Hey guys! I’m enjoying my week on vacation but wanted to pop in and share this awesome pregnancy friendly upper body workout with you! No worries if you aren’t pregnant- it can be done then, too!
Workout Recap for July 12-18
Sunday: Rest Day
Monday: 30 minute walk on the treadmill. Complete two prenatal videos on Youtube.
Tuesday: Cardio from the 21 day fix. The people I nanny for had it and I was on my own for an hour or so in the morning, so I popped it in. I felt like I got in a good workout!
Wednesday: Taught this workout (Body Burner) at Body Sculpt + 2 mile walk in the evening
Thursday: None. Between a walk and teaching yesterday, and knowing I was teaching tomorrow and going for a walk, I didn’t want to overdo it.
Friday: Taught Body Sculpt + 1 hour walk with Em.
Saturday: Spinning. I made Aaron force me to go, ha! I knew I would want a good workout before I left for vacation and this certainly delivered!
This past week was busy with getting everything ready for Deep Creek. I was happy to get in workouts, but I’m definitely taking things easy and relaxing this week on vacation!
Pregnancy Friendly Upper Body Workout
This pregnancy friendly upper body workout will have your arms shaking, but give you the strength you need to get through pregnancy. As you breastfeed (maybe) or just by holding your baby, you will need those muscles! With a big basketball pulling your body forward, you need the upper body strength to keep your body in correct alignment.
Complete this workout 1 time for a 10 minute workout, or two times for a 20 minute workout. If you’re really feeling daring, complete it 3 times. Use weights that do challenge you, but make sure you are keeping your spine straight and really pulling in that core.
Each exercise will be done for one minute. If that minute becomes too long, please take a few seconds break before beginning again.
As you progress in pregnancy, you may not have total range of motion as you did before. That is ok! Your belly may start getting in the way, haha. For the first 4 exercises, you may sit on a stability ball or a chair to perform these. You will want to stand for the remaining exercises.