I love getting questions from readers and try to answer in a timely manner! Many of you have been asking about my workouts during the second trimester of pregnancy.
The first trimester, I mentioned that I didn’t change much at all–but every woman is different. I did notice fatigue earlier, but overall I felt fine. Now that my belly is growing, I’m making modifications to workouts and specific exercises.
In fact, I’m reminded of my growing belly every time I’m shopping in the produce section! I’m in the 23rd week of of pregnancy, which means we graduated from a mango to spaghetti squash to a papaya!
So, when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s, I had to snap a quick picture, right?!
That’s in my belly!
Back to prenatal fitness. Truly, this workout can be done by anyone, pregnant or not, and you’ll get a nice burn. However, I selected the moves for second trimester comfort.
This workout is completely body weight. The 5 moves are each done for 30 seconds before moving to the next move. There is a suggested 15 second break in between moves, so that is how I set my Gymboss Timer. However, pace yourself as needed. The goal is complete 4-5 rounds.
- Sumo squats
- Push-up to “T”
- Pulse lunges
- Walking planks
- Air squats
Presently, I’m comfortable doing all of these moves, but if you feel discomfort, be sure to stop.
I want to keep my core as strong as possible to support the weight of my belly and help me during the delivery. Accordingly, planks will make their way into many of my workouts and classes.
Check this out:
I was interviewed by the San Jose Diet & Exercise Examiner on “Working Out for Two” and would love for you to check it out! We discuss the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and her fit pregnancy as well.
*Disclaimer: Although I am a NSCA-CSCS, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet plan. If you choose to do any of the workouts featured on this website, you do so at your own risk.