The following post is sponsored by Skinny Cow®.
When it comes to being pregnant, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with to-do list after to-do list. #amirite?
But, I’ve made it my mission to take a little “me time” everyday, no matter how busy we actually are. If I don’t, I know I will self combust and that would not be good for anyone!
Today I’m teaming up with Skinny Cow to share my “secret” to living the impossibly good life. And what is that secret exactly? How do I manage to make time for MYSELF on these crazy busy and exhausting days?
I’m sure you could have already guessed it.
Evening walks are my restorative time, my time to refocus for the day, reflect on the day, my prayer time, and my time to just think quiet thoughts, all to myself. And with Truckee. Sometimes I just talk to her, but don’t tell. She is a perfectly unbiased listener.
On Instagram I’ve been diligently keeping up with my “milage” thus far this pregnancy, and I’m excited to be able to look back at when I was most active, what I did, and how much I was able to exercise.
I’ve learned that in pregnancy you want to be able to indulge your sweet tooth, but not feel guilty about it. Pregnancy isn’t the time to eat a gallon of ice cream in one sitting, contrary to popular belief, but rather continuing to practice moderation is best for both you AND baby. Skinny Cow helps you treat yo self, without feeling bad about it later, or giving your little one too much of a sugar rush! Now don’t get me wrong, pregnancy is also not the time to go on a diet, but these sweet treats by Skinny Cow help me maintain the perfect balance!
Treat Yo Self!
I recently tried a few of their products and am HOOKED! I don’t know why I waited so long to try Skinny Cow, but oh em geeze, where have these been all my life?! NOT IN MY PANTRY IS WHERE!
Exhibit A: Crazy amazing, chocolaty ice cream bars. Or, Triple Chocolate Ripple Ice Cream Bars. The perfect treat to take on a short, hot walk to make things a little cooler!
Exhibit B: Crack filled chocolate caramel pieces of Heaven. AKA a pregnant girl’s dream. Also AKA, Divine Filled Chocolates.
Exhibit C: Delightfully refreshing coffee pick me up. Even Adam loves these! Iced coffee isn’t just for us ladies!
Other secrets to how I’ve treated myself during pregnancy?
- Catching up on my guilty pleasure shows…this is one of the last times I’ll have the chance to prop my feet up and watch a full season of Pretty Little Liars if I want to.
- Pedicures and manicures with new nail polish just because. The other day I bought some new colors of Essie simply because I could.
- Getting to work early and starting the day with a relaxing playlist. I love getting into the office before the hustle and bustle of the day starts. It’s the perfect way to squeeze in a little extra me time.
- Reading in bed. I’ve fully taken advantage of early bedtimes lately. Lighting a candle, putting on some Bon Iver, and reading a good book is a fool proof recipe for a successful night’s sleep.
So what’s your secret? How do you treat yo self? Have you ever tried any Skinny Cow® products?
Share YOUR #SkinnyCowSecret by tagging @TheSkinnyCow on Twitter to receive a sweet treat from Skinny Cow!