Working out has always been a big part of my life. Whether that was sports in high school, or starting to go to a gym when I was in college. I actually really enjoy working out and trying new classes, etc.
I worked out my entire pregnancy with Remy, and really think it helped with delivering him and my overall recovery. I started getting some questions on my routine before announcing that I was pregnant again, so I wanted to put together my pre-pregnancy and current (during pregnancy) routines.
Before COVID I was going to Barry’s Bootcamp several days a week. Prior to getting into Barry’s (around spring 2019) and getting a Peloton bike at home, I was really into FlyWheel. What I love about Barry’s is that it’s a combination of both cardio and weight/strength training. I love the entire aspect of the “red room”, and being pushed by the instructor. It’s something I looked forward to when I would go. I loved pushing myself to new limits, and seeing what I could accomplish week over week. Since COVID, and becoming pregnant, I haven’t been back. I miss it, and can’t wait to be able to join again.
With COVID starting in the spring I really got back into running and forgot how much I loved it. I was running up to 6 miles a day (usually just doing that once during the week), and then slightly shorter runs, 4 or 5 miles, the other times. 6 miles was a new record for me. I’ve never done anything more than a 5K, and a 10K is next on my list, so I was very excited to hit that mark. On the days I wasn’t running I was exercising on the Peloton bike. Typically 45-50 minutes a day followed by a 10 minute arms class. I usually work out every weekday, and on Saturdays. On Saturdays (or sometimes Sunday depending on the weather) I take Remy for a run and push him in our jogging stroller. That in itself is a workout! Running 5+ miles, pushing a 30 pound toddler, up the hills in Atlanta was and still is an amazing workout! It’s also a fun little bonding time for Remy and I.
Other than that, I was doing pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges and other simple strength building exercises at home. Several things I learned in Barry’s, but just doing them at home with much, much lighter weights. We have the 3 pound weights that the Peloton comes with.
Routine (depending on weather):
Monday – Run 4-5 miles, 15 minutes of abs, arms & legs.
Tuesday – Peloton 45-50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute arms class.
Wednesday – Run 5-6 miles, 15 minutes of abs.
Thursday – Peloton 45-50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute arms class, and 5 minutes of abs.
Friday – Run 4-5 miles, 15 minutes of abs, arms & legs.
Saturday – Run 4 miles with Remy in jogger stroller.
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Current Routine (18 weeks pregnant right now):
I’m still running, but currently averaging about 3 miles max. I was able to do 4 miles two weeks ago, but it’s getting harder and harder. Not sure if it’s the pregnancy, or if it’s just so much hotter now. I’m hopeful that I can still run into the fall, and when it cools down a little bit more. I’m still able to do 45-50 minutes on the bike, which I plan to continue to do the entire pregnancy, especially if I’m not able to run. I took FlyWheel spin classes my entire pregnancy with Remy, so I feel confident that won’t be an issue. We also try and go on 1-2 walks during the week, and on Sunday’s we usually do a longer family walk. About 3 miles.
Same as before, I’m still doing lunges, pushups, sit-ups etc. with light weights a few days a week.
The biggest thing is to listen to your body. It’s advised to not try any new workouts when pregnant, which is why I feel comfortable and safe with doing what I was already doing. However, if there are days when I need to walk more than I run, that’s okay, and I just have to listen to what my body is telling me.
During Pregnancy Routine (depending on weather):
Monday – Run 3 miles, walk 1 mile, 15 minutes of abs, arms & legs.
Tuesday – Peloton 45-50 minutes & 10 minute arms class.
Wednesday – Run 3 miles, walk 1 mile.
Thursday – Peloton 45-50 minutes, 10 minutes arm class, and 5 minutes of abs.
Friday – 3 miles, 15 minutes of arms, abs & legs.
Saturday – 3 miles running with Remy in the jogger stroller. Sometimes (depending on how I feel). I’ll run a mile, walk a half of a mile, run again, etc. till I get to 3 miles of total running.
Now, for my favorite gear. I’ve rounded up my top picks below. Most of these items I was wearing before becoming pregnant, and am still able to wear now. I did add in a new pair of maternity leggings that I just tried out and loved. These will be the more normal attire soon, as I know this bump will be getting much bigger in the near future. Since I live in athleisure, wanted to link my current favorites as well.
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As always, feel free to ask me any questions, and please consult with your doctor if you plan to workout while pregnant.
Photos by KVC Photography.
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