Being pregnant, although MasyaAllah, is nothing short of amazing, can sometimes play havoc on my energy level. Even with my second pregnancy, I do feel a little bit sluggish and just want to sleep-in all day especially when I have this freedom to be working from home. No punch-card or bosses to tell me to get into the office early and start working!

I was bouncing this question off my hubby a couple of weeks back to see what he thinks on how to get that rosy-pregnancy-glow which just screams "ENERGY!". I tried it on for size myself and I think this can help mommies out there to get that energy during pregnancy too.

Ummi, Big Bro Riduan and Baby Angah inside ^_^

This post triggered because I was thinking how different I felt this time around compared to my first pregnancy. In my first trimerster of the first pregnancy, I remember sleeping until 10am or even 11am each morning. I didn't have the energy to get up and go go go! But this time around, I can wake up at 6am and would only need a quick nap at 12 noon to get back on track. And whats more, I don't really sleep THAT early every night. So what's different?

Dreaming on my Vision Board
Just recently, I was getting really annoyed with myself because things that I wanted to happen, wasn't happening. Yes, I am happily pregnant with my second, but there's a whispering in my heart that I should be doing something more...something more to challenge myself. Mentally and spiritually, my energy was just drained. I was researching and looking all over the web for inspiration and time and time again, my searches would always point back to setting a goal. It sounds a little bit repetitive sometimes, but yes, I know that's what I should do.

So I buckled down, reached for Youtube (my go-to reference!) and typed "Zig Zigglar". An avalanche of inspiration landed on top of me! I felt amazing and just brain-dumped whatever I felt at that moment . And here's the result!

Debating if I should put this up for the world to see. Pray for me friends!

I am an image orientated person, so this Dream Board is really helping. Planning to print this out huge and hang it on my bedroom wall. And notice the first green tick mark? Yeay! I achieved that before my own deadline. The adrenaline just rushed in. Thank you Allah for showing me the way!

Working More With Like-minded Lovelies
Not so long ago, my sole concentration on building my home-based business was to get customers a Level 10 results with our Wellness Programs. But then, I started to befriend a number of warm and friendly customers/new-friends who are truly passionate in helping their own circle of influence. And so quite by a stroke fate, I promised one Sunday afternoon to come over to my friend's place to do a Wellness Evaluation on her family and neighbours. So there I went with Little Riduan and Hubby, with a tiny pinch of nervous-ness because I haven't been done this for a long long time! 

Regardless, I went right ahead and before I know it, me and my friend had set up a daily Nutrition Club in her home and I was over at her place as early as 8am everyday! Wow, that really boosted my energy. I was up at 5.30am every morning, pumped up with this amazing energy in my heart, ready to conquer the day. 

    The lovely ladies of our morning Nutrition Club *love!*

    Doubled Up On Nutrition

    Admittedly I only had my 2 shakes a day alongside aloe to calm my digestions and tea for extra energy and I felt really weak earlier on in my second trimester. My husband suggested to ramp up my nutritional intake up to 3 times! This kinda make sense because I am still breastfeeding my first born while pregnant with my 2nd one and the whole ummi-is-pregnant thing is really doing me in. And so I started taking triple of my normal daily Herbalife shakes, drank atleast a minimum of 4 liter of water (I get pretty thirsty but water intake hasn't effected breast milk production as far as I could tell) and made an effort to eat clean which means I try my best to cook at home and even if we do go out for lunch, it means a healthy and colourful meal! Wowz! I got an instant lift in energy. It shows that you really are what you eat ^_^

    Its All A Balancing Act
    Looking back at this post, ENERGY to me is a balanced mix of emotional energy, spiritual energy and physical energy. Just focusing on one of these energies haven't done much for me. When I finally looked inward to see what's going on when I know I should be energetic enough to focus on my day made me realise that being energized is an inward to outward process.

    Share with me: What do you do to energize yourself? Leave a comment here as I would really love to hear from you!

    Happy Monday people! ^_^
    { Aisyah }

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