Health/Fitness Goal (and why, if you want to share): Eat healthy, keep up my weekly yoga practice, and perform exercises to specifically prepare my body for birth and labor.
Week's Successes: It’s so nice to be back into my routine! 4 days of prenatal yoga after work at home and walks every day during lunch, which feel amazing now that it’s finally cooling down into the 60s and 70s during the day here! 🙌 I’ve also been trying to do the core muscle activation exercises the pelvic floor PT gave me— I like them because they’re similar to kegels in that I can do them any time I think about it at work, on the car, or laying in bed! The hope is that targeting and strengthening these specific core muscles will allow the pelvic floor muscles and the low back extensor muscles to relax and not overwork. 🤞
Week's Challenges: I think I need to do some more grounding yoga practices— it’s been so hard to focus and commit to doing a longer class or workout! I feel like my monkey mind is all over the place lately and it’s been so hard to settle it down and concentrate on my workouts/meditation practices. Also just starting this week: as soon as I finish my physical yoga practice and settle into my savasana, baby starts kicking me like crazy! You’d think it would distract me but it’s actually been really helping me to come back into my body and the appreciate present moment!
GTKY: What is your best party trick? (Double jointed? Can you curl your tongue? Fit 20 marshmallows in your mouth? Fire dancing?) Hmmm I suppose I’ll have to go with my synesthesia for this one. I talked a bit about it before— I “see” letters, words, and music/melodies in specific colors. Another interesting fact (not really a party trick though), is that I sneeze whenever going outside into the sunlight or anywhere with a super bright light. Like synesthesia, it’s actually another rare genetic occurrence caused by my olfactory nerve being located extremely close to my ocular nerve. When my ocular nerve is stimulated by the super bright sunlight, it’s so close to the olfactory nerve that it stimulates that nerve too, causing me to sneeze! 😆 Every time!!