I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my second baby and I have done my best to exercise as much as I can! It usually isn’t easy. Especially when my stomach is the size of a beach ball. Heck, it’s even difficult rolling out of bed! But as I have been more dedicated to exercise I have been seeing a pretty big improvement in my physical abilities! Yeah, it’s hard to tie my shoes and wash the dishes but my body (especially my muscles but it also helps a lot with joints as well!) have been feeling pretty good! I specifically see an improvement in my walking up the stairs abilities. In fact, I have an easier time walking up the stairs in my third trimester than I did in my first and second trimesters! I have always enjoyed exercising particularly in the mornings. It give me energy throughout the day and I feel that I start my day on a good note. After I had my daughter in March 2014, I got a bit lazy. I worked out some but not consistently. When I found out I was pregnant I still worked out some but not as much as I should have. In my second trimester I decided that if I want to have an easier and stronger pregnancy I’d better workout regularly. So I started exercising 2-3 times a week and then 4 times. Now I workout 4-5 times a week! As long as your midwife or doctor give you the OK then I suggest you exercise a few times a week. It seriously helps!
In this post I’m uploading my favorite warm up video. I like to warm up before every exercise.
Why is warming up important? Well, here are some reasons!
- It lubricates your joints to make it easier and less painful during movements
- Lowers chances of injury
- You have a greater range of motion
- Increases your blood flow to prepare for the workout to come
- Helps you to mentally prepare for the workout
I really enjoy this warm up and I hope you guys too!
Warm Up Video
Stay tuned for more exercises to come!