Jess Swarbreck

Jess Swarbreck

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Sculpt take 2!

  • Oct 17th, 2019 at 3:37AM

I've been looking forward to starting sculpt since I signed up over a month ago so was so disappointed to wake up on Monday feeling rubbish having caught a cold. Not off to the best start as a result but determined to get back into it once I've fully recovered.

This will be a very different program for me as I'm currently 5 months pregnant with my first baby. Exercise wise, I'm still running about once a week and brisk walking every day which I think will be my cardio. I'm very keen to get into some more strength work as I've been super lazy about this since the first trimester which was mostly spent on the sofa feeling dreadful.

My goals for this program are to stay mindful with the diet which I have been super relaxed about recently - I've been very careful to make sure I'm including everything I need for a healthy pregnancy but have also been indulging in a lot of marmite toast and treats too. I'm keen not to put on too much weight which I know will be hard to lose after the baby's born but mostly I want to maintain strength and fitness to help me reach my goal of having an event free, natural birth and good recovery afterwards.

High intensity cardio and most abdominal work is off the cards for me at the moment but I will be doing as much of the strength and bar work that I can.
Fingers crossed!

 
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10 comments

Jane R.Jane R.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

And you know what, a perky butt looks awesome when you are pregnant!


    Kim BensonKim BensonKenzai Member
    Trainerabout 2 years ago

    Hey Jess, you can do bridges and light ab/pelvic floor work. Can't wait to see the weekly photos of the belly :o)


      Nidhi S.Nidhi S.Kenzai Member
      about 2 years ago

      Hey Jess,

      Hope you are feeling better today and recovered from the cold. The bump looks adorable.

      So excited to do this programme with you.

      And might I just add that it was totally okay to be relaxed with diet during the first trimester. You had enough to deal with to be not treating yourself a bit! :)

      So awesome of you to keep working on your strength and fitness .

      All the best to us for the coming weeks!

      Love and hugs,
      Nidhi


        Anetta S.Anetta S.{:graduating=>"Graduating", :on_day=>"Day %{day}", :title=>"%{program} | %{state}", :title_with_membership=>"%{program} | %{state} (Member)"}
        about 2 years ago

        Congratulations! I love that you're taking such good care of yourself in anticipation of giving birth. I don't have any kids but I do have three sisters and during pregnancy they've more taken the "lay around and eat candy" approach. Being kid-free, I obviously can't judge, but I still think you're making great choices and can't wait to see how you progress through the program!


          Heather D.Heather D.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          Wow good for you! I kept up exercising with my first pregnancy but my diet was horrendous. Your approach sounds fabulous


            Leah G.Leah G.Kenzai Member
            about 2 years ago

            Congratulations and way to go! You are a rock star for doing the program with one on the way!!


              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
              about 2 years ago

              Fun to train together - Health momentum FTW

              Go Team go


                Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
                Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

                I'm looking forward to the weekly pics - for once to see the midsection growing.


                  Soraya W.Soraya W.Alumni
                  about 2 years ago

                  Congratulations Jess! ❤️


                    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
                    about 2 years ago

                    Sounds like a great approach to staying fit while your baby grows inside you! Be well!


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