Follow:

Kombucha Me Thursday

Happy Thirsty Thursday!

 

Still pregnant here πŸ˜‰

 

Today is my brother, CJ’s guess for the birth date. Let’s see he has a few days to win, then my dad’s got Monday. Michael and Aunty Mo already passed their date (Tuesday). I am having such mixed feelings at this point. I am SOOO excited, but I have all these other emotions going on too. Like, am I REALLY ready for this!?? When she’s ready, I just have to be!

 

drink of the day:

 

oldie but goodie

for those of you unfamiliar with Kombucha:

 

Kombucha is a fermented tea is meant to be therapeutic (only drink about 1/3 of the bottle per day). In stores it is often flavored different ways. I know many people that brew their own at home. Kombucha is an effective metabolic balancer (helping the various organs work together), probiotic (supporting the beneficial bacteria), adaptogen (balancing processes that get out of kilter) and detoxifier. The probiotic case for Kombucha is that it encourages healthier intestinal flora by introducing lactic acid-producing bacteria.

Benefits:

  • Maximizing nutrient absorption
  • During Pregnancy–Prevents constipation that so many pregnant women complain aboutΒ 
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Fighting off illnesses
  • cleansing and detoxifying the body

Start with small doses, and only drink the recommended serving per day:

Kombucha, a medicinal drink,Β  is very acidic and too much can cause acidosis in your body. Acidosis can become dangerous and weaken the bodies system. You want to maintain a normal pH in your body (7.35-7.45) and it is to my understanding that when consuming something medicinal such as Kombucha, that is very acidic, it can throw that pH off. We are already waging war against molds, yeasts, bacteria, viruses and fungi, you do not want to throw off your body systems more. Kombucha has amazing health benefits when you drink it in the correct dose for your body. But just like anything else, too much of a good thing can turn bad.

 

MOVE OF THE DAY:

 

I am wondering how long it will be until I am strong enough to get in this position again?

Stability Ball Pikes

 

Start: Put your ankles on the ball and your hands on the ground beneath your shoulders.

Movement: Flex at the hips while maintaining straight legs so that the ball rolls in as your hips move up towards the ceiling/sky. You can keep your toes pointed, I hung out at the top for a few seconds so I flexed my toes to stay balanced on the ball. Return to starting position and repeat.

 

In honor of Earth Day tomorrow I am recycling my TT and Move of the Day here…for long time readers, I hope you don’t mind πŸ˜‰

 

 

I am training my LAST client today officially. Getting a spray tan, that will hopefully last until labor (so I don’t feel too gross when I am in the hospital). Then I have lots of blogs and other computer stuff to catch up on! I haven’t been on here since yesterday afternoon. I will catch up between squats and jax πŸ˜‰ Oh, and maybe a nap because I was up at 4am and couldn’t fall back asleep πŸ™

 

TTYL!

 

xxoo

 

Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

32 Comments

  • Reply Suzanne Williams

    I can’t believe the waiting game at the end. I hope you get to have a nice Easter meal w/ your family and then….Good luck! Maybe once you stop waiting, it will happen. You know, just try to take your mind off of when and where and maybe it will just happen.
    Suzanne Williams

    April 21, 2011 at 10:23 am
    • Reply laury

      I’m trying but it’s getting harder the more time I have on my hands haha

      April 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply allison

    I love stability ball pikes:):) I dont love sticking my butt in the air with all the creepers at the gym hahah i always look for a wall i can go next to lol:)

    My b-day is 4/27 and its a great day so thats my guess:):)

    April 21, 2011 at 10:37 am
    • Reply laury

      that’s my due date!

      April 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm
  • Reply Holly @ The Runny Egg

    I finally tried that multi green kombucha — it took me a while but I started to really like it! Homemade is still my favorite!

    April 21, 2011 at 10:48 am
    • Reply laury

      I am freaked about how the home made stuff will taste? I like the flavored stuff…gotta get my hands on a mother shroom one of these days and try it.

      April 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Sophia @ Raven Waves

    Thank you so much for the kombucha info!!! I always had so many questions about it since I see it so much in the blogosphere! πŸ™‚ Have a great day, girl!

    April 21, 2011 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

    I’ve never tried Kombucha before but a lot of bloggers swear that it’s tasty. I love that you’re getting a spray tan before going in labor, as if you could be any hotter! Ella’s going to be here any day now how exciting πŸ˜€
    Have a wonderful day gorgeous

    April 21, 2011 at 11:11 am
    • Reply laury

      nothing like a comment like this to boost a chubby almost 10 month prego gal’s ego πŸ˜‰ thanks hahaha

      April 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    I cant believe that both Michael and I guessed the SAME day and neither of us won. I think somebody rigged this game. lol
    I know the feelings all to well with each baby I had. The feelings of feeling like you are ready. But the truth is you will NEVER feel ready. ever. Because it isnt something you have done before so you cant really know. I used to need sleep like crazy and honest, no joke, my worst fear was that I wasnt going to be able to handle if the baby was up all the time and I got no sleep. but you are right, you just do it and when they arrive you just adjust and now, Im like hardcore Mom. Rnning on enough sleep to be healthy but its minimal. πŸ™‚ And I feel better than I did before. But also, I always thought it was weird when they send me home from the hospital each time. I was like, I can just walk out the door with this baby? Like isnt anyone going to make sure I have somewhere to go, or that we are good people and not sychos, or do a background check or something. They laugh and say, nope, just go. Your done here. It was always so weird to me. hahaha
    I love multi green kombucha but I DID NOT KNOW that you were only supposed to have 1/3 at a time. I only get them here and there but when I do get one I down that sucker like no ones business. OOOOPS. Im glad I read this!
    Enjoy your spray tan chica! Crossing my fingers you are not on here tomorrow doing a post, and having a baby!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:46 am
    • Reply laury

      You are super momma!! Yes, I think it’s going to be SO weird leaving the hospital with her! Wow. So many things, it’s just CRAZY. A miracle, you created this person, carry them around in your belly then they are born and you are responsible for them. Good thing I have had your input along the way, it’s been so helpful!!!!!!!! xo

      April 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    once again… *psyhos* not *sychos* I obv. love to spell check if you cant tell.

    April 21, 2011 at 11:48 am
    • Reply laury

      hahaha…I know whacha meant, happens to me all the time πŸ˜‰

      April 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Molly @ MollyRunsFresh

    I do those stability ball pikes at the gym as part of a core circuit and they are killer! I also had no idea how acidic kombucha tea is. I need to pick up a bottle from the health food store but I will make sure I only drink a small amount since I’ve never had it and my stomach already gets acid-y from my coffee consumption!

    April 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Ah, so so exciting Laury!! You’ll be ready even if you think you aren’t! πŸ™‚

    My first night bringing Adam home from the hospital was so scary! Just knowing that I was responsible for my beautiful little boy was so emotional and overwhelming – but after that first night it was smooth sailing! πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply laury

      I know that I will be so emotional too!

      April 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    You’re going to be the best looking new mom in hospital Laury! I love stability ball pikes but haven’t done them in a while. I think I’ll add em to my workout tomorrow!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Keri

    I have been wanting to try this move but I am always afraid to attempt it in the gym because I think I am going to fall over!!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply laury

      you DEF won’t You’re so strong!

      April 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I love kombucha! I make my own and it’s great! I haven’t experimented with different flavors but I have added it to my homemade apple juice for some great bubbly!

    SB pikes are hard! I always feel when I’m in the pike position that I’m going to lose my balance but so far so good!

    Good luck this weekend and hopefully your wait will be over soon:)

    April 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply (what runs) Lori

    Hooray! for spray tans! Honestly, being somewhat dark just feels SO much better. πŸ˜‰

    Your last client?! So do you plan on starting back up when you get some baby time in? I bet a break will be wonderful.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply thehealthyapron

    I’ve never had that beverage before and I’ve been meaning to try it out! I’m still thinking you will be due on May 2nd!!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Hungry Dancer

    Aw your last client!! That is so crazy! LOVE kombucha!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Caree @ Fit-Mama

    I have never tried kombucha before! I need to though!

    I definitely need to try out that move!

    April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun

    Those last few days are so rough emotionally. You go from being VERY ready to “oh crap…it’s really almost here!”. You’re going to do great when the times comes. I have no doubt!

    April 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    • Reply laury

      thanks, Tina. It’s always good to hear from experience!

      April 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    the multi green is the ONLY flavor i can’t drink lol. i love the gingerade one though! happy last day of training! time to enjoy the ride πŸ™‚ best of luck and hope baby comes soon! i also love the fact that you are getting a spray tan so you won’t feel too gross in the hospital lol…it’s adorable haha!

    April 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply susan

    Spray tans are great aren’t they, I’m pasty white at the moment. Hope you get some rest over the Easter weekend, I wonder if Ella will arrive next week, the weekend or early May!

    April 22, 2011 at 12:57 am
  • Reply Alisa Fleming

    Once she arrives, the last thing on your mind will be if you’re ready, you just will be!!

    April 22, 2011 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Very Berry Day

    […] ^so yummy and healthy but make sure you only drink 1/3 per day! […]

    July 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply The New Boooch

    […] it was)…she said it actually had more of the probiotics in it. I also asked if it could potentially causeΒ  acidosis if drinken in excess, like kombucha. She claimed it did not. I discussed how you should only drink a small amount of […]

    July 28, 2011 at 7:36 am
  • Leave a Reply