Ep. 171: Pregnancy Workout Plan

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Summary: On today's episode, I'm talking with listener Maggie about how to approach a fitness routine while pregnant!<br> <br> <br> <br> We're back with our 171st episode of the Fed+Fit Podcast! Remember to check back every Monday for a new episode and be sure to subscribe on iTunes!<br> <br> Find us HERE on iTunes and be sure to "subscribe."<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Episode 171 Sponsors<br> <br> Thrive Market - for an EXTRA 25% off your first purchase PLUS a free 30 day trial via THIS link!<br> Lorissa's Kitchen - for 20% off on Amazon, click HERE and use code "20OFFLK"<br> <br> Episode 171 Transcription<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit podcast. I am your host, Cassy Joy Garcia. And I am back today by popular demand. Y’all have been writing in, saying, “We want more reverse interviews!” {laughs}. I really have gotten several of these notes, and it’s very exciting. Because today I’m introducing you to Maggie. It’s one of my favorite names. I didn’t tell you this beforehand. But Maggie is joining us. She is an occupational therapist for an in-patient rehab clinic located out of Philadelphia. And I am so excited to welcome you to the show today, Maggie. Thank you for making the time to come on.<br> <br> Maggie: My pleasure. Thanks for having me.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Of course! And for listeners, just know that we have a little bit of a delay. Bear with us, but it will all be good.<br> <br> Alright, I will pass the baton off to you if you want to tell folks a little bit more about yourself and then we can start our chat.<br> <br> Maggie: Sounds good. So, like Cassy said, I’m living in Philadelphia, PA. Right in the city, which is really neat. I’m 31 years old, and I’m currently going through my first pregnancy. Which is very exciting, and also very scary at the same time.<br> <br> I’m very active on a normal day before being pregnant, and have been a longtime follower of Cassy and all the good stuff you're putting out there, so thanks for that. And I originally reached out to you, I guess during my first trimester, just because I was kind of hitting a wall when it came to exercise and kind of knowing how to navigate this new process. And you just kind of seemed like you had a really good balance. Kind of found a really healthy rhythm of staying active, and having a healthy pregnancy. So I’ve got lots of questions about that today.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Perfect. Well it’s a great conversation. It’s something I get asked about a lot. So I’m really thrilled to talk with you about it. How far along are you right now?<br> <br> Maggie: I just started 21 weeks.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Oh my goodness! How exciting! {Laughs} Well, we have a video chat going. You're radiant. You’re absolutely lovely; it’s very exciting.<br> <br> Maggie: {laughs} Thanks. It’s a little warm in here; I think that’s more the issue.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Isn’t that so funny? People talk about the pregnancy glow, and I was just like; I’m just sweating. I’m sweating. {laughs}<br> <br> Maggie: That’s exactly it. That’s 100% it. {laughs}<br> <br> Cassy Joy: I love it. Well you really do look lovely, and very beautiful. What are some of your questions to kind of get us started then? What’s the first thing you're wondering?<br> <br> Maggie: I think I’ve been having a hard time finding the right information. Especially just for me, as far as there is just so much conflicting information out there when you go searching and hunting, to find reliable and valid information is pretty hard. And there’s just such a wide variety of opinions and advice. So just trying to find the right balance between exercise during pregnancy.<br> <br> So I’m repeatedly told, “You need to take it easy. You need to turn it down a little bit. Go at a conversational pace.” Whatever that means. But then on the other hand,