As a workout from home addict, when I became pregnant I wasn’t quite sure how this was all going to work! Beachbody on Demand (which is basically like Netflix for workouts, and one of my favorite things of all time!) only had one maternity workout per trimester and I knew my variety-loving self would get bored of that in no time, but I just LOVED the convenience of accessing my workouts from my laptop, phone or ipad and getting them done in the morning before my kids were up, or at the park or in the living room while they watched a show or ate lunch – seriously, Beachbody on Demand took away ALL my excuses and just made it SO incredibly convenient to get workouts done every day.
So I decided to dive a little deeper into the Beachbody on Demand’s library and see if there were some programs that I could still do while pregnant and I was amazed at the variety I found and very pleased to have TONS of pregnancy friendly options! I have been mindful through this entire pregnancy to apply some modifications to these workouts, but most of them require very little! To read more of how I modify while pregnant I have a blog post on it here.
I’ve been doing these other workouts 4-5 days a week for the first 30 weeks of my pregnancy and plan to continue for the last 10!
In addition to my at home workouts I was also a daily Shakeology drinker and wondered if that would be ok to continue – after taking it to my midwife I got a GLOWING review from here and am actually taking it instead of my pre-natal vitamin (NOTE: I do take a folic acid supplement because that is the only nutrient Shakeology is missing).
Some things I have noticed while drinking Shakeology and being pregnant:
1) It was a LIFE-SAVER in the first trimester. I was super nauseous and had trouble keeping a lot down and did not have an appetite. I did however still love drinking my shakes – my midwife said cold things like popsicles and smoothies are usually easier for nauseous, pregnant women to stomach, and boy was she right. Because I have three other small children at home, I HAD to keep up my energy even in those difficult early months and Shakeology helped me do that! It has protein, and super foods – it’s like eating 7 salads, so my body responded REALLY well to the shakes.
2) Shakeology also has adaptogens in it which regulate how the body handles stress and hormonal imbalance. HELLO!! This has been HUGE for me, and honestly when people ask me what the biggest difference between this pregnancy and my other three, I have said: “Emotional stability”. I was an emotional WRECK with my other pregnancies, and it was especially difficult when I was pregnant with my third because I had two toddlers to deal with and I was CONSTANTLY loosing my temper with them, crying, it was bad. I am INCREDIBLY thankful for Shakeology helping me stay stable because I don’t want to be Momzilla for 9 months towards my three beautiful babies.
3) Nutrient absorption. Because all of the nutrients and vitamins and probiotics and adaptogens are from WHOLE – FOODS my body is absorbing them so much better in Shakeology than it would from a pill.
4) Food cravings. I don’t know about other pregnant moms, but when I get pregnant, and the nausea subsides I get cravings like WHOA! and it’s not usually for the most nutritious things! (CHEESEBURGERS!) Because my midwife is AWESOME and wants to help me have another healthy, amazing, un-medicated birth, she is always talking to me about good nutrition – but Shakeology helps me PRACTICALLY by flooding my body with good nutrition and probiotics, all which help my sugar and carb cravings be manageable.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing this pregnancy – It’s been working WONDERFULLY for me! If you are a pregnant mom, I’ve created a FREE month-long pregnancy workout guide
containing all of my favorite workouts from the Beachbody on Demand library!
To get your copy fill out this form and I would LOVE to send it to you! Don’t have access to Beachbody on Demand yet? No worries! I can help you get either a free 30 day trial or a free 3 month subscription! (who loves ya?!)
Can’t wait to hear from you and share my pregnancy workout schedule with you!
If you are looking for one of my pregnancy meal plans I blogged a high-protien meal plan here.
I’ve also shared some things I’m doing to prepare my body for it’s fourth natural birth here.
I’ve also got a quick pregnancy workout circuit on my YouTube channel that is based off of one of the Beachbody on Demand workouts I do if you are wanting to get your body moving now!!
If there’s ANY way I can support you in your healthy pregnancy journey or you have questions – I would truly LOVE to hear from you – I read and respond to EACH and every email <3 Message me!