Favorite Pregnancy Workouts

I recently (like in the past couple of weeks) decided I really need to get it in gear if I want to get back into shape easily after having this baby.

I got pretty lucky - depending on how you look at it - after having Georgia. I got an incredibly debilitating bacterial infection (see this article on misuse of antibiotics and heartburn medications) which caused me to lose all of the baby weight plus about twenty pounds in a matter of a couple of weeks. I'm not expecting that to happen this time around.

I still have to take it day by day with my hyperemesis, but on the days when I'm able I love to get a couple of workouts in. My pump does make logistically difficult to do some exercises, but I'm glad I'm able to stay active. I'm sticking to YouTube videos for now because we have had confirmed Zika viruses in my area and mosquitoes are crazy here at all hours of the day.

Here are the videos I recommend for a good workout, with plenty of motivation and instruction on how to modify for pregnancy. I typically do two of them plus some stretching, for about an hour total of exercise. These are specific to second trimester, but plenty of the vloggers have additional workouts, including postpartum.

This is a cardio-strength that uses your own bodyweight. I really like this one because it's not a professional production. It's just a pregnant gal huffing and puffing along with you from her living room!

Denise Austin has great workouts. This is one of my favorite strength workouts.

Great quick pilates modified for pregnancy.

Another Denise Austin, this one is cardio. Mute the TV and use your own music because sometimes she's a bit too perky.

I haven't done this one yet, but it's next on my list. It's a full length (almost an hour) barre workout modified for pregnancy. Georgia will do this one with me.

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