I want to lay all my cards on the table: I’m a fitness instructor and owner of a successful outdoor group fitness business, and have barely exercised over the past seven months.
I’m 30 weeks pregnant and negotiate whether I really need to walk up a flight of stairs to grab something I’ve left in my bedroom. I often abandon it for the couch.
It’s the most surreal experience going from an incredibly active, high energy, multitasking mum and small business owner, to someone who wants to grab a power nap after school drop-off at 8:30am. I can cite a laundry list of all the beneficial reasons why you should be active throughout your pregnancy: it improves muscle tone, strength and endurance, can lower your risk of gestational diabetes, prepares you for active labour and can help you rebound faster after your delivery.
But I can count on two hands how many times I have ‘properly trained’ this year.
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: GET YOUR STRETCH ON! Regular stretching can help you achieve better form in just about any workout – it’ll improve your performance, decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and it enables your muscles to work most effectively. Make it a regular part of your exercise routine, friends. Your body will thank you. #stretch #flexible #healthy #joints #mobility #breathe #namaste #momentumbootcamps #bodybymomentum #splitsistas