When Emily Christine found out she was pregnant, it was, as she says, “the most thrilling moment.” Like so many expectant mothers, Emily Christine and her family were so excited for this incredible time in their lives to begin. Getting pregnant was a pleasant surprise, but Emily Christine knew she wanted to keep her routine fairly normal after hearing the news. She had always made exercise a priority in her life, usually working out for at least an hour each day be it cardio, weights or circuit training.
Some expecting moms or women hoping to become pregnant may wonder, is it safe to workout during pregnancy? What changes do you need to make around your fitness routine when you have a little one on the way?
Consult your doctor first
Emily Christine was wise and reached out to her doctor about these same questions. Her doctor expressed that, so long as you had this fitness routine before you got pregnant, you should be perfectly fine. What could be dangerous is changing things up or going much harder than usual. Finally, he reminded her to listen to her body.
(At Never Settle Fitness, we remind you to always consult your doctor before taking on any fitness routine — pregnant or not.)
After seeking this advice, Emily Christine was able to head over to see us at Never Settle Fitness worry-free and ready to take on staying healthy while working to bring a bundle of joy into the world. Emily Christine was able to keep up with many of the exercises she knew and loved while working with our trainers, but did see some of her experiences change.
“My favorite exercises during pregnancy are squats, ropes, and boxing. Some challenges I faced while working out during pregnancy was having to lower my intensity level and getting out of breath easily during workouts — both of which set me back some and made me very frustrated.”
Thanks to the support of her NSF family and her positive spirit, Emily Christine powered through and is now due in just three and a half weeks.
“I'm eager to have the baby and get back into my normal workout routine because working out is my natural high that helps to give me the amount of energy and motivation I need to make it through each day.”
If you’re looking to stay fit while expecting, or want to build your fitness as your try to become pregnant, we’d love to help you set and meet your goals. Come in for your free consultation — which you can schedule right here.