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10 Fit Pregnancy Tips

I can personally vouch that staying active during pregnancy is good for both mom and baby — and it can make delivery and recovery so much easier when the time comes. And, as long as you’re cleared for exercise by your doctor, it’s totally safe to keep up your workouts going as long as you’re feeling up to it. Heck, it’s even okay to start working out if you haven’t been, as long as you start slowly. Here are my top 10 fit pregnancy tips!


10 Fit Pregnancy Tips

1. Roll with the changes! Accept the fact that your body changes — a lot — during pregnancy. You might be able to run 9-minute miles, yet during pregnancy get winded just walking across the room. Yes, this really happens. It’s just your body’s response to the extra demands on it. If you get fatigued during your normal workouts, don’t fret — extra weight and a belly that changes your center of gravity really do have an effect.

2. Go easy on yourself. Don’t beat yourself up if it’s all you can do to get off the couch in your first trimester. Take advantage of the days you have energy — and remember exercising can give you an energy boost — but listen to your body as it adjusts to the hormones. If a workout makes you feel like retching, take a slow walk instead to get some fresh air. You’ll get a boost in energy in the second trimester, and you’ll feel more like your old self who could get up and break a sweat.

3. Listen to your bod. You might feel great — if so, you might be able to keep up your level of fitness well into the second trimester. But be prepared for days you’re clumsier, fatigued or just not feeling it, and listen to your body.

Click here to read the rest of my fit pregnancy tips over on Fit Bottomed Mamas! —Erin

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