Case in point – my latest workout at Barre3. My friend Kacie and I were invited to try out a class by one of the Barre3 instructors – Amy – and it was a lot of fun and a great workout (although, truth be told my butt was sore for the rest of the day!).
The workout was a fusion of ballet, pilates and yoga and even though it wasn’t a “prenatal” class, with a few simple modifications I was able to keep up. My only complaint was that I hadn’t been doing this workout throughout my whole pregnancy! It was the perfect low-impact, gentle, yet challenging workout for my pregnant self. If you’re in the Portland area, I definitely recommend trying out some of the Barre3 classes (…even if you’re not from the area – they have other locations scattered across the U.S. or you can order their Total Lift Workout DVD which I have and will be using myself).
But, being pregnant, I was obviously famished by the end of class, so of course sustenance was necessary and why not reward myself for all that hard work, right?
See my reward after the jump!
Brunch at Genies Cafe. Pregnancy is all about balance, right? I figure I’m not exactly trying to count calories at this point anyway and the point of exercise right now is to keep my body strong and able for the monster workout of all workouts that I have ahead of me (AKA: pushing a baby out of my you-know-where). Mission accomplished.
What workouts have you done during pregnancy?
How have you rewarded yourself for the hard work?