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I am a momma-to-be, a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Monday, 2 July 2012

"I'm Pregnant, Not Dead" At-Home Workout (Great for Beginners, Too!)

Pin It Since I've been knocked up, people feel the need to walk with their arms around my belly like a bubble to ensure I don't do anything to hurt the babe. While I appreciate the concern, I sometimes want to yell, "I'm pregnant, not dying, people". I've already discussed some of the benefits of continuing to exercise while pregnant, (read more about it here) but when trying to find workouts on-line, I came up pretty short. So, I decided to create my own!

I'm totally sucking in. 

These workouts will be highlighted over the course of my pregnancy (I'm 5 months along), but I have my hubby and sister will be continuing to do my hardcore workouts for you crazy peeps... even though this is news to them. That being said, increasing the intensity of this workout will still give you an amazing head-to-toe workout in no time flat.  

This workout is not specific to pregnancy, and in fact, is excellent for beginner to intermediate exercisers. Please remember to always consult your doctor to see if this is right for you, especially while pregnant.

There are 10 exercises for this workout:

1. Wide Squats
2. Forearm Plank Foot Walkouts
3. Tricep Push Ups
4. Side Plank (Wide Leg) Taps- Right
5. Side Plank (Wide Leg) Taps- Left
6. Curtsy Lunges
7. Hand Plank Hip Touches
8. Reverse Warrior Lunge- Right (an option is to do regular squats if you are in the 3rd trimester)
9. Reverse Warrior Lunge- Left (an option is to do regular squats if you are in the 3rd trimester)
10. Modified Jumping Jacks

You will complete 10 reps of each, then move to 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

Take as much time as you need in between exercises, and stop exercising if you feel dizzy or exhausted. Good luck!!! :)