By now y’all know I am due with #2! I wanted to write this blog for those of you out there that might be pregnant already, are thinking about becoming preggo, or have had kids! First off, you are BEAUTIFUL! Don’t fear about your changing body, embrace it and allow me to give you some tips about having a fit pregnancy.
There are 4 rules of thumb I like to consider when working out and being preggo-
When considering what type of workout, think about what would make you feel the best. Is that spinning, lifting weights, swimming, or yoga? Pick an exercise that you enjoy and can maintain throughout your pregnancy.
Time is precious! When pregnant and working out, I like to keep with my normal routine, but perform the exercises quicker at max intensity (lower weight) This will help with blood sugar regulation, increase metabolism, better sleep, and improve cardiovascular health.
You are fearless! Get intense! Here is the rule- if you can’t hold a conversation with the person next to you, you are over working and need to back off to allow better oxygen flow to you and your baby. If you can breathe and feel great, push it and be a boss!
How often should you get your sweat on? Most doctors will tell you if were active and working out before you became pregnant, then you have the green light to continue the same regimen. Just be mindful and listen to your body. If you are sore or tired, take a rest day.
So, what is right for you? You know your body and are in tune more than anyone. Be smart, be determined, and be proud of that growing bump and know you are sexy and glowing! (Note: always stay well hydrated and consult with your doctor with any questions)