zella leggings

I was somehow able to get away with not purchasing maternity clothes much until my third trimester.  That’s when things changed and this belly took the lead!  I knew that if I didn’t get some maternity exercise leggings, there was no chance I’d stay active.  Finding the energy to move your body in the third trimester is challenging enough, but if you’re going to be uncomfortable in your clothes, forget it.

So I grabbed two pairs of Zella leggings from Nordstrom, the Mamasana (photographed here) and the 7/8 legging with pockets.  They’re definitely the only two pair of fitness leggings I currently fit into. Bonus points that they are such a great price point.

While I wouldn’t say that I’m necessarily workin’ up a sweat these days, I am trying to get my legs moving or stretch with Pilates.  Not to mention that just wearing these leggings with a denim jacket and baseball hat is sometimes the easiest outfit I can grab to feel both comfortable and put together in these final weeks pre-baby.

LA hatlevis denim jacketmaternity leggingsblack adidasblue dodgers hatmaternity exercise leggingsmaternity v neck teewhite faux fur bench

photos by Christian Barnes

leggings, also love these and these | tee, non-maternity version here | denim jacket, also love this one | hat | sneakers

Do any of you have tips for staying motivated to keep it moving while pregnant?  I welcome any advice from the seasoned mamas out there!  We are most definitely winging it over here, but every time I feel this little guy moving around I think about how much I’m going to love strolling him in our new neighborhood.

You can see some of my favorite at-home workouts here, a Q&A on my Mirror device here and my January fitness challenge here (WOW that pre-baby body is… different than what we’re looking at these days!).

Thank you so much for reading and sharing – XO –

brought to you by Nordstrom

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5 thoughts on “Maternity Fitness Leggings

  1. You look so cute Kathleen with your baby bump and so glad to hear that you are staying active. It’s hard to think about walking or doing much else during the third trimester you know. I actually started swimming before I got preggo and that was a saving grace. It felt good just to go in the pool, walk or do simple laps. Once I hit my last month, I did stop and just went on the treadmill to walk. I hope your week is going well and happy Thursday!

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  2. I too am in my third trimester…..of LIFE that is! I’m impressed with any and all movement you young ladies are able to manage, especially during a pregnancy. Here’s hoping this little fellow is as happy once he gets here as he has been with you thus far. You look great kiddo!

  3. Any favorite non-active leggings? I’m on my second pregnancy, and I’ve decided I need to invest in a decent pair of leggings to live in this winter (work in, play in, lounge in, live in:). Any leggings you have tried that don’t look as “active” as these that you would recommend?

    So excited for the arrival of your sweet baby boy! My baby is now one, and I can truly say this has been the most fun year EVER.

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