I'm a chocolate-loving nutritionist, pre & postnatal coach, doula and let's face it- total birth nerd 🤓. I'm here to help you cut through mommy-marketing and pinterest perfection to confidently cultivate a pregnancy and postpartum experience you totally love.
This week was a good lesson in listening to my body. It’s the double edge sword of second trimester energy– you feel great, but it’s easy to go too hard. I pushed too hard during my workout Tuesday and spent the rest of the day feeling like crap, rather than feeling energized and awesome.
A good rule of thumb when pregnant and working out is to check in with your rate of exertion often by saying a complete sentence out loud in one breath. If you’re working with a coach or trainer, loop them in and ask them to ask you a question a few times throughout your workout. If you’re flying solo and can’t think of a sentence try saying “Old McDonald had a farm.” Bonus points if you get the EIEIO in there.
If you can’t get the whole sentence out that’s your cue to slow down or take a rest. Remember your training for BIRTH right now, not racing the times on the board (LIZ GET IT TOGETHER).
Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:
4 Mile bike adventure and lots of gardening with the little today. I am loving this sunny weather and all the outside time!