My maternity workout regime consists of walking...and more walking...lots of walking.
I would attend a prenatal yoga class, but that would mean spending extra $, driving 20+ minutes to a studio, and finding the time to go without my daughter.
I would go running, but I'm not the type to run marathons with a belly. It's uncomfortable and I worry about all that "jostling."
I would have a personal trainer come to my house three times a week to ensure that I stay fit and strong all the way through my delivery date and beyond, but I am not a celebrity.
So, instead I walk. I lift my 5 lb. dumbbells occasionally (...and my 20-pound 2-year-old daughter counts, right?), but mostly I just walk.
When I walk, I prefer to be comfortable and stylish at the same time since I know most of my neighbors. I want to look elegantly chic, despite the fact that I'm out-of-breath and my belly is growing bigger with each passing day.
Isn't it wonderful that workout clothes are now available that are designed specifically with pregnant women in mind? Consider Zobha's maternity collection - five pieces that could be classified in the "resort wear" category. Somehow I think celebrities would be proud to wear these items.
How cute is this outfit:
I have the sweater and it's so pretty - excellent for chilly weather and it's "versatile" too. It can easily be dressed up [to wear to the office or to your child's school play] or down, depending on what you pair it with and what accessories you choose.
YOUR TURN: If you are currently pregnant, what is your exercise routine like? How do you stay motivated?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Maternity Brigitte Cashmere Sweater from Zobha ($195) the size of her choice. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, January 11 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #54 Karissa. Congratulations!