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Fit & Healthy Mommy-To-Be of the Month
October’sExpecting More™Fit & Healthy Mommy-To-Be of the Month is Wanda (Brown) Weir.
Wanda Brown comes to us from the east coast. Originally from Maryland, she currently resides in Springfield, Virginia with her husband. She works in medical sales and is also the head dance team director for George Washington University’s “First Ladies.” She is due with her first child, a baby girl, on January 27, 2013!Here are some of the highlights from my Q&A with fit & healthy expecting mom, Wanda:
Why was staying fit during pregnancy so important to you?
I took the stage at age three in my first dance competition and haven’t stopped dancing since. Being fit and active is all that I have ever known. Eating a healthy diet and working out have been necessary for me in order to keep up with my active schedule. Dancing and coaching in the NBA/NFL arena also contributed to my drive to stay fit even more. When you are in the public eye it is important to look and feel your best. As the coach of a college dance team I strive to be an example for them, if I’m asking them to work out and eat a healthy diet I think I should set the example to help encourage and motivate them to stay on track. When I became pregnant I was determined to stay as active as I could for as long as I could. This was important to me because I know it would help ease the aches and pains often associated with pregnancy and help with labor. Ultimately it has helped with my self confidence and overall feeling of well being.
How did your workouts before pregnancy compare to those during pregnancy?
Before becoming pregnant I was an avid running and gym goer. I would often run 3-5 miles 3 times a week and participate in Pilates and weight training as well. After becoming pregnant my runs became walk/runs and then became just walks. Having Sara’s Expecting More™ DVD has been a big help because often after work I’m too tired to go back out to the gym, it’s nice to be able to pop in a workout to do at home. My favorite workout is Sweat Funk, a cardio hip-hop workout with my favorite move, “Don’t touch my baby.” It’s upbeat, fun, and I feel like I’m in a dance class when I’m doing it, which keeps me motivated and engaged!
What’s been the most difficult part about being pregnant?
The beginning was rough..being tired beyond belief, migraines and stomach issues but all of that pales in comparison to the feeling of carrying my little girl in my tummy. I can’t put into words how amazing it is to feel her kick and move. I still can’t believe I’m going to be a mom!
Do you have any advice or information about pregnancy that you learned through your experience?
Every pregnancy is different so try not to listen to the horror stories and just approach your pregnancy as it comes.
In the picture, Wanda is 26 weeks and wearing a For Two Fitness maternity tank, “Dancing for Two.” Wanda says, “I absolutely love the fit and material. It’s comfortable and flattering!” If interested in For Two Fitness wear, use code SARA20 at checkout to get 20% off.