Exercising while pregnant has many benefits. Not only do you prevent EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN, but you also SPEED DELIVERY and get into PRE-PREGANCY SHAPE much faster. There are so many great workouts for pregnancy, and I think there is a huge misconception on what you can and cannot do for exercises during pregnancy.
So today, I want to show you one great exercise that you can do while pregnant. During the next few weeks, I will show you a bunch of great exercises that you can do while pregnant.
Take advantage of this time (if its your first pregnancy) to go to the gym and give yourself this time. As when baby is here, you may not have that much time.
So many pregnant women complain of their hips and butt expanding so here is a great exercise you can do while pregnant that will work the butt and back of the thigh. These can be hard as a lot of them are done lying and you can’t do that while pregnant (at least not for long).
I also want to encourage you to make healthy choices when eating.
I know you are probably a little frustrated like most pregnant women, because your OB hasn’t educated you much on Pregnancy Nutrition.
It’s actually quite frustrating for me…….
Aside from giving you a list of foods you should NOT eat, and weighing you in every week, that is pretty much it. And it’s insane because what you eat doesn’t just affect YOU! It affects the baby as well.
Its very easy to say “you have to slow down with your weight gain”, but not give you any tools or resources to help you.
But you have to control what you eat and not use this pregnancy as an excuse to “Eat For 2”. I mean you don’t by any means have to diet. I certainly didn’t and I did allow myself some splurges. I would eat a bagel a week which I normally don’t when I’m not pregnant, I usually stick to oatmeal which I love. But you just have to make GOOD CHOICES. You should want to anyways because everything you are eating now is affecting your little baby. So make good choices girlfriend.
So here is what I’m going to do for you. I’m going to give you a NUTRITION GUIDE with exactly what to eat, all the RECIPES, good SNACK OPTIONS, etc. So that you can get an idea of how you should be eating during your pregnancy so that you can be healthy, be creating the best possible environment for your baby, and so that you don’t gain EXCESS WEIGHT so that you are not super uncomfortable all during pregnancy and feeling huge and self conscious. And so that you can lose all your baby weight fast postpartum.
I made this 2-Week Nutrition Guide to give away for FREE to all my pregos because I work with so many in my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program that always have so many NUTRITION questions. So, I figured I would make this in an easy to read, print and follow way to help you take the guesses out of how to eat optimally during your pregnancy.
If you follow it and you EXERCISE, you will not just have a great pregnancy but you will feel CONFIDENT, RADIENT, GLOWING. You won’t be uncomfortable and have aches and pains because you’ve gained so much weight. You will have an easier labor and delivery. You will sleep better, have more energy. And you will seriously decrease your chances of falling into POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.
I can’t wait for you to get this Nutrition Guide, the recipes are amazing, and there are so many different options for snacks. You are going to love it. Download it here (It’s totally FREE): PREGNANCY NUTRITION GUIDE.
So here it is:
Great Pregnancy Exercise: Cable Back Kick
By the way I was about 30 weeks pregnant here, so you can do these all the way to the end! Make sure you slightly lean forward and fully extend your hip by extending your leg fully and squeezing the butt. Push out with the heal and don’t over extend the spine. Try 20 of these with very light weight on each leg. This is a great exercise for pregnant women to work the butt. Also, please make sure that you are not eating foods that are contraindicated during your pregnancy.
There are so many benefits to exercise and healthy eating during pregnancy. Did you know that everything you do during pregnancy affects your baby?
They can be harmful for the baby and for you.
Here is a great CHECKLIST with all the FOODS NOT TO EAT DURING PREGNANCY.
You can print it and keep it with you in your kitchen or purse as a reminder.
And make sure to download the sample pregnancy diet plan I have for you, its 2 weeks of healthy recipes, snacks and exactly what to eat during pregnancy.
Do you like this exercise? I have tons more great exercises to help you be toned, strong and beautiful during pregnancy. Click here to see how you can get more pregnancy workouts: Pregnancy Workouts & Exercise
If you exercise during your pregnancy, you will lose your baby weight fast!
I was able to get in the best shape of my life even after having 2 kids and I really credit exercising during pregnancy as well as following a healthy diet.