I’ve always been a pretty active person and I’ve tried to stay one throughout the pregnancy. It’s gone pretty well and has definitely given me more energy! The last trimester I’ve narrowed it down to 3 activities – walking, strength training and water aerobics. Yes, water aerobics…you can make fun but it’s awesome! You can’t imagine how nice it feels to get into a pool twice a week!
Here’s a pic of part of the water aerobics class. It’s just for pregnant ladies and the conversations that go on in the pool are pretty funny…and usually revolve around food! I wish the instructor, Helen, was in the photo. She’s 65 years old, REALLY into line dancing, and hilarious! It’s also much more of a workout than you’d think…although somehow we all manage to avoid getting our hair wet each week!
I also workout twice a week with a trainer, Toots (as in Tootsie, not as in boots!). Toots Rocks. She’s from Liverpool, used to play tennis at UAB and is just the kind of personality you want to see at 7am in the morning! I was working out with her for about a year before I got pregnant and she’s been totally game to help me keep pumping the weights right up to the end! I swear sometimes these workouts are the only things that have kept me sane many weeks!
Toots also always has on all the coolest tennis shoes….love these!
I’ve tried to keep walking lots as well…but the never ending string of days with temps well over 100 degrees has been making that very hard the past month! Can’t wait for cooler fall weather when I get to take BBB on a walk with me!