Let's be honest I was TIRED with each of my pregnancies. While I was pregnant with Holden (my first) I had no obligation other than to my pregnancy. Just prior to becoming pregnant with Holden I had finally, 2 years in the making, welcomed a healthy lifestyle. At the time I was managing a local gym, had a trainer, and was tracking everything I was eating. It was an addiction for me. Adapting that lifestyle to pregnancy was harder than I would have expected. I had just worked so hard to get my body to my goal. I did periodic workouts (when I wasn't sick). In no way was a spending the 2 hours a day in the gym that I was before. Being my first pregnancy and at the time was in limbo with insurance I had no way to ensure I was doing things right. I would have welcomed this recommendation during Holden's pregnancy. In the end, Holden was a happy, healthy newborn.
It wasn't until my second pregnancy with Gretta I was introduced to "Body by Trimester" by another mom I had met in Early Childhood Family Education. In the thirteen months between having Holden and getting pregnant with Gretta I had used Beachbody workouts at home because the gym was no longer a trip I could make happen. I had progressed from 21 Day Fix to 21 Day Fix Extreme all the way to Insanity Max:30. I had been so very close to my goal again. I faced the fact I was far too tired to continue with the intensity I was at with these workouts and though I had the resources this go around to consult with my doctor I decided to use Body by Trimester. I would proudly say Gretta's pregnancy may have been my healthiest pregnancy as far as working out throughout the pregnancy because of Body by Trimester.
I will say with Myla, my third pregnancy, working out was out the window being pregnant with a 2 year old and a less than 1 year old was A LOT of work! Though I made the promise to myself in the beginning I would continue with my fitness journey, I just couldn't. Fail, I know, but did I ever run my hinny off! I truly believe trying your best to maintain activity throughout your pregnancies is so important, it not only fuels your body, but it feeds your mind.