A bit over a week ago, I did a workout that I hadn’t done for a bit (the Moms Into Fitness youtube video mentioned here). It has more squats and lunges than I’ve been doing lately. The next day or three my legs were so sore, so I knew I needed to up my workouts to include more legs.
Each week, I say my plan is three strength training workouts. Lately it has been three but the third has been something lighter. Usually this is because I have needed to sleep in one day and I have difficulty working out at night. So evening workouts get a bit less structure and time. And the planned workout becomes something entirely different.
Today and whenever I lift next this week, I will add squats and lunges to finish off my workout. I will need the extra leg strength as first my belly continues to grow and then to carry a child with me.
I do both with hand weights by my sides, not with a weight on my back. It isn’t recommended to use a barbell on your back during pregnancy. I have no noticeable soreness from this morning so far!
I also recommended some workout pants to a woman at the gym but I’m not sure if I mentioned them here. Most of my pants are from Old Navy, but ether ones I have from For Two Fitness are my favorite! Great material and the foldover waist is still not bulky. They weren’t priced quite as nice as Old Navy, but I do think they are worth a little extra. I think they will hold up nicely if you plan on another pregnancy or have a pregnant friend to pass them on to.