I've been feeling so much better in my 2nd trimester and able to lift light-moderate weights again! During my first trimester I was unable to do any weight lifting due to extreme fatigue and nausea, which in turn lead to a lot of lean muscle loss. All of the exercises I could do in the 1st trimester consisted of bodyweight movements or resistance bands.
Although absolutely NOTHING is wrong with those type of workouts, they are different than what I was used to doing just 6 months back, and it made me feel discouraged about myself and my body when I couldn't complete a set and push through.
As I've entered into the 2nd trimester of this pregnancy I have felt A LOT more energetic and more capable and willing to make it into the gym.
Now I finish my workouts and don't feel exhausted or completely drained at the end. In fact, I feel even more energetic and hungry afterwards! I am so thankful that my spirit and motivation to stay healthy and fit has not died, and I can continue to safely do what I love!
It's never too late too early to start living by example for your young ones.
-15 min. treadmill walk (incline 6: speed 4)
-(3x15) dumbbell shoulder press
-(3x15) dumbbell tricep kickback -(3x15) dumbbell hammer curl
-(3x15) bent over dumbbell reverse fly
-(3x12) barbell upright row
-(3x12) lat pulldown
-5 min. elliptical cool down (resistance 4)
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