Baby Bumps, Bulging Thighs and Bikinis- Oh WHY?!
Can any of my fit mommies to be relate: You are doing all you can to eat well (while giving in to some of those indulgent cravings) and to stay active with exercise, but all you can do is notice how much bigger you have gotten?It doesn’t help when a bikini is part of your wardrobe everyday of the week. It’s so discouraging. Not to mention, I met a fabulous mommy on the beach who is due a few weeks after me. She looked incredible and it was so hard not to compare myself to her. It’s rough trying to have a healthy pregnancy and not seeing the results because, hey, your body is doing what it needs to accommodate the life your creating.
I know we women are always faced with the ugly comparison monster but when you are 26 weeks pregnant, those insecurities and emotions are in full effect! I had to take a step back and remind myself, that I’m doing my best, we all have different body types, we all carry our babies differently, and I’m being healthy for my baby.
Nutritious and Delicious- Healthy Pregnancy Food Choices
Part of my plan this week was to detox a bit from the super indulgent treats that I love to eat when I’m on vacation mode. I was so happy to find amazing fresh local fruits and salads at farmers markets. I also fell in love with Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade and their Acai bowls and fruit smoothies. Fresh grilled fish with sauteed veggies were high on my dinner selections too.
Be Brave and keep up the Pregnancy Workout – 4 sets of 20 reps
- Cross Jacks for Warm-up
- Wide Leg Sumo Squats ( I added in some arm raises to get a nice stretch)
- Jumping Hawaiian Surfer Squats
- Narrow stance Squats
- Spider Abs
- Alternating Arm and Leg Extensions
- Pulsing leg raises/leg circles/leg press (4 sets of 15 each= 45 on each leg before switching) These feel so good!
I hope you are doing well in your workouts this week and keep up the good work! You got this Momma!
I’m off to go strut in my bikini like the hot momma I am!
Happy Baby Making!