What’s Your Bathroom Routine?
By Meggan Larson
So much gets done in the bathroom, doesn’t it? Showers, blow drying, washing your face, brushing your teeth, moisturizing, shaving, contemplating life choices, etc. To be honest, the bathroom is one place in my house I spend a significant amount of time in. You may be asking yourself where I’m going with this and you’d have every right to.
The real thing I want you to know is…
Are you pooping? I know, I know. Bathroom talk can be awkward, but seriously, it’s important! Irregular (ahem) movements can be a huge contributing factor to weight gain or stalls. If you’re not pooping regularly then there’s a problem. Bloating, gas, cramps, pain ~ those are all signs that something is not quite right. Some simple ways to help get things going are to:
- Eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, etc)
- Drink more water (like seriously, you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces on the daily)
- Start your day with hot lemon water (this helps to get things moving! I recommend adding a drop of Lemon Vitality EO)
- A good probiotic can help too (I highly recommend Life 9 from Young Living)
- Take regular walks
It’s not super hard to make your bathroom routine quick and easy but it’s important to stay on top of it. If you’re still trying to lose weight then this can be a very important factor. And honestly, just for your overall health, pooping is so very crucial. It’s essential to get the yucky stuff out of your system so that only the good stuff is left. I hope these tips were helpful to you! Happy pooping!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her five year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!