I’ve cut way back on exercising the last few weeks. Between getting sick (several times), back pain, extreme exhaustion, and just sheer uncomfortableness, it can be hard for me to fit in a good workout. But I also know how important exercise is even during the last few weeks of pregnancy. It can help decrease comfort, release endorphins (aka make you happier), prepare your body for labor and childbirth, and of course burn fat. The CDC recommends 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout your entire pregnancy so no reason to skip out when you get close to the finish line.
Of course having cute workout clothes makes working out a lot more enjoyable for me whether I’m pregnant or not. I love that Fabletics has so many options that will fit me during and after pregnancy. At this point I can still wear normal workout pants but even most of my maternity tops are a little too tight, eek! These Salar Crops (in Vixen) are a dream though – so comfortable and I’m loving the color. And the Nanette Jacket here might not zip right now but I still am wearing it for outdoor workouts for a little extra warmth. The thumbholes are great and it’s the perfect jacket for running or wearing over a tank to the gym.
One of my favorite ways to be inspired to workout right now is to hop on Pinterest and search for different prenatal or pregnancy-friendly workouts and follow along with them. Some of my favorites for the last few months of pregnancy are:
Women’s Health: The Third Trimester Workout Plan
Fitness RX Women: Third Trimester Circuit Full-Body Exercise Ball Workout
Any other tips for working out in the late stages of pregnancy?
Leah @ Everyday Love says
I worked out much more with my second pregnancy than my first and noticed a big difference with recovery!
I definitely should have exercised more when I was pregnant. It was just so hard to get motivated! Maybe next time 😉
You are such an inspiration! With my first pregnancy I remember thinking that I was going to exercise everyday and such but of course that isn't how it happen! You go girl!
Heather Sander says
I wasn't allowed to exercise during my pregnancies and i was always jealous of those that could!
Ashley Quackenbush says
Love this!! U look amazing!!!
Ivana Jeknić says
Love the fact that you keep your body and spirit in shape even pregnant..All the best xoxo
Joanna Clute says
You look great mama! I've actually been really wanting to try out Fabletics. Do you like their clothing?
Hi, I'm Susannah! says
Ooo… Thank you so much for these ideas! I'm going to save them for my next pregnancy! You look amazing! <3
Kat Cantave says
One of my goals for the New Year is to exercise. I'm glad I stumbled on this post, I am going to start next week! Love how you're working out pregnant and all!