Since becoming pregnant I have made it a point to maintain my exercise routine. I am working out everyday and also doing at least a 20 minute yoga flow a day.
While I can’t 100% give credit to my fitness and healthy food lifestyle, I can report that I have had zero symptoms of pregnancy. My breasts are a tad sore, and I feel only a little bit more tired than usual, but other than that, I feel absolutely amazing! With my other three pregnancies (I don’t think I worked out the entire nine months and I ate like a pig!) I was already throwing up daily by this far along.
So, I wanted to share with you some of the videos that I have been exercising to over the course of my pregnancy so far 🙂
Prenatal Yoga with Kristin McGee
When it comes to yoga during my prenatal phase of life, I am following along mostly with the video below. The moves are doable and leave me feeling great afterwards. If I don’t do this one, then I search on YouTube for hands free yoga videos, which are also pretty gentle.
My favorite! BodyFit by Amy!
Amy is by far one of my all-time favorite fitness YouTubers around. Her workouts are effective and she explains each move step-by-step. Her prenatal videos are every bit as awesome!
Keeping fit is so important during pregnancy, not only to help stave off some nasty pregnancy symptoms, but also to help keep everything working well inside to help baby with their development and growth.
Here is to a fit and happy pregnancy!
Every now and then in life, something hits the reset button. We start over at a new job, we begin a brand new journey, we fall off the wagon of our healthy lifestyle and have to start from square one.
But I think the biggest reset button of all is having a brand new baby. Particularly when they are a surprise…and you’ve been donating and consigning every thing having to do with raising babies.
Well, guess who hit the reset button? My husband and I! That’s right, we’re expecting baby number 4!
But this reset button is sort of like resetting a video game; each time you reset a game, you are given a fresh slate, another opportunity to do even better during your play time. You now know all the secret passages and hidden Easter eggs in the game. You’ve been there and done that and can play this game like a total rock star!
This time, the hidden Easter egg that I am going to tap into is having a fit and healthy pregnancy. I was just getting serious about my fitness journey again – I had found this motivation that I had never felt before to be healthy, fit, and actually like it!
So I’m bringing this lifestyle with me through my pregnancy. I know I’ll still gain weight, but I’m hoping to make it only what baby needs, and nothing more. I’m feeding my body healthy foods to satisfy cravings (because cravings are mostly a sign of a nutrient deficiency that you need to find a healthy food to help with), and I am keeping up a gentle exercise routine throughout my pregnancy. I’m going to keep walking, doing prenatal yoga (we’ve even nicknamed the baby Yogi Bear <3) but most importantly I’m not going to be swimming in junk food with the over-used excuse of “Well I’m eating for two so that’s why I’m turning into Jabba the Hutt!”
So here is to all the reset buttons we encounter and our decision to embrace the knowledge we have this time to make it the best fresh start of our lives!