My pregnancy workout routine really got thrown for a loop when quarantine hit. I love how I feel after I workout, but admittedly, sometimes it’s tough to get myself motivated. Now that I don’t have actual classes or appointments with my trainer, getting my booty into gear is harder!
Also, I’m in my 3rd trimester now (woo hoo, the final stretch!!) and my back hurts, I’m easily winded and just really tired.
But, like I said, every time I get myself to do move, I feel like a whole new woman! Right now, I have a few favorite go-to at-home workouts that I can easily do and that I love doing. They make me feel amazing and give me so much energy, and also help me sleep at night.
3 Favorite At-Home Quarantine Workouts I’ve Been Loving
Walking (or Running)
Walking is like meditation for me, anyone else? It’s been harder to find an hour to get out by myself, but even when I’m pushing Owen in the stroller and walking the dog, it feels so good to be outside.
Being inside all day can get so monotonous and I seriously cherish the time we get to spend outside. Now that spring is in bloom, it’s getting more and more beautiful each time. I’m always trying to stay hopeful and this definitely helps!
Personally, I am not a runner, but if you are, get outside and do it!
Melissa Wood Workouts
If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ve probably seen me rave about Melissa Wood. Her workouts are like a combination of yoga, barre and pilates. They’re quick (some are as short as 8 minutes and still burn like hell), don’t require much equipment (there’s a whole section that’s just body weight), and she’s so dang calm. And, it’s only $9/month for a whole library of workouts!
She makes you feel amazing, energized and at peace and that’s probably what keeps me coming back to these workouts the most. I love doing them in the morning too because it just sets my day off on a better note.
I haven’t been doing these as often, but I can feel myself losing strength—all that hard work with my trainer, poof—gone! Thanks for that, quarantine.
We have a few sets of neoprene dumbells at our house which makes getting in some strength training easy.
I have a whole series of at-home workouts in my own workout guide that I launched about this time last year, you can grab it here for free, and I’m pulling that out this week and adding it to the rotation. Like, I said, my back has been hurting, but doing standing arm workouts is totally doable for me right now.
This week, I’m aiming to get a workout in every day! It shouldn’t be hard, but when you’re with a wild toddler all day, somehow your hours get used up quickly!