Last pregnancy, I shared my workouts on an almost weekly basis! I had a lot more time back then, and I was often doing more actual workouts that last time around. This time, between working part-time, keeping a house and keeping up with a busy 2-year old, my workouts have been different. I try to get up early on most weekday mornings to move at least a little bit. My workouts have usually been between 20-40 minutes, because I still have things I like to do before Adeline wakes up! Later in the day, Adeline and I try to take Silas, our dog, out for walks. I’m usually trying to let Adeline wear herself out by 3 or 4 in the afternoon, so our walks are more of a slow stroll while she looks at 1,000 things on the ground (including chewed gum, ewww). Hey, at least we’re out moving and not sitting on the couch (which feels SO NICE after 7pm!)
Anyways, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite prenatal workouts so far!
This Prenatal Barre Video was AWESOME. It’s a little bit long, so I split it into 30 mins of arms (the first half of the video) and did the 30 mins of legs on the next day. You don’t need much equipment- just weights (optional, but recommended), a chair (necessary), a ball (optional) and some towels or pillows. I loved that this workout used small, controlled movements. I was feeling the burn, for sure!
Suzanne Bowen Fitness also has a bunch of great workouts. While not labeled as prenatal friendly, I found that I can adapt most workouts to suit my growing belly and dislike of high-impact moves. Here are a few favorites:
Total Body Lift & Tone: this was for really early in pregnancy, lots of ab/core work and planks),
Total Body Barre Workout with Weights: I usually did the modifications on this workout, but it was short, sweet and left me shaking!
Thigh Blasting Workout: Short workout, targets thighs. Good for days when you don’t really know what to do. Easy to pair with a simple upper body workout!
If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know that I raved about Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp. I particpated in 2-3 rounds after having Adeline, and Tina kicked my butt! She took a blogging hiatus for a while, but she’s back- and she’s producing great yoga workouts! I literally saw this workout in my blog reader this morning and wanted to try it.
Stand Strong: 20 Minute Power Yoga for Legs: Again, I modified a few things because of my growing belly, but I love a workout that can make me feel the burn in just 20 short minutes. And it was great to “see” Tina again!
Here are a few other workouts that I found on Pinterest (<– follow me!)
And finally, I’ve shared about my love for FitnessBlender before, but here are a few of my favorite workouts from this pregnancy:
Kelli’s Superset Total Body Strength Workout
40 Minute Workout for Beginners (low-impact)
Tank Top Arms Workout
Basically, I’ll just search for a low-impact workout on FitnessBlender. Sometimes I’ll specify if I want upper or lower body, and they have so many workouts that I can usually find one that fits the bill!
That’s about all I’ve got! I just wanted to share some of my favorite workouts that I’ve been doing this pregnancy!
See you all soon with an update (we’re at 20 weeks! It’s a girl! Adeline turned 2!)