How I stay in Shape During Pregnancy

I have gotten lots of questions about staying fit and in shape during pregnancy. Today I thought I would share with you some tips and what I do to remain in shape.

Let me be clear that I am NOT a doctor or a healthcare professional. If you are pregnant, please see your health provider in finding out what’s best for you and your lifestyle.

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares her top tips on how to stay in shape during pregnancy!

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares her top tips on how to stay in shape during pregnancy!

With that said, staying in shape or even finding the energy during pregnancy is hard. There are many many days where I just don’t feel like doing anything. And, THAT’S OKAY! Growing a human being is tough work.

A general rule for working out during pregnancy is if you worked out before, you should keep working out during pregnancy. You’ll need to make a few modifications as your baby (and you) grow. You don’t want to pick up weight training, or trying something new during pregnancy. That is a no-no.

Houston Lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears maternity workout clothes while pregnant

For me, my goal is not to lose weight or build muscle during pregnancy; I want only to maintain what I have to make sure I stay fit. There are many benefits to working out during pregnancy which include; more energy, less aches (pre-natal yoga did WONDERS for my back pain), and you’ll be able to bounce back faster after delivery! You can read more here. Houston Lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears maternity workout clothes while pregnant

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares her top tips on how to stay in shape during pregnancy!

Houston Lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears maternity workout clothes while pregnant

So what do I do to stay in shape?

  • Prenatal Yoga. LOVE doing Yoga, it’s relaxing, and I swear it helped me with my delivery! I pushed for 15 minutes with Jadyn (my first born) and pushed once with Colin (my youngest). I’m actually scared this third one will slide right on out.
  • Drink water. Stay Hydrated; I aim to drink half my body weight in ounces.
  • Rest when you can. Listen to your body and stop when you need to stop. Take a nap if you can, and most importantly aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep at night. Thank the Lord for my snoogle. I am finally sleeping better thanks to my snoogle.
  • Watch what you eat. Now I know this one is hard, especially when those cravings kick in. But limit yourself, and watch what you eat. The whole eating for two is not very accurate (see article here). I love drinking smoothies; I’ll buy my fruit and stick them in the freezer and blend it up together in my Ninja.
  • Work out 2/3 times a week. I love the pregnancy project for non-gym days. But, I do also go to the gym. My gym workouts look like this:
    Cardio – Stairs, elliptical, and power walking.
    Lower body – squats, lunges, leg curls, leg extensions and that weird butterfly machine.
    Upper body – modified push-ups, curls, shoulder press, and dips.

Houston Lifestyle blogger Uptown with Elly Brown wears maternity clothes for working out outfit details (affiliate links): top \ pants \ shoes

Photos by Julia Gozman

I hope I was able to answer your questions as far as how I stay in shape during pregnancy. As always, if you have any questions, comment below or send me a message! Thank you for stopping by, if you enjoyed this post on to keep in shape during pregnancy, check my fitness journey after 3 kids!

xoxo,

Houston beauty and lifestyle blogger Elly from Uptown With Elly Brown shares her top tips on how to stay in shape during pregnancy!

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5 comments on “How I stay in Shape During Pregnancy

  • Eddie Canales says: http://www.performancetherapeutics.net

    Hello Elly, Wow! You are looking so hot and fit in this outfit. I must appreciate for your fitness. You are an inspirational for every woman. Fitness should be prime importance for everyone. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog.

  • Lorraine says: https://theberkey.com/

    Wow Elly, Are you pregnant? You are amazing and still fit.

  • Km says:

    How far along are you in these pictures? 😮

  • Patrica Jones says: https://www.momsnkids.net/

    Hey Elly, You are looking so beautiful. Your pregnant image is looking so amazing. Your pregnancy information and tip is very helpful for every pregnant woman. I like your fitness. Thank you for share such healthy and helpful tips.