weight gain during pregnancy

Early Pregnancy Fitness

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
I just found out that I am one month pregnant. I am on a very tight budget so it is difficult for me to go to the gym. I attend classes full time and I work full time.

I would like to know what is the safest way for me to get a workout that won't be harmful to my baby. I am also overweight and am concerned about my weight gain during my pregnancy. Please help me.

Healthy Weight Gain

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,

I have been a gymnast for 10 years, and have been running a gymnastics program for the last 6 years. I just found out I am pregnant. As you can imagine, I have been used to running around and working out a lot. I am very thin, and I am a bit concerned about being able to put on weight.

Everyone tells me to eat milkshakes, fries, and all of the things that I've been trying to avoid for most of my life. Is there a healthier way to go about this? Or should I just start consuming mass quantities of fatty foods?