Happy Weekend Everyone!
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I enjoy exercising and I consider myself fortunate that I am healthy and able to do so. When I was pregnant with my first child I taught group exercise classes. Back then people told me that my baby might be small and that it wasn’t good to exercise while pregnant. My doctor told me that I could do whatever I had been doing and to listen .. listen to my body and modify as needed. Prior to announcing that I was “expecting” I overheard a few of my students say that it looked like I was putting on weight. Yes, I was .. I was 4 months pregnant. As my belly grew bigger, my movements became smaller and I modified my exercise to stay within a safe zone for me and my baby. Following a Baby Moon, I was back at it.
It’s wonderful to see women today treating pregnancy as a healthy, normal condition rather than a time to treat the body like we would during illness.
Trail walking or running is wonderful exercise and if you can find a buddy to join you, even better! Careful doing strenuous exercise if you aren’t accustomed to it as that’s when injuries can happen.
Today I continue to modify as needed .. keeping my joints safe by wearing a good shoe and making sure I have correct form while in motion. Indoor group exercise classes are also part of my regimen. I enjoy the energy, music, and camaraderie with other women.
Today I am wearing these amazing NIKE! This is a very light weight and bright shoe (love all the colors!). Because they run narrow, it’s best to go up a half or whole size. Wearing the correct socks is also a good idea to avoid blisters. Check out all of the NIKE clothing, HERE.
Water is important and so is the container you choose to drink it from.
bkr is my favorite water bottle. They come in different colors and are easy to carry. The bottle is glass so it does not begin to taste funny after repeated use as some of the plastic or other materials do. The outer sleeve can be pulled off for cleaning.
It’s important to apply sunscreen prior to going outside. I like GOOP as it absorbs easily and doesn’t irritate my skin if I begin to perspire.
.. and last, don’t forget to pack a snack! I’ve been packing chia bars in my purse or pocket. They are small, only a hundred-ten calories, and contain lots of Omega-3, protein, and fiber. They are pricey to purchase at places like Whole Foods so I buy them on Amazon.
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