As you guys know, I’ve been trying to stay very active during this pregnancy. It has NOT been easy, but I’ve been doing the best I can. I was on a weight loss journey prior to getting pregnant and I was actively exercising 3-4 times a week. I was on a good routine and program with Rachel, my personal trainer, and so when I found out we were expecting baby #2, I wanted to maintain what I’d already started.
Being healthy is the MOST important thing to me this pregnancy. I’m not stressing about weight or anything like that… I’m just being careful of what I eat and trying to stay as active as possible. It’s not always easy, especially on days when I’m really tired or nauseous… but I am doing what I can!
In these first 16 and a half weeks, I’ve learned a few tips that I thought might be helpful for anyone else who is exercising during their pregnancy OR for anyone who wants to become pregnant and stay active!
I hope these tips are helpful! I’m certainly no expert, but these are things Rachel and my midwives have shared with me…
1. Check with your healthcare provider first. Especially if you haven’t already been exercising previously…
2. Take plenty of rest breaks in between sets.
3. If you get your heartrate up and pumping, let it come back down before starting a new exercise.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Don’t overdo it or push yourself beyond your normal limits (especially with weight training).
I hope these tips were helpful! Any tips that YOU would add to the list?