Why you should keep cycling when you’re pregnant?

Absolute Cycle member, Teoy is waiting for her second baby. Today she shares with us some tips of how to keep tapping it back with a baby on the way…

About Teoy…

My name is Teoy. I’m from Thailand but currently based in the US. My whole life, I had a very busy schedule, but I always made sure I wouldn’t skip the workout routine, mostly now that I’m pregnant with my second son. Based in the US, and 6 months pregnant, I ride 2/3 times a week as well as do yoga classes. These are basically my secrets to keep me and my growing belly feeling great, staying healthy and strong — both on and off the bike!!

Do you feel any difficulties of riding been pregnant?

My pregnancy stage doesn’t allow me to compete or have even a dash of ego! If I need to take it easy, it’s all good! Maybe I don’t do every run out of the saddle, go fast as before or even do core crunches (laugh). I have classes where I can ride the whole time and others in which my body tells me to slow down for a few minutes, hydrate and rest. The most important thing is to listen to your body and what your doctor says. The deal here is to maintain my cardiovascular health along with keeping my upper body toned. Lastly, enjoy the ride and take my journey!

Have you ever thought to stop riding because of your pregnancy?

No. I didn’t do it during my first pregnancy and I will not do it this time.  If I still feel good riding and my doctor doesn’t have anything to say in regards to that, I don’t need to stop just because I’m pregnant! Exercise has been a part of my life leading up to my 2 pregnancies, so there is no reason to change up a healthy, positive part of it. (Of course, with my doctor’s OK!) Pregnancy is a natural part of life — not a disability!

Why did you choose to keep ridding even now you are pregnant?

Definitely to keep my body active J. Keep a healthy and active lifestyle is one of the best things I can do for me and my baby’s health. So, as long as my body allows, I will keep doing it!

Anything you want to say to other pregnant who are not sure about riding during pregnancy?

The best advice I can give is to listen to your body and stay on your journey to lead a healthy lifestyle. Remember that every woman is different and you are not training for a triathlon J You are instead growing a beautiful, healthy baby and you should do what feels good for you. If you feel ill at any time, it is best to alert the instructor. He or she will be able to assist you.

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