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Prenatal Exercise- Third Trimester Motivation to Exercise

Posted Feb 09 2010 4:41pm

To Sara of Fit by Sara: “I’m in my third trimester of my second pregnancy and have been really bad about exercising.  Now I’m at the end of my pregnancyand I KNOW I’ll feel better if I get up and get movingbut I just don’t have the motivation.  Any tips?”

From Sara of Fit by Sara: “The third trimester of pregnancy can be a challenging time to get motivated to exercise because your belly is bigger and you may be more uncomfortable.  Howeverwalkingswimming and prenatal yoga can really help you feel better by releasing muscle tension and reducing stress.  The key to getting motivated is to remind yourself of how good you will feel AFTER you exercise!  You’ll likely experience less physical discomfort and get a boost in energy.  Still needing motivation?  How about trying a prenatal yoga class!  You would connect with other “momma’s to be” while stretching and connecting to your baby.  Still not convinced?  Check out a prenatal yoga dvd!  This way you can exercise in the comforts of your own home.   I produced a prenatal yoga dvd catered to the third trimester of pregnancy (I was filmed just 2 weeks prior to my 2nd child’s delivery).  You can preview it here: http://fitbysara.com/third-trimester-prenatal-workout-program.php.  Now is no better time to get up and get moving!” -Sara Holliday MFTCPT

***Have a question for me?  Email me at info@fitbysara.com or leave a comment.

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