Lets not sugarcoat this. Everyone knows it can ruin your teeth and cause gum disease. Excess amounts of sugar are stored in the liver as glycogen. When the liver is too full, the excess amounts return to the bloodstream as fatty acids. Hello weight gain. If you are nursing or pregnant, you need to be consuming extra calories to keep up with your baby’s demand. Don’t let them come from empty calories like refined sugar that do nothing beneficial for us or our babies.
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Today is the last day of your food diary challenge! If you’ve been keeping one please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be entered to win a £50 Waitrose gift card. I hope you’ve found this exercise as eye-opening as I have.
Reminder: no classes on Monday or Tuesday. Brian and I are taking our first (long overdue) trip alone in 3+ years! We will be back for class on Thursday.
Here is a fun reverse ladder workout to try on Monday or Tuesday to keep the momentum going. Get your babies down for a nap, pull out a mat and just.do.it.
5 minutes cardio: (1 minute high knees, 1 minute jumping jacks, 1 minute front kicks, 1 minute cross country skis, 1 minute run in place)
4 minutes lower body: (1 minute walking lunges, 1 minute mountain climbers, repeat)
3 minutes upper body: (10 seconds push-ups, 10 seconds tricep dips, rest for 10 seconds, repeat for 3 minutes)
2 minutes: (30 seconds squats, 30 seconds jump squats, repeat)
1 minute: hold plank (chin up, abs in)
Repeat 2x for a 30 minute workout or 3x for a 45 minute workout.
Stretch thoroughly and hydrate!
Thanks again for another fantastic week. It has been fun breaking a sweat with so many wonderful people and adorable babies!