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As I sit here at 39 weeks pregnant, I can share that my workouts have been quite limited. Majority of my workouts lately merely consist of walking and stretching. 
At this point in my pregnancy, I am walking about 3-5 miles a day which has been significantly reduced over the past two months. Most of it consists of walking to and from work and getting around throughout the day. 1-2x a week, I had been adding in some pregnancy approved workouts to maintain my flexibility and muscle tone. 

Here is my list below: 

  1. Back Leg Lifts: Since you cannot lay on your stomach, this is a great workout isolating the glutes and as well stretching your lower back. Bend over on all fours with your hands and  knees comfortably placed a workout mat and extend your leg back curling up behind you.  (3 sets of 20 reps on each leg). 
  2. Traditional Squats: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and toes slightly pointed outward and squat downward until your knees are in a 90 degree angle. (3 sets or 20 reps each)
  3. Swimming: I have been swimming about 3x a week over the past month. Not only because swimming is a great workout for a pregnancy in its last trimester, but also because it is a recommended method to assisting a breach baby in turning head down. (Swim for 30-45 minutes). 
Thereafter, spend about 15 minutes stretching pelvis, inner and outer thighs and lower back. 

Top is from Etsy. 

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1 Comment

  1. Jas
    August 14, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    these squats not only work out my lower body, but it exercises my core too! thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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