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1 year ago

Fitness in pregnancy

I took a little break from my normal movement routine during my first trimester. Literally couldn’t even think about moving during those first weeks. I just did my first workout and I swear it feels like I haven’t exercised in a year. Not sure if this is normal in pregnancy but damn it is a little discouraging. I was kind of thinking I would be able to pick up where I left off no problem. But nope, I feel so out of shape 😓
Fitness in pregnancy

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1 year ago

I was keeping fit before I got pregnant but once I got pregnant I took 2 months off because I was scared of miscarrying since I had a miscarriage in July and also I was so sick with morning sickness and felt so tired!!! I start working out again about a month ago or so and it takes time. My first workout back I felt tired and out of shape too! You’re not alone!

1 year ago

Feel discouraged and then do it anyways, then you'll feel accomplished. I'm an avid lifter, baby 3 on the way, this time around I can BARELY do body weight workouts. I'm talking 40lb box step ups to struggling to step up on a box with NO weight. Our bodies are in overdrive and we can be so hard on what we CANT accomplish. I want to cry at the start of my workout because I feel so weak, power thru it, and feel like Rocky even if it's not what I could accomplish pre pregnancy. Stick with it mama, you're not alone

1 year ago

I feel the same. I was still going to the gym in my first trimester before I knew I was pregnant. Once I found out, I stopped. 2nd trimester I wanted to stay active and have been doing home workouts ever since. I definitely feel more out of shape as well but I try to remember that staying active is a benefit to our bodies and baby and the goals of my workouts aren’t what they were before. I’ve had those moments of feeling discouraged to and for me it helped to refocus my fitness goals around my pregnancy and baby & giving myself grace when I felt like I was getting tired when I previously wouldn’t. Keep it up! I think it’s totally normal as our bodies readjust.

1 year ago

I also stopped working out in my first trimester, but I tried to fit whatever I could in the second trimester. I'm now in my 3rd, and I just take it a bit slower. I'm still not as active as I used to be but I figured a little is better than none! Try not to get too discouraged.... we're going a human being after all!

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