Exercising while pregnant is not easy – especially when you get to the third trimester. During my first and the beginning of my second trimesters, I had no problem walking 2 miles every day, swimming, doing barre exercises, etc. That has all changed. I’m 30 weeks pregnant and I’m doing good if I make it a mile at a strolling pace. I just have to keep telling myself that anything is better than nothing.
I have found that it is so much easier to swim. It takes the pressure off of you and makes you feel light which is a wonderful feeling at this point in the pregnancy. It is so much easier on my back and I still get in a great workout.
I’ve looked into prenatal yoga and it is great for meditation and relaxation, however, I’m more of a cardio girl. I enjoy upbeat workouts that make me want to push myself, and yoga just doesn’t do it for me. I enjoy yoga a lot more when I’m not pregnant and can actually bend.
Bottom line: Anything is better than nothing. There will be plenty of time to push myself and work off these pounds after baby H gets here.
What worked for you during your pregnancy?