Motherhood

Our first trip to the emergency room

Wow, what a 24 hours it’s been! I arrived at daycare yesterday just after someone shut Will’s finger in a door. I rushed him straight to emergency at 6pm, the pitch of his screams causing me to drive in the bus lane and commit a speeding offence. I wet myself rushing in only to realise there is no need to rush because no one actually acts like there’s an emergency going on. Will refused to sit so I had to walk him around and around and around. I really regretted not wearing my Garmin because I clocked up a lot of steps in that waiting room.

Finally an X-ray at 8pm but because I’m pregnant I had to hide behind the glass while two people held Will down, stopping him from reaching to me. I’m not sure which one of us was traumatised more! Pete arrived at 8:30pm saving the day with clean nickers, a nappy, a bottle of milk and a dummy. It’s the little things. 

At 10pm we received confirmation that Will was fine, which we had already guessed because it had been 4 hours and he had started to move his chubby little index.

All I could think when we left was how lucky we are to get free healthcare and how humbling it was to look around the emergency room at parents I would usually judge, knowing that I’m the one that arrived totally unprepared, stunk of pee and was unable to control my child.

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Wellness challenge

Wellness Challenge: Week 10

This week our focus is on the law of attraction, cutting back on sugar & getting a fitness buddy. 

MIND

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m into the law of attraction. If you aren’t aware of the law of attraction then at it’s core it means ‘like attracts like’. So if you think positive thoughts, you bring positivity into your life. If you think negative thoughts, you bring negativity into your life. If you haven’t read or watched the secret by Rhonda Burns then watch it ASAP, or at least watch the trailer on YouTube. As soon as I watched this movie I was hooked on manifesting and it really does work! So this week we are going to be positive ALL THE TIME. Optimism is our home girl.

BODY

By committing to this wellness challenge I was able to stay motivated but once this is over I still want to feel accountable to keep progressing. The challenge this week is to get a fitness buddy. I was lucky enough last week to be gifted a garmin health tracker by my wonderful husband. Although our conflicting schedules don’t allow us to work out together; because we were able to link our Garmin’s we can keep track of each others fitness so he’s my fitness buddy from now on. If you are in Perth then you should look into group fitness classes with Buff girls Bayswater. They have babysitters too so there’s no excuse not to go!

NUTRITION

The nutrition challenge this week is to cut down on added sugars. Sarah Moore has an excellent post on how to check labels for hidden sugars. If you have a serious sugar addiction then maybe consider trying something like the I quit sugar program. Use the code SUGAR10 at checkout to get 10% off an 8 week program.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Practice gratitude daily.
  11. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  12. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  13. Stretch every morning.
  14. Consciously consume probiotics.
  15. Laugh it off.
  16. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.
  17. Having ‘me time’.
  18. Set yourself a physical challenge.
  19. Healthy snacking.
  20. Goal setting for when the challenge is over.
  21. Yoga it up.
  22. Cook from scratch.
  23. Practice the law of attraction.
  24. Get a fitness buddy.
  25. Cut back on added sugars.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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Wellness

Wellness Goals

I’ve really enjoyed the wellness challenge and I’m looking forward to leading a healthier lifestyle because of it. I have to be completely honest, I didn’t love everything in the wellness challenge, set workouts definitely aren’t my thing and I wasn’t feeling the yoga. I was surprised at how effective the breathing exercises were and how much I enjoyed the stretching. Wellness goal’s I have set for myself moving forward…

MIND

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Go to bed earlier.
  3. Practice gratitude daily.

BODY

  1. Do pelvic floor exercises often.
  2. Get moving every single day.
  3. Increase incidental exercise.

NUTRITION

  1. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  2. Make healthier food choices.
  3. Limit caffeine and no coffee after 12pm.
  4. Healthy snacking.
  5. Consciously consume probiotics.

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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Wellness Challenge: Week 9

This week our focus is on Goal Setting, yoga and cooking from scratch. 

MIND

This week we are going to set some future goals for ourselves that encompass our mind, body and nutrition. By now you should have a good idea of what works for you and it’s important to be realistic moving forward. In an ideal world, you would continue doing all the challenges weekly but by simplifying our goals, we are more likely to stick to them. Try to set 3 goals for your mind, 3 goals for your body and 5 goals for your nutrition that you will stick to each week. I’ll post later in the week about the goals I have set for myself.

BODY

This week we are going to get our yoga on. Now that I have complete Placenta Previa I need to be more careful about what exercises I’m doing and yoga is safe during pregnancy. If you haven’t done yoga before then I encourage you to attend a class, I really loved Bikram yoga but it’s not recommended for preggo’s so I’m going to blow the dust off my wii fit and get involved. If you don’t have time to attend a class then find some inspiration on YouTube.

NUTRITION

The nutrition challenge this week is to cook from scratch and when I say scratch, I mean completely from scratch. I started predominately cooking from scratch years ago when I was coming out of my ‘raw food phase’ but I’ve been a little lazy lately, adding in packet flavors or using sauces with wraps so I’m looking forward to getting back into that. Sarah Moore has some great recipes over on her blog and even has an amazing vegan mayonaise recipe that I’ve been keen to try.

SUMMARY

  1. Say a positive mantra often.
  2. Do pelvic floor exercises regularly.
  3. Drink a minimum of 2L (or more) of water every day.
  4. Make healthier food choices.
  5. Practice breathing & mindfulness.
  6. Eat more vegetables.
  7. Go to bed earlier.
  8. Get moving every single day.
  9. Cut back on caffeine. No caffeine after 12pm.
  10. Practice gratitude daily.
  11. Switch from white to wholegrains.
  12. Meditate for 5 minutes each day.
  13. Stretch every morning.
  14. Consciously consume probiotics.
  15. Laugh it off.
  16. Switch from unhealthy fats to healthy fats.
  17. Having ‘me time’.
  18. Set yourself a physical challenge.
  19. Healthy snacking.
  20. Goal setting for when the challenge is over.
  21. Yoga it up.
  22. Cook from scratch.

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram while completing your wellness challenges this week!

xxx That Gypsy Mum xxx

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