Feeling like my old self!!

So I’m happy to say that with the start of my second trimester I slowly started to feel better. The nausea subsided (YESSS!!) and the exhaustion that had me wanting to crawl into a ball and sleep the months away disappeared.

I am now eating better, I’ve been able to handle animal protein, except red meat. For some reason Little Bean doesn’t like red meat 😣.

Because I no longer have access to free gym use (which really sucks!) I must conform to working out at home.. Maybe till September… Still thinking that one over.

My workout today:

KB goblet squat 3x 15reps x40pds
Renegade rows 3x 12reps x30pds

DB Sumo deadlift 3x 20reps x30pds
Push-ups 3x 15reps

Arnold press 3x 15reps x30pds
Plank 3x 1min

Although I am limited to using a pair of 15pd dumbbells, a 40pd kettlebell, and a TRX, I definitely feel sore the next day. But I refuse to become completely inactive.

Any ladies out there who are pregnant and are not sure as to whether weight lifting is safe (or any type of exercise).. Rest assured that not only will you be reaping the benefits of staying active during your pregnancy but so will your little bun in the oven.

Studies have shown that pregnant women who exercise regularly (minimum 2 days/ week for at least 30 min) will:

ā€¢ avoid gaining extra pregnancy weight (25-35 pds is considered a healthy range)
ā€¢ have more energy
ā€¢ sleep better at night
ā€¢ have less mood swings ( exercise releases those ‘feel-good’ hormones)
ā€¢ return to their pre-pregnancy self alot easier
ā€¢ have a shorter labor
ā€¢ recover faster from delivery

These are some of the benefits without getting too much into the scientific part of it. As for your baby.. By regularly exercising you are also helping to strengthen your unborn baby’s cardiovascular system :).. Now THAT is a big reason to pick up those weights and pump some iron!!

Till next time

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About C.Esmeralda7

A gym rat who finds refuge in the iron jungle.. a trainer who has learned & continues to learn from fellow trainers and who hopes to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Posted on August 21, 2013, in Gym Rat Diary, Pre-natal Training & Exercise and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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