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5 Ways to Physically Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy

If you've made the decision to embark on the journey of pregnancy, you probably have a million questions and concerns running through your head as you move into this phase of planning and trying. And as a busy, parent-to-be who values fitness and well-being, you may be wondering about how this is all going to affect and change you body.  I know for me, personally, it was the reason I got into this work. I spent 10 years in NYC as a professional modern dancer and the changes my body was going to go through during pregnancy was a big concern. That may sound vain, but my body was my business. I had spent my entire life training and strengthening it to be able to rehearse and perform. I wasn’t willing to risk injury or not being able to return to dancing in postpartum.  And here’s the most important thing I learned: PREVENTION IS KEY.   If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or already trying, now is the time to start taking some proactive steps to physically prepare your body f

Healthy Pregnancy Snack Attack!

  We all know that pregnancy has the potential to be a wild (and wonderful) ride.  As with all wild and wonderful things, it's important to make sure you're fueling your body with all the right things to enjoy the ride.  That's why I'm a HUGE lover of snacking.  Especially if you are busy and not always making the time to sit and eat a properly balanced mea.l.  Snacking is a great way to sneak in extra nutrients, keep up your energy and curb nausea!  Check out this list I've put together and if you take the time to plan ahead, you'll be well on your way to reaching for nutrition fixes when in the midst of a snack attack!  Here are a few of my favs: Greek yogurt with berries   Think, protein, calcium, and antioxidants all packed into a satisfying sweet snack. Hummus and veggies Hummus is a great source of protein and healthy fats.   It's the perfect way to spruce up raw veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers. It's also been said that "crunch