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post #21 of 355
I will miss my run today after work after all because it is just too cold outside.

So I went to the gym at lunch and rowed, used the stepmill and the eliptical for 10 minutes each. Better than nothing I guess.

Pink, I LOVE my running skirt. But for when your belly gets really big, Mothers in Motion shorts or running tights are the best in my experience.

Personal trainer for 50 minutes tomorrow.

I am kind of shocked by how much I am pooching out though! I've only gained a pound but I am definitely showing and I'm only 13 weeks. Must be the third baby becasue I sure didn't show this early with my other two.
post #22 of 355
Veganmama- ha, too cold to run for sure, here, it was hard for me to breathe just WALKING to my CAR at the library, let alone run! whew! Learning yo breathe through my nose when outside...
I got my cardio shoveling snow for the first time ever yesterday! WHEW that was hard work!
I felt SO GOOD after my workout on Tues I cant not do it today! I did weights/resistance training-- someone was asking about that. I'm oddly more comfy doing weights than doing cardio...
post #23 of 355
Not really, but I am starting a yoga class at my college tonight, and it will last until the first of May
post #24 of 355
I've been walking 4 miles a day (brisk walks) and then every other day I do a prenatal yoga DVD in addition to that. I do more exercise than my lazy non-pregnant DH!
post #25 of 355
No workouts for me. I am embarrassed. I need to get out there and do gentle workouts (I had recently lost 40 pounds by working out very strenuously, so I have a chip on my shoulder about working out hard... and I miscarried with my last pregnancy because of that), but because of the miscarriage, I have been very hesitant. I just have to convince myself that gentle workouts are better for me than no workouts at all.
post #26 of 355
Oh, I am so excited. I just started swimming again after a two-month hiatus due to m/s, fatigue, and asthma (that got worse with my pregnancy!). I love my dr. who got me back on track with my breathing. I just got back from an excellent swim. I think my bump is pretty cute in my swimsuit. And I am sure glad that I kept my maternity swimsuit from my first pregnancy (we kept hardly anything because we didn't think we'd have another one ).

I have to say I love being back in the pool and feeling like I can do things again.
post #27 of 355
I'm having a hard time finding time. I'm still sleeping a lot (10 hrs a night) and while I'm not sick during the day anymore there always seems to be something.
post #28 of 355
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Oh, I am so excited. I just started swimming again after a two-month hiatus due to m/s, fatigue, and asthma (that got worse with my pregnancy!). I love my dr. who got me back on track with my breathing. I just got back from an excellent swim. I think my bump is pretty cute in my swimsuit. And I am sure glad that I kept my maternity swimsuit from my first pregnancy (we kept hardly anything because we didn't think we'd have another one ).

I have to say I love being back in the pool and feeling like I can do things again.
I loved swimming when I was PG with my older two as well. It is nice to feel less heavy and I found I didn't slow down as much as when I was on land. When I'd jog at 7 months everyone and their dog would pass me. In the pool, I was still usually the fastest (I was swimming at a large hotel pool, not at a "real" swimming pool becasue it was close to work).

It's jsut too time consuming for me right now. I'd have to get there and make sure my hair was blow dried after otherwsie I'd freeze to death on the way home!

With running I just come home, shower and let my hair air dry.

Sorry for everyone who is feeling too sick to workout. That was me on Tuesday night and for abot 4 weeks earlier in the PG.
post #29 of 355
I've continued doing cardio and weight training on my arms once a week during my first trimester. I feel like I have to do the arm weights because my toddler is getting so heavy!

Because of holiday busy-ness I missed yoga class the last few weeks so I want to start up again today. I looked up "yoga contraindications pregnancy" on Google and found so many contraindicated poses! It's a bit frustrating because my gut tells me that I should still be able to do some of the most common poses without a problem until I get really big (like down-dog, child's pose, etc.). And some comments on the web from regular yoga practitioners indicated that if the mom is comfortable, experienced with yoga prior to pregnancy, and not pushing hard on her body, then the most common poses should be OK for now. I'm going to go to class today and carefully consider each pose before I do it.

And today I'm 12 weeks!!!! :

Kristin
post #30 of 355
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Pink, I LOVE my running skirt. But for when your belly gets really big, Mothers in Motion shorts or running tights are the best in my experience.
I'll have to look these up! I was shocked at how difficult is was to find workout gear that I really liked.

majorsky - my yoga instructor is pretty good about pointing out what poses are contraindicated during pregnancy and giving me alternatives. most of the things that she has mentioned are things that involve twisting, lying flat on your belly, flat on your back when you are larger, and inversions.

There was a woman in my class who had a baby in Nov, and she was definitely still doing (best she could) downward dogs and child's pose at the end. Then she went into labor, drove herself to the hospital, and had her baby an hour later! Talk about a strong mama! I can't imagine driving myself while that far along. Maybe the result of all of the yoga?
post #31 of 355
I am still doing everything in yoga except complete inversions (shoulder stands etc) or if we are doing downward dog and she has everyne lift one leg up. I have read your feet shouldn't really go above your pelvis if possible.

I usually have to skip one pose per class, no biggie. Although I am not going to be able to do the ones lying flat on my front for much longer!

Got my 55 minutes with my personal trainer today, she is brutal but good!
post #32 of 355
Thank you for the yoga feedback. I told my instructor today after class and she said she'd give me pointers for modifying the poses.

I struggled some today in class because we did a lot of forward bending and it's not very comfortable anymore. I had to back off quite a bit. And I couldn't lie on my back for some of the poses because that gets uncomfortable too. (I just rested in "embryo.") I will keep searching the web for ideas for modifying poses that aren't working for me, and I hope to continue yoga throughout the PG!

Kristin
post #33 of 355
I have a lovely yoga book from the 70's called Inner Beauty, Inner Light full of pictures of a term pregnant mama in India in all sorts of poses, including a head stand and full shoulder stand. The pictures were photographed by Dr Fredrick leboyer, the guy who wrote Birth Without Violence.

All this yoga talk is inspiring me to pick up my yoga routine again.
post #34 of 355
Just got back from my run. I am definitely a little slower though.
post #35 of 355
The concern, in particular, with lifting your legs above your head (say in downward dog and then lefting one leg) is that is is very easy for air to get "up there" while you are doing that and that can be dangerous.

In general I think anything you did before you were PG, fitness wise, is generally OK with a few modificatins.
post #36 of 355
I still do all the poses in yoga, including all my inversions. However, if we have an inversion heavy class and I have done numerous forearm stand and handstand I might skip headstand or shoulder stand. I just go by how I feel. If I start getting dizzy I just put my legs up the wall instead of inverting. My teacher said to continue whatever feels good until it doesn't.
post #37 of 355
I have more energy now that it's the second trimester. I'm back at exercising trying to prepare for a vacation at a much higher altitude. The whole pregnancy I've danced one to two times a week, ballet and Hebraic. Now to get my lungs in shape, I've been running/walking twice a week. I usually run 1.5 miles and walk 1.5 miles each time.

It is so crazy how much harder it is now that I'm pregnant than before. I look about the same, just a pudge and I am feeling pretty good. Other than peeing all the time still, I would say I feel like I'm not pregnant. That is, until I try to exercise. I used to be able to run six miles at a time without trouble. Now, I read the sign on the trail .325 miles and I'm already feeling done. Yes, just like four minutes I know. It's sad.

Yesterday I went ice skating and I usually love the last thirty minutes because people start leaving the ice and there is actually room to skate much faster. My husband took off and my body said, "Yeah right. You are staying right here in snail mode." I just feel when I'm exercising that I can still do it, but there comes a wall that I hit and it comes way earlier than it should.

For example today, my husband brought his basketball for us to shoot some hoops after our 3 mile walk and I looked at him and looked at the bench and layed down instead. He convinced me to play, but I made him chase after all my misses.

I'm sure I'll switch to swimming for that last few months. If my eight pound gain is what's holding me back, I can not imagine what thirty is like.
post #38 of 355
I'm seriously impressed with all of you!!! I worked out for the first time tonight since I've been pregnant...I did the NordicTrack thing for 10 minutes! lol But hey, baby steps, right? I'm really out of shape and get winded quick so I plan on doing the NordicTrack for about 10 minutes or so a couple of times a day. Maybe I'll build up some stamina and go for a little longer. I also have 2 prenatal dvd's that I plan on starting as well. Around 7 months I'll start swimming. I hate having a pool...the upkeep is a pain...it'll be so worth it this summer, though!
post #39 of 355
Yeah, lung capacity definitely goes down in PG. My runs are much harder and slower.
But I felt so much better exercising through both my previous PGs, right to the end. Swimming was much better right at the end though.
post #40 of 355
I have only managed to do one workout per week, usually cross-country skiing on the weekend and last weekend I did an 18 km. ski race! I took it really easy though and ate lots along the way! I know I should do more during the week though, but its hard with a 2 year old. Any one else cross-country ski?
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