I want you to know that I’m writing this post because I think being fit is extremely important, not just for yourself but for everyone around you. As a pregnant momma, you have an even bigger need. You’re building a baby. Your body should be as strong as it can be.
I want to help. I know pregnancy isn’t all baby showers and cake. I can’t be. Otherwise, we’d all be in a world of hurt. From one pregnant momma to another, I’m challenging you to overcome the mental barriers you’ve put up (i.e. the excuses) and get moving. To help you out, I’ve provided a few reasons why these excuses should not be strong enough to keep you from moving.
Excuse: Since I wasn’t working out before I got pregnant I better not start now.
Being pregnant should serve as even more of a reason why you should start. Now I’m not suggesting that you go run a marathon. Start small. Try taking walks, do some light weights or resistance training. If you’re nervous, try some low impact activities like the elliptical or swimming.
Make a plan, set a goal to get active a few times a week and stick to it. Believe me when I say that I understand your hesitation. Being pregnant is tough in many ways, both mentally and physically but if you can overcome during this hectic period, just think how much stronger you’ll be and ready to take on any challenge.
Fit Pregnancy and Parenting is a great resource for us momma’s and moms-to-be. There are exercise videos and great tips for getting it all done.
There are also plenty of online resources to help you. I wanted to just provide a few to help you out. During the course of my pregnancy (16 weeks currently), I’ll also be providing some short sweet workouts you can do to get active so stay tuned.
Mom’s Mundane Workout. This workout is for everyone! It’s easy and works into your current day.
Amanda over at Fit Pregnancy and Parent provides great tips and workouts you can do! Visit…
Check with your doctor but don’t be afraid to ask and get moving.
Excuse: I can’t see results while I’m pregnant so why should I keep working out?
Please remember what is going on right now. You are building a human. That means that your body is changing and yes, that means some weight gain but it is only temporary.
The scale is not the only way to measure success.
I actually look at this as an opportunity to make great strides in my strength. I don’t do ab work during pregnancy but I do pretty much everything else. I made great strides in overall strength during my last pregnancy which I think helped contribute to the speed I was able to pick up afterwards.
Muscle-heads call it the “Bulking Phase” and I think that’s no more appropriate than for us. The best part about out…when the pregnancy is over, you’re left with more lean muscle which will help you burn calories faster. You’ll be back to you in no time, just a stronger more awesome version of yourself.
What’s your best tip for our momma’s to be to stay fit during pregnancy? What did you during your pregnancy?
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