Fit For Two

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Please look at the slideshow to see Cheneil Torbert…my epitome of Fit For Two. She is in her 38th week of pregnancy and still staying active. Of course, this is a conversation that you need to have with your physician, but as long as you have no conditions that for the safety of you and baby during pregnancy would hinder you from working out, then exercising is actually extremely beneficial for not only  you, but for the baby and will help you bounce back quicker postpartum.
You might be wondering, well can I lift weights or what about ab work? Well, what I love most about Cheneil is that she stayed knowledgeable throughout her pregnancy and was able to modify all the moves we did in class to keep it safe for her and baby. She never went above ten pound weights, and often would use a step bench to ensure that she was never laying completely flat and so that her heart was always above her head.
What about cardio? Cheneil likes to keep her cardio going with dance. Check out this video of her breaking it down. Dance is low impact so a great way to get the heart rate elevated but at a safe rate. Of course, walking is always another good option..just not quite as fun as dropping it like its hot!

http://youtu.be/EUVe-9-NfHU
In another blog we will discuss eating for two, but in this blog I really wanted you to just realize that exercise is good for you and for baby. If you aren’t sure what to do, reach out for help. Get books, subcribe to magazines and blogs, head into a group exercise class at they gym, or of course reach out to us, the Healthy Housewives. We are here to help you stay fit for two.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: