MM and RHT: Our Red Fitness Ball

 

As much as I want winter to leave us soon, I don’t think my plea will be granted anytime soon because the first month of the year is not over yet. Usually, it will get warm here in our neck of the woods around late March or April so I still have a long way to wait for the warmer days to come. With that, my walking exercise routine is very much affected since I can’t go out and take a walk outdoor when the temperature is below freezing. So what I do? I try to incorporate regular walking to my daily moves; that is, by using the Wii Fit. Also, my purchased 65cm fitness ball also helps a lot.

 

This week, I am on my 11th week of pregnancy. While I deal with the First Trimester, morning sickness is here but it’s a lot manageable compared to my experience with the first pregnancy. I can easily divert my attention whenever I feel lousy, dizzy, and nauseous. Which is of course, great! With just foods to munch once a while, I am good to go. Apples, bananas, and those expensive mangoes and blueberries help a lot, I must say!

 

I bought this fitness ball last year before our move and since then, my exercise routine has been pretty good!

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My 65cm fitness ball

I don’t only get to use this ball, it became my daughter’s toy as well! She calls it the giant red tomato and she loves letting it bounce and roll around here.

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Triz and the giant tomato!

And, did I mention how helpful this fitness ball is for pregnancy use? The website I enrolled in for those important pregnancy information has this exercises using fitness ball. I am sharing it here because you might find it helpful, too.

Exercises using the ball during pregnancy:

1. Put the exercise ball on a clean floor, near a chair or other object that will help you to steady yourself should you lose your balance.

2. Sit on the ball, keeping your legs between 20 and 25 inches apart and your feet on the ground in front of you.

3. Slowly rock from side to side and back and forth, relaxing your pelvic muscles and ligaments. Have someone help you get onto the ball and stand up from the ball the first few times you practice the exercise until you are used to the sensation.

4. Practice doing a “figure eight” rocking motion, as well as rocking in a circular fashion, clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Do this several times a day.

5. Sit on the exercise ball when you are working at a low desk, watching television or just relaxing.

 

I hope you find it helpful!

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13 comments

  1. This red ball is a great way to exercise Mommy Rcel. Before I run with my WiiFit everyday now I am lazy to do it. Triz is so cute with the red tomato :-) Returning the visit from Red Hot Thursdays.

  2. Arlene @ RHT says:

    Nice to see your entry, cel! My sis is also convincing me to get a ball but hadlok ko moboto uy. dako baya kaayo ko. But as ive seen on videos it does wonders. pero hadlok pud ko ma sumhan dayon ug dali na sayang lang unya akong pagpalit :)

    Thanks for playing along and kitakits sunod semana. :)

  3. Cookie says:

    oi, maayo ni kay pang exercise pa, makadula pa si triz =)
    didn’t know your preggy. congratulations to your new addition. i bet everybody’s excited. when are you due?
    visiting back from RHT ;-)

  4. Tetcha says:

    I didn’t know that pregnant women can exercise using the fitness ball. Now, I know, thanks to your post! I also like how your little girl calls it, giant red tomato! LOL! Here’s my MM entry: http://www.pensivethoughts.com/2012/01/wonderful-gifts-from-my-high-school-friend.html

  5. Sammy says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    I have huge respect for people who can actually balance themselves on this ball. I find it a major struggle for some reason. But I think it’s worth another try.

  6. Chris says:

    thanks for sharing these tips! it would really be helpful to expecting moms out there. :)

  7. Our travels says:

    awww…mine also became my kids’ toys lol….fun for them, good for me! :)

  8. imriz says:

    oh, i’m sure it would help alleviate backpain associated w/ pregnancy.

  9. chubskulit says:

    I love using medicine ball for exercise too, I have a green one. She look so pretty!

  10. Rosemarie says:

    thanks for sharing this tips, visiting for Happy Moment, i hope you can also visit mine at http://www.prettysinglemom.com/2012/01/mommy-moment.html

  11. redamethyst says:

    thanks for sharing this tip. hope to get a red ball too. :)
    visiting from red hot thursdays.

  12. mymy says:

    love your little lady’s cute smile! :)

  13. Pete Barry says:

    Great site. Thanks for the tips as my wife only recently found out she is pregnant.

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