Q&A Keeping the Lower Body lean During Pregnancy
Q: I absolutely love your page and what you stand for! You’ve been a huge inspiration of mine for a long time!! I just had one quick question I’m 17 weeks pregnant with my 2nd little darling and I’m thinking its another precious little girl bc my hips and butt are expanding while my waist is slowly growing I’m working out 3-4 times a week in the gym with weight and then the other days my toddler and I are doing something fun and active. My diet is staying healthy and consistent as well for the health of me and the baby. I was just wondering if you had any advice or what you did to keep your legs/glutes from gaining alot of body fat. That’s my problem area in the first place but I would like to keep it in check if I can!
Thank you so much in advanced!! I know you’re loving motherhood!! They grow up so fast!!
A: Hello and Thank you so much for your message and sweet words! I am so happy you are following and finding my page, posts and inspiration useful in your journey!! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! How exciting for another little munchkin!! Way to keep working out and focusing on doing something active every day! That was my mantra during my pregnancy, no matter how little, just do something active every day!! It sounds like you are doing everything you can to stay on track and keeping things clean and consistent with your nutrition is KEY! To answer your question, I would do everything you are doing… do something active every day, focus on a healthy/balanced nutritional plan and incorporate some body weight squats and some floor gluteal work (butt squeezes, leg lifts, etc) to keep things toned. Dig into your mind and trust your instinct when it comes to “cravings”. Know the difference between your body needing something and your mind wanting something…. You are on a good path and I am confident that if you continue doing what you are doing, you will only gain what you need to gain and post pregnancy, things will come right off!!! Our bodies are amazing machines and WILL bounce right back! No stress during your pregnancy, just enjoy the journey!! Best wishes and please keep me posted! Again, thank you for following and for your support!
ps- Yes they do grown up quick. I can’t believe my son is already 8 months! I am loving this chapter of my life as a new mom!!