Fitness during pregnancy πŸ’ͺ🏼


I stayed pretty fit during my pregnancy with Josh, I was very fit before I got pregnant with him so I adapted but kept up a regime of sorts. I ran until I was five months and generally kept active. 

This time is a little different, I wasn’t quite as fit going in to this pregnancy despite my efforts in between. I am also a lot more sleep deprived so energy is a lot lower. Pelvic floor a problem too. Having said that exercise makes me feel better so once I was over the wrist of the sickness I decided to try out a few options but to be honest there is not a lot of option around! I alder a personal trainer friend why this was and main reason being the risk and other being the market. 

This is me finishing my one and only race whilst pregnant with baby 2!

First up was aqua aerobics in my gym, a very soft workout but good to get the body using light movements. This is something I will continue every second Wednesday and it is so low impact I’ll be able to do it right up to d day.

Next up was Antenatal Pilates in Platnium Pilates. I had never done a reformer Pilates class so didn’t know what to expect but whilst this was only my first class and it was one of the warmer days, it was tough but good tough. I felt confident in the instructor and felt I was getting a really good workout that was being adapted for baby, bump and me. One I’ll be doing regularly until I can! 

I will also be starting a Yoga class weekly in July but more for the relaxation and stretching purposes..

Walking and running after Josh should keep me going in between πŸ˜‰

One thing  post pregnancy I think is important is doing the right type of workout to get you back in shape but keeping mindful of the new limitations of your body in the early days. A friend of mine runs private tuition for post natal mums and even one or two sessions post baby I think would be really worthwhile to get your body strong before returning to your normal routine . 

FITMOMS is run by Triona; Mother of one and passionate about delivering postnatal appropriate training to Mothers. 
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My Fuitile Fitness Regime πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ˜•


Since starting back in an office environment I have steadily seen the pounds creep on. In 6 months I’ve gained half a stone so it was time to stop that in its tracks.

I worked hard to be fit and healthy pre Josh and had lost the bulk of my baby weight bar a few pounds so creeping back up has affected my confidence and motivation. 

I eat well and exercise regularly but snacking definitely played more of a part and being primarily sedentary from 8-4 daily wasn’t helping. It was juices for brekkie, salads for lunch and careful eating in the evening. I was working out 3-4 times a week but still was slowly creeping up or at least not seeing any loss. I felt sluggish so it was time to take action.

I have  just finished a bootcamp course which I really enjoyed with Fitsquad . I always thought bootcamp were for two extremes-really unfit people or seargent majors (I am neither, thankfully). I was wrong, well certainly about this class. I found the instructors really engaged and whilst they changed weekly I found this good for mixing it up. They focused on technique too which is important. I will be re signing up! 

I also do a weekly PT class with a guy from my old gym, this is good for focusing on weights and we keep it short and snappy which I like.

Finally I do a weekly/bi weekly lunch run with some of my work crew which is hard but I really enjoy it. I keep it under 5k but feel it getting easier all the time unless the heat takes its toll on a balmy day!

Food wise I knew something had to change so after one big weekend of indulgence for our anniversary it was time to sign up to something to kick start a healthy regime. 

I signed up to the 3 day High Protien Plan from Urban Health. 

With my husband away the same week I did this I found it great. Easy, fast and good for you-winner! I really liked the breakfast protein smoothie and the salads were great. Some of the juices weren’t to my taste and I’d probably have more varied salads if I was to do it again but before my next holiday I think I will sign up again if I see it made a difference over the coming days. I found the protein really filled me and it’s a great few day cleanse, with food which I found great as just drinking juice doesn’t do it for me.. 

I have also had super advise from a nutritionist pal of mine so with this along with my recent adjustments o hope to lose those few extra pounds, gain the motivation back and get bikini ready for our holiday to Italy in a few weeks time!