Hope you all day a lovely Easter holiday with your families. I have a special guest blogger here today to bring her knowledge, tips, and a workout for a fit & happy pregnant mama-to-be! Her name is Michelle Marie Valladares-Diaz and she is a personal trainer to the max; helping pregnant women everywhere stay in amazing shape!
Michelle also recently gave birth to her beautiful baby girl! Checkout what she has to say below!
Workout For A Fit & Happy Pregnancy
Pregnancy can go one of two ways........
You can either enjoy it to the max and be happy......... OR............ You can hate every minute of the long 10 months and be self conscious, cranky and miserable.
I don't know about you, but 10 months is a really long time to feel miserable and cranky.
It doesn't have to be miserable. Actually, pregnancy can be quite enjoyable. Well, let me put this in perspective and be realistic......
There are moments where you may not feel well, moments that you are uncomfortable (towards the end), you don't sleep as well towards the end, and well...... your body totally changes. But these things have to happen. What I mean is that even though all those things are happening, you can still find a way to be happy and enjoy your pregnancy.
And the chances of you enjoying your pregnancy and being happy throughout it will increase if you have a fit and healthy pregnancy. Because not only will you gain less excess weight but exercising will make you release hormones that make you happy. Its a win-win! There you go, I bet you thought it was more complex, but its not. After 2 pregnancies both of which were very different. One easy one and one not so easy one, I can tell you that even in the harder pregnancy, exercise and eating healthy kept me sane and helped me enjoy my pregnancy even with the ups and downs I had. I had placenta previa the entire second trimester, I fractured my big toe and ended up with pregnancy induced HypoThyroidism.... Ugh!
But I pushed through it all and exercised and ate healthy, and even with the placenta previa during the 2nd trimester which I was not cleared to exercise, I only gained 20 lbs and lost all of it just weeks postpartum. I did My Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program. Yes, the program that hundreds and hundreds of women are doing right now to stay healthy and fit during their pregnancy. I did it too, not once but twice. I did My Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts during both pregnancies and got amazing results as do all my Preggo's.
And by the way, exercise is not only good for you, its good for the baby as well. Check it out!
Here is a sample Pregnancy Workout for you to try. I promise, if you workout during your pregnancy, you will gain less excess weight, be happier, get in pre-pregnancy shape faster, have a faster delivery and have a smarter baby.
Its so worth it. And if you are not sure how to put together safe and effective pregnancy workouts, don't fret. MMF is here to coach you through your pregnancy. Just try my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program and you will see how amazing you feel.
A1. 30 Reverse Lunges with Hip Flexions
A2. 30 Plie Squats
A3. 30 Stability Ball Hip Extensions
A4. 30 Stability Ball Leg Curls
A5. 15 The CATS
Rest 60-120 seconds and repeat 1 or 2 more times
There are so many benefits to exercising during pregnancy that I hope you really invest your time, effort and resources into it.
Check out my post pregnancy body, I am 6 weeks out as of this post and feeling great and today, I am cleared to start exercising and I can't wait. I know I will feel better and have more energy now. Now ready to do my BeFit Moms Program.
Good luck my prego friend and I hope this inspires you to exercise and have a healthy and fit pregnancy.
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