The Wanna Be Health Nut

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Pregnant Zumba? September 15, 2011

Filed under: pregnancy,ZUMBA — tiffers81 @ 9:21 pm

If anyone knows me, they know that I love training for half-marathons as well as my beloved Zumba classes. Throughout this pregnancy I have been very cautious and have basically just walked and lifted light weights. I saw the ad for the Zumba Exhilarate on TV and decided to order it. I figure that I won’t have quite as much free time to make it to the gym once Sydney is born and having the DVDs at home would be a great way for me to still get my Zumba on while embracing motherhood. The package arrived in the mail yesterday and I tried the Zumba Accelerate DVD today. Before I got pregnant, I could Zumba for hours on end. Today was a different story. I managed to keep up with the DVD, but became light-headed and worn out after about 25 minutes, boo….  I guess it is better than nothing though.

As I was dancing around, I thought to myself, I wonder what I look like in my sports bra and capri tights with my belly hanging out doing the salsa, haha. I have to say though, that so far, I am really liking this set and feel that it is worth every penny. I plan to finish the DVD on Saturday and test out some of the others in the next few weeks.

Pregnancy Update:

31 weeks

Weight gained: 15 pounds

I have noticed within just the past few days that my feet are definitely swelling. I try to drink as much water as I can and put my feet up whenever possible, but from morning until night, there is now a noticeable puffiness going on down there. Heartburn has also increased. Up until this point, only ketchup had given me mild heartburn, but now anything spicy does it to me. They say it goes away once the baby drops again, so I am waiting for that so that I can enjoy the spicy foods that I love once again.