking helps my back during pregnancy so this is a great tool to get me moving. I aim for 10,000 steps per day, but some days, like today when I teach morning stretch, pilates with props & deep stretch I make an effort to schedule a walk on the treadmill. I'm still only at 5,361 steps for the day, so I need to get off the computer and move around :)
Next week I am sharing my favorite finds for balletFIT style! Many of you have asked about my dance skirts, mesh pants & legwarmers lately. I will tell you all of it!
Thanks for reading :)
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!