My first pregnancy I was pregnant with twins. I found out at week 5 that I was pregnant and was determined to workout. At the time, I knew nothing about working out and had no idea there were “safe” programs out there so I bought a treadmill. I remember getting on the treadmill for the first time and five minutes into it I needed to run to a bucket. The treadmill did not agree with me. I waited until I was 12 weeks and figured I would try again. This time, I didn’t throw up but I would lose my balance and felt like the babies were getting rocked around in my belly. So, I gave up. I used my pregnancy as an excuse to eat for 3 and enjoyed every bit of it. I had Wendy’s, cake, candy, pizza – everything I craved I caved into. Then delivery came and of course they weight you on your way in – I had gained 85 lbs!!!! Two weeks after delivering the babies I discovered Beachbody and not only did I lose every ounce of weight I gad gained, but I maintained a healthy weight with my second pregnancy by continuing with my workout program. What was that program? The 21 Day Fix.
I love the 21 Day Fix program and I think it is the best workout program for pregnant women. It combines light cardio with weights and allows you to not only maintain a healthy weight, but build muscle as well. The workouts are only 30 minutes in length and there is a person on the right in each workout that shows a lower-impact variation of the exercises (this helps when you enter into your 3rd trimester).
Another benefit to the 21 Day Fix are the 7 colored coded food containers. Each food container represents a food group and your weight and fitness goals will determine how many servings of each food group you can have each day. While you will cave into a few of your pregnancy cravings, the containers help with servicing size and making sure you are getting enough fruits, vegetables, and carbs into your diet.
While the program is designed for weight loss, it is a great workout program for pregnant women because it teaches you proper nutrition, allows you to get in 30 minutes of cardio, and incorporates muscles so you can improve your strength. You will have to talk to your doctor and use your own judgement to determine how much weight you can lift, and how much energy you can invest into the cardio.
When you sign up for the 21 Day Fix you will have the opportunity to join me in one of my Challenge Groups. My Challenge Groups are filled with women who are pregnant or have recently had babies. They offer support, share questions and answers, share recipes, offer support and motivation, and much more!
Signing up is very easy. Simply fill out the contact form below, or if you are ready to get started:
- Visit BeachBodyCoach.com/SchifoneTanya
- Click SHOP
- On the left hand side choose FITNESS PROGRAMS
- Click on 21 Day Fix
- Add to cart and complete checkout
You will have the opportunity to purchase the 21 Day Fix workout program, or the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack. The 21 Day Fix workout program comes with everything you need, the DVDs and the color coded containers. The 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack includes the DVDs, color coded containers, and a one-month supply of Shakeology. Many doctors suggest replacing a serving of Shakeology with your multivitamin because Shakeology is a super-food rich shake that offers invaluable benefits. Every doctor is different so before exploring this option, check with your doctor to make sure it is ok.
A second great workout program for pregnant women is PiYo. It combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga.
PiYo isn’t like standard Pilates and yoga classes that make you hold long, intense poses, or lead you through dozens of repetitive, microscopic core movements. PiYo speeds everything up—including your results—by introducing you to dynamic, flowing sequences that can burn serious calories at the same time as they lengthen and tone your muscles and increase your flexibility.
With every action-packed PiYo session, you can burn excess fat and sculpt and define your whole body, as you minimize the aches and pains that can come along with high-impact workouts. No matter your age, no matter your body type, PiYo will help give you dramatically visible, incredibly beautiful results.
Signing up is easy. Simply fill out the contact form below. If you are ready to get going:
- Visit BeachBodyCoach.com/SchifoneTanya
- Click on SHOP
- Click on FITNESS PROGRAMS
- Click on PiYo
- Choose the selected program, add to cart, and checkout
Need help choosing the best workout program? Have a question? Fill out the contact form below.