Let’s talk motivation to workout during pregnancy. I’m going to be real with you, when you are sick, tired and growing a human, workouts are probably the LAST thing you want to do.
I get it....
I spent the first 21 weeks of my pregnancy hugging the toilet. Morning sickness makes things really difficult. Between the fatigue, and ever changing symptoms getting in a workout can be low on the list. While there are some Do’s and Don’ts for working out while pregnant. The benefits far outweigh any minor risks.
Here are my tips for getting in workouts even when it’s the LAST THING you want to do:
Opt for something short and sweet. A 15-20 min workout or even a short walk a few times a week can make a big difference in the long run.
Practice TVA breathing, kegals or do some stretching. These workouts have a lot of benefits with minimal effort.
Invite a friend to meet for a workout. Having the distraction of someone there can help you take your mind off of how crappy you feel.
Think of your workouts as a natural energy booster. Chances are you will feel better after getting in movement.
Focus on the benefits. Staying active during your pregnancy is beneficial to your healthy and your baby on the way.
Invest in a pair (or two) of maternity leggings or a pair that is high waisted in a size larger. Comfort is key during your workouts.
There are so many benefits from working out for both you, and your baby. Research shows that women who exercise regularly during their pregnancy gain 7lbs less than those who don’t. while still staying within the healthy weight-gain range. Other benefits include reduces risk of constipation, less aches & pains, AND more energy to get you through your day.
My Fit Mom Method program provides prenatal safe workouts you can do in 10-30 minutes from home. Plus provides a nutritional recommendation to help you stay in a healthy weight range.