I had big dreams for pregnancy. I read every pregnancy book I could find for the year leading up to becoming pregnant. I had a Pinterest page full of all the adorable outfits I was going to wear with a baby bump and a mental list of all the preparations I was going to make.
Then…I became pregnant.
I was sick and extremely miserable for the entire 40 weeks and 3 days. I was nauseous and vomiting for the first 20 weeks, and just as the nausea started to subside, I started to become uncomfortable in my rapidly changing body. Having spent my entire life staring in mirrors and perfecting my body’s every move as a dancer, sent me into a mind warp.
I couldn’t find the release and surrender needed in order to fully enjoy my pregnancy.
Every day was a struggle and I could NOT wait to bring that baby earth side. Everyone around me kept saying, Enjoy it. This is a beautiful time of your life. Sleep now. This is the easy part.
I’m calling their bluff. Having my little lady outside my body is much more enjoyable…and while I may not get to sleep as much, I sleep much more comfortably than I did with a 25lb beach ball protruding from my abdomen.
The ONLY time I felt good was when my body was in motion. Exercising throughout my pregnancy was my saving grace. I actually commuted on my bike to train clients up until the day before I went into labor. You should have seen the double takes I received from strangers! Riding my bike in particular made me feel the most “normal”. While I wasn’t as Speedy Gonzales as I would have liked to be, riding freed me from the uncomfortable feelings that accompanied my pregnancy.
So I’m sharing my secret with you.
The secret to loving your pregnancy……is movement!
And not just any movement. It has to be movement that you love. Anyone who knows me, knows I hate walking. Walking was not the movement that brought me joy during pregnancy. Dancing, yoga, working out with my clients, teaching BodyBond, my prenatal workout, and riding my bike were the movements that brought me joy. There was something so empowering about doing all those things AND growing a human that made me feel powerful, strong, beautiful and invincible.
What moves makes you feel beautiful and strong?
When I created my prenatal BodyBond workout, I was coming from a place of self love and the need to feel normal. I wanted a workout that would connect me to my baby, raise my spiritual vibration and produce more self esteem while I strengthened the muscles needed for pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery.
Everyone deserves to experience a pregnancy that they love.
Which leads me to mention, the pre-sale for my online, prenatal workout will be opening within the next few weeks! It will include information on how to safely exercise during pregnancy, educate you about what muscles you need to focus on in order to have a stronger pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery, and it includes 2 at home workout videos that I filmed while 8 months pregnant!
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Happy moving 🙂
Love & Leafy Greens,