Today we talk FITNESS and NUTRITION. Specifically: how I (try my best to) keep fit in spite of added fatigue and pregnancy cravings!
Since becoming pregnant, I’ve been having a ton of food cravings. I’m talking cakes, fast food, pizza- all the nasty stuff I didn’t use to like. I know I need to be more conscious of what I consume though, because contrary to to the popular phrase “eating for two,” you actually just need to eat an additional 200-300 calories more for your baby on your third trimester. That’s just an additional side salad or an egg and avocado snack! It’s so easy to snack on the unhealthy stuff when you’re craving, but it’s always better to have a healthier option ready and available for you to grab, so it’s just as convenient as that bag of chips. Lately, I’ve been into the Aptamom snack bars that’s packed with all the vitamins needed for my pregnancy. I personally love the berry mix flavor, but it also comes in chocolate and raisin. Instead of having your prenatals via mama milk, this is a yummy little alternative that curbs your hunger at the same time.
With regards to fitness, I’m so proud to announce that for the past few weeks, I’ve been so so good! *pats self in back* In spite of the added fatigue, I’ve been consistent with my prenatal workouts.
Since I’m already in my last trimester, I am doing my best to train my body and gain enough stamina and strength for childbirth. I downloaded this app called “Juna” and it has helped me in so many ways! Aside from it providing healthy recipes that you can try at home, I’ve been using their pregnancy workout program where they give daily workout routines that last for about 20-30minutes. These workouts are customized for you, depending on what week or trimester you are in your pregnancy.
Here’s a full list of my weekly workout routine for all you preggos out there:
Downward Dog Position
Side Lying Leg Lifts ( 30 seconds x 3 sets on both sides)
Clam Movement ( 30 seconds x 3 sets on both sides)
Arm Circles ( do for at least 30-45 seconds / forwards & backwards)
Plie and Releve (do for at least 30-45 seconds)
20-30 minutes swimming or walking
Wednesday: Lower Body
Curtesy Leg Lifts ( 3 sets x 10 reps on both sides)
All Fours to Runners Position ( do for about a minute)
Balancing Leg Lifts ( 45-60 seconds on both sides)
Squat & Hold ( do for about 45-60 seconds)
Thursday: Cardio 20-30 minutes swimming or walking
Friday: Upper Body
Bicep Curl ( 45-60 seconds x 3 sets)
Chair Dips (10 reps x 3 sets)
Knee Supported Row (10 reps x 3 sets)
Kneeling Bear Fly ( 10 reps x 3 sets on both sides)
Saturday: Total Body
Reverse Fly ( 45-60 seconds x 3 sets)
Lunge Tap Kickbacks (60 seconds x 3 sets)
Reverse Fly Calf Raise (60 seconds x 3 sets)
Push-up Leg Raise (60 seconds x 3 sets)
Sunday: Rest Day
Kegel Exercises 6x a week
Hope this video helps all you preggos out there! Let me know what you think in the comments! X