Tips for Staying, Sexy, Healthy and In Shape During Your Pregnancy
*Keep moving! You may feel tired, nauseas, low energy throughout your pregnancy; but I promise moving even just in small amounts helps beat fatigue, combats nausea and boosts your energy.
*Get some fresh air and go for a walk….this always helps me.
*Do some yoga! I’ve continued my practice and I swear it’s helped me not only feel better physically, but also mentally. It’s also helped me really bond with my body as it changes and my baby as he grows inside of me.
*Drink lots and lots of water…this one is hard since the trips to the bathroom become more and more frequent, but it’s super important to stay hydrated. Get some naturally flavored waters like HINT or make a big pitcher and add lemons, oranges, cucumbers, berries, etc. to it. I drink a lot of caffeine free teas that are safe during pregnancy and put them on ice as well. Also, coconut water is very hydrating and helpful.
*Put your feet up when you need to, and ask your sweetheart for a massage. If you have the extra $ invest in a few really good prenatal massages.
*Pamper your skin–I’ve been using indie lee (http://indielee.com/) all natural skin care oils on my face and my bump and my skin glows! I also love Bethenny’s skinny mom conditioning belly butter and soothing body oil.
*Tone with therabands…these are lightweight yet add resistance. You can sit on the floor legs straight out in front of you and loop the band around your feet. Hold each end in your hands and do some low rows, high rows, bicep curls, etc.
*Breathe deeply–give yourself a few moments each day to connect with your breath and tune in to your body.
*Take lots of warm baths–it feels so nurturing to sit in the bath tub and chill out. Warm baths are also good for circulation and relaxation. I like to add some oil to the water to soak in to my skin while I lay there for 15 to 20 minutes. Just make sure the water isn’t too hot!
*Have sex–what more can I say?
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!