Working Out During Your Pregnancy
Next up in our Fit Mom To-Be series is how to workout during your pregnancy.
Exercise seems to be overlooked as an important part of a healthy pregnancy.
Many think “I can ‘t workout…it’ll harm the baby!” I’ve been told multiple times by multiple people, “you can’t lift weights while pregnant!” The truth is you can and you should! The rule of thumb is whatever you were doing before you got pregnant is okay to continue during pregnancy, as long as you feel good doing it.
That means if you were not lifting any weights before becoming pregnant, now is not the time to start. That is why it is sooo important to be exercising all the time, and if you know you are planning to become pregnant, get as healthy as you can prior to.
American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Jesa Culy, BS, led me through this awesome workout that anyone can perform while pregnant. Since this workout doesn’t involve much weight lifting (mostly body weight), anyone can start this workout at any time. It is geared specifically towards pregnancy and taking certain precautions into consideration, such as not exercising on your back (pronated position) starting in your second trimester. It also focuses on strengthening certain muscles and muscle groups that will get used more during pregnancy.
Have you tried this workout? If so, we would love to hear your thoughts and hear about your experience!
Be sure to also check out this video for nutrition tips during pregnancy: Fit Mom To-Be: Eating for Two
If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant and need help putting together a well-rounded workout plan or nutrition plan, set up a No Obligation Consultation now! We will sit down with you for a free 30-minute appointment to discuss your goals, where you currently stand and map out a plan for you. What have you got to lose except the unhealthy habits?!