Lets talk fitness when it comes to PREGNANCY.✨ When I was pregnant with both kids, I remember getting so much criticism over keeping up with my workouts while pregnant. This was actually the first time I went viral in the media. I remember hearing the following:
“Shaken baby syndrome!”
“Your abs are going to crush your baby!”
“You only care about your looks!”
And many more things.
It has always amazed me how people could be so cruel over something so positive. The best thing that you can do for your baby (and yourself) is to stay healthy, eat good food, and keep moving!
During my pregnancy, I did not eat for two (that’s a myth by the way), but I made sure to eat enough to sustain my growing baby. Usually, it’s recommended to add 100 calories per trimester to what you normally eat. I gained 30lbs per pregnancy.
As far as workouts go, I aimed for 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week. My sessions mixed cardio, HIIT, and strength training. If you’re currently expecting, I put my training into a prenatal guide called Fit For Two (click the link in my bio to check it out) so expectant mamas could get their fitness in at home.
A lot of people ask me if they can lose weight while pregnant and honestly this should not be a goal. However, I would suggest aiming to maintain muscle as a ton of mass can be lost while pregnant as your body changes.
Body image can be tough during pregnancy, but remind yourself that you’re growing a tiny human in there. Give yourself credit where it is due! 🙌🏽 #fitpregnancy