This 33 year old fitness junkie worked out and made sure she stayed on track with the help of friend and fitness trainer, Jeanette Jenkins. If you stroll through Kelly’s Instagram, you’ll see her showing off some of her workout regimen, which includes cardio, Pilates and Yoga.
According to Jeanette, most people don’t feel like working out but should focus on the fact that they will feel great when they are done. “Working out while you are pregnant is just about getting the body moving so you have more energy through the day and to keep you strong through your pregnancy and for your delivery,” says Jeanette
Here’s Jeanette Jenkins five tips to keep in shape while pregnant:
1) Consult with your doctor.
First and make sure that it is okay for you to work out while pregnant. Every woman’s journey through pregnancy is unique and everyone has to consider their own health parameters. Each woman has unique health issues to consider and this will result in specific guidelines.
2) 5 Exercises for Pregnant Women:
- Cat-Cow Stretch 4-5 reps, 3 sets
- Butterfly Stretch hold for 8-10 deep breaths, 3 sets
- Kegels 10-25 reps, 3 sets
- Hip Circles 5 reps each direction, 3 sets
- Deep Breathing and Meditation, take deep inhales and exhales for 3-5 minutes while listening to relaxing music and meditate on 5 things you are grateful for.
3) Take your daily prenatal vitamins.
Try adding 1-2 freshly squeezed vegetable juices to increase your nutrients. Beet, Carrot, Apple, Lemon & Ginger and Spinach, Kale, Apple, Lemon, Ginger are great juices for pregnant women among many others. It is always best to see a nutritionist when creating your daily meal plan but most importantly listen to how your body feels after you eat. If a certain food does not agree with you and your body reacts with gas, bloating or discomfort then listen to your body and adjust your meals.
4) Morning Power-walks.
A simple 20 minutes in the morning is a great way to get the blood circulating to deliver fresh oxygen and nutrients to your baby and throughout your body and increase your happy hormones so you start the day feeling great!