It’s March, and sadly I have yet to make that effort to eat healthier or exercise.
I know I need to kick my butt into shape, and more importantly I need to improve my overall health.
I am no longer pregnant, and Athena is now 11 weeks old. I really have no excuse, except that I have been lazy about it.
Right before I had her, I suffered from my first Gallbladder attack. I can honestly say it was more painful then a labor contraction. At least with contractions, there is a short period of time in between to relax. With a Gallbladder attack, it’s just one continuous pain that flows throughout your chest and back.
My midwife told me that I needed to stay away from pork or pork products for at least 6 weeks after she was born. Even though I did, I still continued to have more attacks after she was born.
I know it’s mostly due to what I am eating, and the fact that I am overweight. As if the attacks weren’t bad enough, my bowel movements have also been irregular and lets just say…not fun.
Besides cutting out certain foods and drinking more water, I knew I needed to get more probiotics into my body, so I bought some Activia yogurt that contains live cultures.
Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain a healthy digestive system. They contribute to a healthy microflora and support immune system function.
I still continue to take my VitaFusion Prenatal Vitamins daily, but never thought about trying probiotics (in a pill form), until I heard of new 4X Pro-B Digestive Care Natural Probiotic, which promotes gastrointestinal health and helps balance your digestive system.
I was sent a 3-week supply to try. I can honestly say, I have noticed a difference. I haven’t had a single attack, or any pains at all. Not to mention, my bowel movements have finally become regular again. I just feel better. Plus, it is so much easier to take one of these every day then to try and eat a ton of yogurt.
Compare 4x Pro-B to Align.
One thing I was nervous about was being able to take it while breastfeeding the baby. Since it is probiotics, just like in food, it is completely safe.
You can purchase 4x Pro-B at Costco.com for only $21.99. Each box contains a 9-week supply. That’s less then $2.50 a week to help keep your digestive system in track.
Now that I am feeling better, my goal is to work on not eating out (as usual) and getting in at least 20 minutes of exercise on the Kinect or even walks as the weather gets nicer. Small steps.
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