They’re getting easier by the day! I just completed my Perfect Pregnancy Workout DVD and was shocked when the “keep it up” shoulder exercise at the finished and I wasn’t even fatigued. Yay for all those shoulder strengtheners in yoga class. The exercise in this DVD consists of holding arms straight out to the sides, making fists with thumbs pointing up and doing small shoulder circles. Keep it up for about 5 minutes. Jane at Yoga Tree, where I take my Wednesday classes always talks us through four different types of shoulder strengtheners while she reminds us we won’t be able to put our babies down just because our arms are tired. One of these days I’m going to post some of these on my core page. In the mean time, build those muscles!
Anyway, the rest of my workout today didn’t feel quite as good because every time I moved, my hip reminded me to take it easy. I had to stop the hip rotations and leg lifts and one point to rest but other than needing to move slowly, I survived! My stomach muscles (yes, they’re still there somewhere) must be staying semi-strong because none of the core work felt remotely challenging and let I mention again… my arms and shoulders are in good shape 🙂
the workout: 40 minute strength training DVD