Shaping up + out

Now that I’m in the second trimester, I have more energy and am more interested in getting back into the active groove.  I’m not hitting the gym like I used to – obviously not possible since 1) I haven’t done anything active in the last three months if I didn’t have to, and 2) I’m still pregnant, so it’s not like my body can do the same things as it could when I was not pregnant.  Since gyming it up isn’t on my list of priorities, we’ve been walking around Green Lake quite a bit and I also invested in this hip cool new video from 2002 called The Perfect Pregnancy working.  The instructor in the video is a gymnast in Cirque du Soleil, so as you can imagine I can’t do all of the moves with her level of expertise or flexibility for that matter.  It does make me feel good though that we’re both going through the same obstructions when it comes to certain moves.  It used to be that when I did a push up, my nose touching the ground was an indication of completion; now two (or three) other bumps in my mid-section arrive first.  So Karyne and I have something in common and something that being a gymnast with Cirque du Soleil cannot prepare you for.  I really actually love this video and would highly recommend it for any pregnant woman, or even non-pregnant woman or man.  It allows you to go at an introductory or advanced pace and it feels like the perfect amount of time – 45 minutes including warm up and cool down.  Let me know if you have any other tips on good little pregger workouts; although Karyne is my homegirl, I’m sure I’ll want to mix it up soon!

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