I have always been the type of person that loves a good, intense workout. Call me crazy but I love to sweat like nobody’s business. I have been a runner for the past 3ish years and when I found out I was pregnant my doctor said, no more running for the first couple of months. I was traumatised, what was I to do for my first trimester…not workout?! I was going to loose my mind.
Well, I calmed down and started looking into several options that I could do to get me blood going, flexibility and help me keep healthy and motivated.
Ok so, I started at the gym with power walks on the treadmill and a bit of weight training, nothing heavier than 5lbs. I did that 4 times a week for my entire first trimester combined with twice a week of pilates.
Now (26 weeks preggo), I still do pilates, but I mix it up with a bit of running on the treadmill, I am getting my confidence back to run outside. I also do a class here in Panama that mixes dance and karate. I don’t do it as intense as the rest of the girls, I go at my own pace but I love it and dancing always makes me happy.
Finally, the occasional swim just to strengthen and at the same time relax my back.
Below is a bit of my routine that I have done and list of my go to workouts during this time. FYI!! If you have never been a person that workouts out don’t start now that you are pregnant. Ask your doctor first before trying any of these workouts.
Hope you enjoy!
My go to workouts while pregnant:
- Power walks
- Light jog
- Dance class
- Light weight training
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