Happy Thirsty Thursday!
Still pregnant here 😉
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.
- Maximizing nutrient absorption
- During Pregnancy–Prevents constipation that so many pregnant women complain about
- 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, 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 😉
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 😉 Oh, and maybe a nap because I was up at 4am and couldn’t fall back asleep 🙁