Maintaining a Fit Pregnancy with the Help of My Family

Sunday, June 21, 2015

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I feel like I could literally do a happy dance now that summer is finally here.  My life can finally slow down and I can focus my time on my family without the hustle and bustle of the school year.  I love that I can spend the days with Cohen and Lola, enjoying things that I can't normally do with them while I work.  Even though I'm pregnant, I have continued with my active and healthy lifestyle.  I also think it's important to include the family too, so that's why I make my exercise regime a family activity!  Since going to the gym is a difficult option, every morning I round up the troops and we will take off on a two mile walk around the neighborhood.  I love this tradition - Cohen rides his bike, Lola points out the airplanes and ducks, and Brady gets his overweight puggle butt moving.  It's fun bonding time plus we all start our day off on the right foot - and let's be honest, tired kiddos means better nap time.  Better nap time means happy mama, so it's a win for everyone!

But the mom in me knows I need to always be prepared.  So I decided to put together a Summer Sack of resources that can help us with those inevitable bumps, bruises and nuisances that may occur along the way.  I wanted something I could just grab and go for any outdoor adventure we go on, but especially for our morning walks.  I made sure to stock up on these necessities on a recent trip to Walgreens.

 What might I include in this Summer Sack you are wondering? 
Well, thanks to Johnson & Johnson Healthy Essentials I was able to stock up on the following goodies:

--Children's Benadryl -- Poor Lola has been suffering from seasonal allergies and the sniffles and sneezies always seem to be worse in the morning.  I made sure that I put Children's Benadryl in the kit so she can run and get her stink out without feeling congested and start her day off right. 

--Band-Aid Flex Fabric strips and Neosporin Ointment -- Any moms with boys understand the importance of carrying these two things wherever you go!  Cohen is like a walking accident (and I may also be a clumsy mess these days as well), but especially as he pretends to be a motorcycle racer on his bike. A simple clean up with a Band-Aid and Neosporin can make the boo boo go away and get us back to moving in no time!

--Neutrogena Pure&Free Baby Sunscreen -- First thing in the morning, that summer sun is hot!  So I make sure to lather up the kids so we can walk, talk and ride without worrying about the horrid sunburn.  I love this sunscreen too because of the gentle ingredients. I know if it's safe for kids then it's safe for this pregnant mom too!

The Summer Sack fits perfectly in the basket of the stroller, diaper bag or even my glove compartment of my car.  I can rest assured knowing I'm prepared as we adventure into whatever activity will accompany our healthy lifestyle choices for the day.  Plus it saves me time since it's already put together and I don't have to rush around the house looking for the things every time we venture out and about.  Johnson & Johnson has been a name that we can trust and now we are prepared to mend those unexpected scrapes and burns and keep going along the way!

But another great incentive for staying fit and healthy during this pregnancy has been the rewards I have been earning with the Balance Rewards for healthy choices program at Walgreens.  I can earn points not only by purchasing Johnson & Johnson Healthy Essential products but also for activities like walking, running or even riding my bike.  It has been the perfect program to help me maintain my healthy lifestyle this pregnancy as well as great motivation to get up and moving on the days when I just don't quite feel like it.  Plus it's so easy to use because I downloaded the Balance Rewards for healthy choices app right to my phone.  This makes it super convenient to track my choices and activities right away so I don't forget about it because as you moms know, that pesky Pregnancy Brain is no joke!  I even earned 20 points by recording my first activity and another 250 points when I set my first goal and connected my mobile device to the app - I'm not kidding, it really is that easy!

Remaining active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle has always been important to me, but even more so when I'm pregnant.  But I choose to make it a fun activity for my family because I want to create a positive example for my kids.  I want them to choose to be active and enjoy the summer weather as much as they can and remain healthy about it.  It's about living well and enjoying the family as well as keeping up with one another!

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