20 WEEKS TO BLISS
YOUR 20-WEEK GUIDE TO A HAPPIER PREGNANCY
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Fitness: Squats + Rotations, 10-20 reps
Stand in a comfortable wide squat (sticking your booty slightly back) with your arms out in front (holding an exercise band or hand towel). Exhale as you stand (keeping your glutes engaged), rotating towards your right as your left leg and toe pivot with you, allowing you to rotate your hips easily and to reach your arms up overhead. You should feel a light core connection, your booty working, and a lengthening of your spine. Inhale as you return to your starting squat position. Then rotate to your left, making sure that your right leg and toe pivot with you.
Credited: Erica Ziel, Knocked-Up Fitness
Superfood of the Day: Eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein and amino acids for you and baby-to-be. Also, eggs provide omega-3 fats that babies need to help develop their brain and enhance their vision. Enjoy eggs in an omelet or frittata. Also, hardboiled eggs cut up in a salad can be an extra treat!
Yoga: Supported Yoga Squat
Labor and delivery is coming! Preparing your body to do what it does is so valuable. This supported yoga squat does just that. You can use yoga blocks or a stack of towels to allow extra support. Open, open, open!
Credited: Elyse Falzone, Awaken Your Soul
Fitness: 30-Minute Walk
Recommended: Use BellyBuds paired with Journey into Pregnancy,
Guided Explorations Into the 3rd Trimester by WavHello.
Taking a walk out in nature brings a calm, loving energy to your system. You and your baby will feel it. Look at the flowers, smell the air, and feel the breeze. When you awaken your senses, your body comes alive and rejuvenation occurs. Walking for just 30 minutes during your pregnancy will help keep your heart strong and muscles toned.
Beauty: Bra Support
Help support your breasts during your pregnancy by buying a one-size-bigger sports bra, which will add support during the day, as well as during the night while you sleep.