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post #41 of 355
I glad to hear I'm not the only runner slowing down. I ran a half marathon this summer, now I have to fight myself to finish 2 miles!! It feels weird, but I'm trying to respect that my body is busy building a person and there is only so much stamina to go around. My goal is to keep up with 2 miles 3-4 times a week until the end
I also have a membership to my yoga online, they have some prenatal yoga videos, I am going to fit that in more often.

I'm going to think of this little guy for motivation:
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post #42 of 355
i couldn't work out the first three months because i have no energy and was so sick. i'm feeling better this month and so have started walking to leslie sansone's 4 fast miles. i don't always go all the way (she sort of annoyed me towards the end) but i love the walk and exercise.

i'm going quite gently because i'm afraid of hurting the baby.
post #43 of 355
I am going to run home from work since it is not too cold today. We are in the middle of a 40+ day transit strike here so the traffic is terrrible. It actually only takes me a few more minutes to run home than drive and I get my run in nice and early before the after-dinner sickness starts.

I have managed to stay at 3 miles (my usual run) but I am definitely slower. In past PGs I started taking 1 minute walk breaks at some point and I am sure that will kick in this time too. And they go tmore frequent as the PG went on.

Even if you have to do less than you did pre-PG, slow down, wahtever it is still GREAT for both us and baby to keep working out if we can!
post #44 of 355
I've definitely had to slow down on my cardio workout on the elliptical machine by lowering the resistance and going a little slower. On the weight machines, the rows are the hardest -- I've had to drop one weight plate in order to do them because they're so tiring.

Kristin
post #45 of 355
Ran home yesterday (5 K) and did power yoga today.
post #46 of 355
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I glad to hear I'm not the only runner slowing down. I ran a half marathon this summer, now I have to fight myself to finish 2 miles!!
Ditto. I do a 10k race (6.2 miles) each year. It's (or should I say It was) no problem for me to run 6 miles without too much effort. Now, I swear- I run on a trail that is .75 miles long. Halfway through the first lap I'm already thinking, am I done yet??? At the second sign (.625 miles) I'm thinking "Man that was good workout." 0.6 miles!!! I used to do 6 miles! It's a measly 10th of the distance and when I get there I am out of breath and really trying to hold on. My past two runs I blamed the cold and let myself off at only a lap of running. I usually do try to run 1.5 miles and walk 1.5 miles twice a week. We'll see how I do this Friday when hopefully it is not 20 degrees outside which is crazy cold for GA.
post #47 of 355
I was inspired by this thread and joined a gym! It's too cold and snowy to work out outdoors right now and I had let my gym membership expire when in the throes of morning sickness. But it's good for me and the baby, and I'm excited to get going again!
post #48 of 355
I used to work out at the gym quite regularly (mostly cardio, not weights) and had actually lost 5 pounds in the first half of last year to get back to my usual weight. BUT I have not been working out at all for about 6 months now at all practically... an occasional walk or something was it. So, I really want to get motivated to walk on a really regular basis -- there's an indoor track I can go to until it gets warmer.

Can anyone think of a way we can motivate ourselves and one another? Maybe a weekly check-in on this thread for those who want to?
post #49 of 355
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Can anyone think of a way we can motivate ourselves and one another? Maybe a weekly check-in on this thread for those who want to?
I am kind of doing this informally already. Everyday I am basically posting what I ahve done. Motivates me and maybe will motivate someon else?

yesterday I did power yoga, today I will run home (about 3 miles) from work.
post #50 of 355
Maybe if I post next to veganmama719 each time, I will be shamed into exercising more!

I did a 20 min yoga session yesterday, worked out on my exercise ball for 1/2 hour, and did a 45 min pregnancy exercise video along with 2- 1/2 hour walks with the dogs.

Today may not be as fruitful because I am busy busy!
post #51 of 355
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Maybe if I post next to veganmama719 each time, I will be shamed into exercising more!

I did a 20 min yoga session yesterday, worked out on my exercise ball for 1/2 hour, and did a 45 min pregnancy exercise video along with 2- 1/2 hour walks with the dogs.
Um, are you kidding me? You kick my butt! I just ran home and it took 32 minutes.

Today I will work out with my trainer for 55 minutes. I am missing yoga because I have a client meeting.
post #52 of 355
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Um, are you kidding me? You kick my butt! I just ran home and it took 32 minutes.

Today I will work out with my trainer for 55 minutes. I am missing yoga because I have a client meeting.
Please! I only run when something scary is chasing me or if there is food waiting at the end (that wont be there for long)! You are a great motivator, though!

So far I have done an hour of Nia/pilates today and a 1/2 hour walk. I am hoping for a short evening yoga session and another walk tonight. That's if I can keep my eyes open past 8PM
post #53 of 355
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For the first week since pregnancy, I will be working out all 3 days this week! WOOO!!
As soon as dd is done cleaning up her toys, we are headed to the basement to do our FYM workout! (Ok, so she does a little and then plays in her sand...)
post #54 of 355
DD just started not hating the daycare at the gym, so I've been more active lately With DD, I was running 3-4 miles several times a week until 20 weeks, then switched to the elliptical machine 4-5 days/week, along with some light weights. Before I got pregnant with her I was running 4-5 miles 6-7 days/week, and doing hundreds of crunches every day. I credit my fit shape to my relatively easy labor.
Now, since she's been born, I've kinda let myself go exercise wise :P But, I've been getting to the gym to run on the elliptical about 4 days/week, along with doing some yoga and pilates. Yesterday I even did a cardio kickboxing class, which was awesome! I think I'm definitely gonna keep up with the classes because they don't let me slack I did stop a couple of times when I was overdoing it but otherwise I could keep up with the non-pregnant ladies and men
I'm really hoping that by the end of this pregnancy I'm in good shape because I don't want labor to be awful...
Also, if anyone's interested, my BFF is a recently graduated physical therapist, and she sent me some good thigh/butt exercises for pregnancy (since that area basically explodes on me as soon as I get a BFP! )
post #55 of 355
Sarah, I am glad you had a relatively easy labour. However, mine were both very long and hard and I was in good shape for both of them. I think maybe you are just lucky!
Working out is great for the babe though! All that extra oxygen in the blood is wonderful for their developing brains. They are also more likely to slender as adults themselves research shows.

pentasmom, you make me laugh. I only run because it is the fastest way I have of getting my workout in. So, it's sheer laziness in a way! I could never motivate myself to do an hour of pilates. 45 minutes of yoga 1-2 times a week is about my limit. This is why I go to the trainer once a week. I have to do it because I am paying!

Speaking of which, I took yesterday off which means I must run today and it is nasty and cold out. We have a dreadmill at home but I hate it so I think I will braving the elements. At least it is sunny.
post #56 of 355
Veganmama - Darn! There goes that theory I guess I shouldn't say that my labor was *easy* cause it was very tough ~ but it was fast. Hopefully I'll be as luck this time around!

Good luck on the run ~ you are a stronger woman than I ~ when it's gross out, I stay in. I live in Ohio so that means that I don't run outside for ~6 months of the year :P
post #57 of 355
Thought I'd join in and post on my workouts to help keep me motivated. With three other kids at home going to the gym is some of my only "me" time so it is usually one thing I don't skip.
Saturday - 35 minutes on elliptical
Sunday - 45 minute spin class - I love spinning and am hoping to continue most of the way through pregnancy.
My plan for Monday is to go to the early morning (5:45 am) body pump class - we'll see if I make that I did get there last week so I know it's possible.
Thanks ladies for starting this - hopefully we can help keep each other working out.
post #58 of 355
Checking in is a great idea! Pre pregnancy I was involved in lots of sports - mostly sculling/rowing, cycling, and tennis. I stress fractured my rib sculling before I was pregnant so I was already a bit out of shape... The first trimester was awful. But I'm back to it now. I just joined a gym and have been working out on the elliptical for the first time ever...

Since I'm a new gym rat, can someone tell me is the elliptical is an especially effective workout? My heart-rate is getting up.... though (and I don't know if anyone else has noticed) but my resting hb has risen about 10-15 beats since pregnancy! My Dr said this is normal...

Anyway, the past few days:

Friday - 30 mins elliptical (warm-up for weights), 1 hour full body strength session. 2 mile (slow) doggy walk).

Saturday - 60 mins elliptical

Sunday - same as Friday but without the doggy walk (it's frigid here).

Tomorrow I plan to do a prenatal yoga DVD, Tues, elliptical and weights, Wed: cardio... swimming or elliptical and yoga/pilayes, Thurs elliptical and weights, Fri: cardio, Saturday Cardio and weights, Sunday: yoga class and elliptical.

Well... this is the plan Who knows.. I was so fatigued mid week that I didn't do much of anything from Wed-Fri.

Do you guys plan what you're intending to do for the week, or do you play it be ear? I'm trying to be good about weights as I've historically been such a slacker. It definitely helps to have a trainer involved... !!

Zubee
post #59 of 355
i love this thread and i can finally participate!!! i stopped my running at weeks because of sheer exhaustion and nausea and then weeks of bleeding and cramping.

last week, i walked briskly for 3 miles AND pushed 100lbs of kids up super steep hills 2x. this week, i exercised 3x. yippee!: today was my first day of adding in some running to my walk. it felt good and it was almost surreal. i have NEVER exercised during pregnancy before and i was thinking 'WOW, i'm pregnant and i'm RUNNING!' :

this week, i'm going to plan 3x a week and the following week, bump it up to 4x.
post #60 of 355
Sarah (haren.13), um I live in eastern Ontario. I still run outside most of the time since I HATE my dreadmill. But for sure if I liked it, I would do that.

I just bundle up really well, I look like the Michelin Man, LOL!

So I ran 3 miles yesterday and worked out 55 minutes with the trainer on Friday. I usually take Saturdays and Mondays as my two "off" days since it works out better for my schedule. Hopeing to run home tomorrow (trnasit strike is still on) but it depends if it is dangerously cold (like lung freezing cold) or not.
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