Tone Your Booty and Thighs
There comes a point in pregnancy when you just feel like a blob. I don't care how glowingly beautiful and motherly you say you feel, deep down there are those moments when you miss the pre-preggers body that was once yours. I was pregnant during the summer and to top it all off we planned a trip back to Hawaii to visit our friends. To help myself feel a little bit in control of my ever expanding body I kept active and focused on my butt and thighs, because let's be honest, the baby weight likes to gather riiiiiiight around the booty. Luckily I knew I wasn't alone feeling like this, my girlfriends, women I personal trained, just about every mom I knew disliked the ever expanding hip/butt region (the day I had to buy bigger underwear was traumatic).
A year prior to our trip to Hawaii I was in the INBA/PNBA fitness competition (literally one year exactly, the competition was going on while I was on island). Below is my June 2012 and June 2013 photos… I am working hard to have a June 2014 photo (and possibly another competition by that time too!) Pregnancy definitely softens your body, but keeping active throughout pregnancy not only helps your delivery but your recovery as well, so stick with it! It helped me to embrace being a softer version of my fit self, and to keep in mind that my focus was on being healthy and taking care of my growing baby.
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I hope you can embrace your momma body and keep toned and active throughout pregnancy! Until next week fit yoga mommas!
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