Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Wondering what it’s like to exercise while pregnant? Today I’m sharing my fitness routine with you—research shows that exercising while pregnant can keep your heart and lungs healthy, and may also improve your mood.



Now while I don’t run a marathon while 30 weeks pregnant I do, however, prefer a brisk walkOver the weekend we had over 50 degrees which was the perfect day for a walk and some exercise routines by the beach. As you know, I’m an avid runner but being in my 3rd trimester running is pretty much out of the picture so, I opt for a gentler option: Brisk walking. It helps me to stay fit, and most importantly it feels so good. It keeps my lungs and heart healthy which means the baby will profit from it as well. But please, note that you should take some precautions, and be sure to talk to your doctor first before you start your exercise routine.


I also believe in light stretching before and after my work-out. Lately I’ve had some really bad back aches and stretching seems to help relax my back a bit. It also helps relieve some of my discomfort and it gives me a boost of energy…because let’s face it: Being pregnant can be really tiring! How about you?! If you are currently pregnant—do you have any exercise tips you’d like to share? Do tell by commenting below!

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As always, thanks so much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!



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  1. Nancy
    January 23, 2017 / 2:34 AM

    Ha, you still can reach your toes? Wow!

  2. miri
    January 23, 2017 / 3:42 AM

    I admire that you still do brisk walks at 30 weeks. I could not walk fast from my 20th week when I was pregnant. I was always so exhausted! So I really admire your stamina! 🙂


  3. January 23, 2017 / 4:54 AM

    You go girl! Such an inspiration! Stretching is def my fav thing about a work-out x So good! Have a beautiful week x Hugs, Mary


  4. January 23, 2017 / 5:14 AM

    Great workout outfit and so proud of you for keeping fit during our pregnancy. I always exercised during pregnancy and it helps take the post baby weight off a lot faster after if you’ve stayed active. That vest is adorable and your hair look amazing!! Have a marvelous Monday gorgeous!

  5. Cora
    January 23, 2017 / 5:28 AM

    Your such an inspiration girl…Always love to read your blog…Workout during pregnancy is good but not too much…Take care…

  6. January 23, 2017 / 6:22 AM

    What a cute workout outfit, Vanessa! I know that exercising is always a mood booster for me too — so good to know that it’s the same way when you’re pregnant! What beautiful weather you had over the weekend too. I’ll take 50 degrees in January!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  7. January 23, 2017 / 9:03 AM

    Yes, exercising when pregnant is so important! Towards the end of my pregnancy, I went for long brisk walks too.
    x Emily

  8. January 23, 2017 / 9:03 AM

    Dear V., as usual, so beautiful pictures and topic! I loooved your gym pants and how good that the weather was like that, it’s nice to go out for fresh air! I liked that you said that the brisk walking is good for you and Baby J, stretching as well and I do believe it must really be. Of course, each woman has a way of doing things, but knowing what is better for you is very good! You look adorable, V., so beautiful! I will confess, eager to see Baby J! Hugs and kisses dear V.! Hope you have a very nice week!

  9. January 23, 2017 / 9:05 AM

    Good for you Vanessa! You remind me (lol if this is sort of funny) of Charlotte from SATC when she expresses her desire to keep running while she’s pregnant–although, I think she’d wish she had your awesome leggings-love those!


  10. January 23, 2017 / 9:42 AM

    Love your activewear outfit! Those leggings are too cute. And good for you for keeping up with exercising while you’re pregnant!


  11. Tamara
    January 23, 2017 / 11:36 AM

    It’s great to see that your still active during pregnancy Vanessa, doctors actually recommend that! Love your leggings today!

    Have a great tart of the week!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  12. January 23, 2017 / 12:12 PM

    Happy Monday Vanessa! I’m loving your workout gear, especially those chic leggings! You have stayed in such amazing shape all throughout your pregnancy. Inspiring girl! I love to go for brisk walks too even during the winter. Have a great week!

    xo, Jackie

  13. January 23, 2017 / 12:19 PM

    Your leggings are so cute! I was a big runner before getting pregnant but have since opted for other workouts but I can not wait until I can start running again…I miss it!!

  14. January 23, 2017 / 12:46 PM

    I remember my mom use to do some light exercise while pregnant for my last sibling, she always felt relieved. It’s really healthy exercising btw those leggings and running shoes looks amazing on you.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  15. January 23, 2017 / 12:59 PM

    Look at you! You look beautiful, Vanessa, those leggings are so cute! Love how purple looks against your skin.
    Glad you are still taking it easy, though!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  16. January 23, 2017 / 12:59 PM

    You are incredible! I admire you!! <3

  17. Pentené
    January 23, 2017 / 1:02 PM

    You look so fabulous! Xoxo

  18. January 23, 2017 / 1:43 PM

    You are TOO CUTE!!!!!!! I can’t take it! You look absolutely amazing at 30wks. I love your workout look, those leggings are everything! I’ve continued to workout as well, though I tend to prefer weight training; I don’t enjoy cardio as much, lol! But, I still make myself do it for health purposes. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



  19. January 23, 2017 / 3:57 PM

    Okay how adorable are you! I love these photos, do I recall you saying that you took a photography class a while back? If so could you share that info because it’s something I’ve been thinking about doing (other than youtube tutorials) for some time now. I agree with staying healthy and fit! I need to stretch more before and after my workouts. 🙂

  20. January 23, 2017 / 9:31 PM

    Having not yet been pregnant but hoping to become so next year, I so appreciate these kinds of posts. Fitness is something that is so important to me and is probably the aspect of pregnancy I’m feeling most uncertain about. It’s wonderful that you’re still incorporating fitness into your life!

  21. January 23, 2017 / 10:59 PM

    This is so interesting! I think I would want to stay home all the time carrying a baby heheh but you’re right, little exercises like this really help stimulate your body!


  22. January 24, 2017 / 12:54 AM

    You are such an inspiration. This year I gave myself a kick up the ass so I could exercise. The thing is I love cardio but I messed up my knees about 10 years back and it hurts to do so many basic things. Its heriditary so it aint going nowhere and even though online there are many alternatives for exercises to do. I’m stubborn, i.e. I want to exercise how I want to exercise and not have to make major changes. I tried to continue with my professional dance lessons then I had to stop because it got too frustrating to not be able to do what I knew I could do…I looove to dance you see…
    Anyhoo, so this year I’m trying a new thing- I will attempt to give Naija Dance Fitness Classes and the preperation for that is making me exercise to have the stamina for the class. I’ll see how that goes, I’m trying to book a room now.
    Anyhoo back to you, its great you are exercising during your pregnancy, as you said it will improve your mood and make it easier to do the oh-so-coveted SNAP BACK. Loving those leggings too. Have a good daaay hon. Xx

  23. January 24, 2017 / 5:07 AM

    A brisk walk sounds like a great way to keep active without exerting yourself, plus your outfit is lovely! Congratulations on your baby btw xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  24. January 24, 2017 / 8:16 AM

    this is amazing Vanessa! so good you’ve stayed active through out your pregnancy. Love your leggings and shoes babe!


    The Fashionista Bubble

  25. January 24, 2017 / 8:52 AM

    That’s amazing that you’re staying active during pregnancy. You look amazing!! Love your workout look.
    Have a great week!

    xO – Steph

  26. January 24, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    I’m loving your commitment to staying active during your pregnancy- I’m sure it’s not always easy! You look super cute here, too. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  27. January 24, 2017 / 11:43 AM

    So Stunning! Looking fit and gorgeous!!
    Adi xx

  28. January 24, 2017 / 2:41 PM

    The post is great! Loving your photos:)


  29. January 24, 2017 / 10:45 PM

    Exercise during pregnancy can be a hassle, but it is so important for your body and the baby’s body. Walking and stretching are the best type of exercises to practice during pregnancy. I used to add some squats here and there as well! Loving your cute workout look!!


  30. January 26, 2017 / 9:46 AM

    Yaaay, we hit the 30 weeks now! 🙂 Yes, I also exercise while I’m pregnant! I hit the gym twice a week instead of 4 times now.I do a lot of fitness ball workouts and squats. I also pay a lot of attention to my lower back, shoulders, hips and pelvic floor 🙂 You look great btw 😉 Love your workout leggings 😀 Stay healthy V! Love you loads! xo, Vivian


  31. January 26, 2017 / 7:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing this post! While I’ve never been pregnant and won’t be anytime soon, I’ve always wondered about this and whether or not it was okay to exercise while carrying a baby. Good to know that there are some workout options when you’re pregnant!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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