How to prep for pregnancy (besides kegels!)

Google “preconception exercise”. I bet the main thing you’ll see is to make sure you’re doing kegels. And while that’s not inherently wrong, there's nuance to it. Many women have overactive pelvic floors, meaning that kegels may not be beneficial at all.

There are SO many other things you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy, which you can read about in the blog Six Exercises to Prepare for Pregnancy [that aren't kegels!]

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3 Ways to Sleep Better

These 3 things are the FASTEST ways to improve your sleep. Of course, there may be other underlying issues to address, but this is a darn good place to start right now.

1. Get 10-20 minutes of morning sunshine! This is how you advance your circadian rhythm so that you get tired earlier in the evening. If it's freezing outside, bundle up! It's not your skin that matters in this situation. Your EYES are all that need to get that morning sun for sleep's sake.

2. NO CAFFEINE after 12 pm. It takes most people ten hours for your body to metabolize caffeine and get it out of your body. Some people it takes even longer! So if you're still not falling asleep quickly, you might want to cut caffeine altogether.

3. Eliminate blue light OR wear blue blockers after dark to block all light that is disruptive for sleep. I dare you to try not to fall asleep watching Netflix with these bad boys on!

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By Lexie Gray

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Pumpkin Chai Latte

This easy latte has all the holiday feels without any of the added junk!

By Lexie Gray

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Paleo Collagen Cinnamon Rolls

Need a fun Christmas breakfast? Pair Lexie's cinnamon rolls with eggs & bacon for the perfect start to your day!

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Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies

Normally I have a strict “chocolate chip cookie only” policy. But this is the PERFECT holiday treat and the only cookie I’d cheat on chocolate chip with.

By Lexie Gray

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12 Days of Christmas Workouts

We're all short on time throughout the holidays, but that doesn't mean we can't take some time for ourselves. This mini challenge is just 12 minutes of movement for 12 days to keep you moving and sane throughout the craziness this month can bring.

And what's more fun than dancing to Christmas music throughout your workout? Nothing. That's what.

By Lexie Gray

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Common Push Up Mistakes & Progressions

Are you making these common push up mistakes? Try working on your form using the progressions here!

By Lexie Gray

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Purple Sweet Potato Casserole

Want to mix up your potatoes for Thanksgiving this year? This side dish is beautiful, easy, and so delicious!

By Lexie Gray

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Habit Builder

2021 is almost over, but you don't have to wait until the new year to start new habits! Use this template to help you create sustainable habits you can actually stick with.

By Lexie Gray

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