Fit(ness) as a state of being during pregnancy…

Pregnancy Update: 16 weeks along and feeling great!

Development: the fetus is between 3-4 ounces and 4-5 inches long. It’s muscles are growing, their eyes function, and the fetus is getting more and more sensitive to touch.

Symptoms: headaches, constipation, gas, and bloating.

In efforts to continue this healthy pregnancy I wanted to learn more about fitness activities I am interested in and can do while pregnant. As an Ultimate Frisbee competitor I am not used to inactivity, however during the first trimester I was not feeling up to doing much.

via Giphy

Now that I have more energy in my second trimester I am excited to get back to exercising! I searched several websites to learn about safety concerns and precautions when exercising during pregnancy. Learn more about some of the myths.

In order to get me through the winter months I have decided to get a membership to the YMCA. There, I will take prenatal exercise classes when they are offered and otherwise try and do activities from the following routines.

I am interested in doing some yoga, strength training, and meditation throughout my 2-3rd trimesters.

Yoga and Cardio – I will plan on doing yoga and cardio 3 days a week. and then the strength training two days a week.

                                                     via Fit Momma Clean Baby

Strength Training – I will plan on doing strength training two days a week and using either workout plan.

via Fit Momma Clean Baby

Meditation – I will work on my meditation practice 2 days a week until I am 8 months along in the pregnancy. In the last month I will increase the amount that I meditate to 3-4 days a week.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for how well I keep up with this fitness plan. If you know of any videos for pregnancy exercises or meditation please share!

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3 thoughts on “Fit(ness) as a state of being during pregnancy…

  1. YES!! 16 weeks….whoop whoop. Glad to see you are doing well. So important to stay active during pregnancy, but its so hard, when everything hurts and you ave this excess belly. Find something you love! I did a lot of swimming…easy on my joints. Take Care of you and your mini!!

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