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post #61 of 355
Veganmama - Haha ~ like I said, much stronger woman than I! I am pretty much a wimp when it comes to being cold, even though I've lived here almost my whole life. I can't imagine living in an even colder climate! Go you
post #62 of 355
well, seems like a "funny" time to do so, but I think Im joinging a gym today! My justification is totally sound- DH's gym is $49/mo - this new place would be the same but for TWO people and includes childcare yay!
post #63 of 355
I started swimming two nights a week and finally convinced dh to get a treadmill. It should be delivered Thursday! I am so excited!
post #64 of 355
I loved swimming during my previous 2 pregnancies. it feels so good to feel weightless for a portion of the day, LOL!
Plus i didn't slow down in the water as much as I did on land when everyone and their dog on the running path would be whipping by me.

Me: brought my stuff to run home from work tonight, it doesn't look like it will be too cold.
post #65 of 355
Anyone have any good water workout suggestions? I'm not a particularly strong swimmer, but I love being in the water I will have free pool access at school until the birth, so I would love to get in and use it (its been awhile...)

I plan to do a full yoga session today along with some pilates on the ball and the usual walks. Yesterday was an hour long Nia/pilates and one (short walk. This weekend I went on a 3 hour hike in the snow! Its amazing how my body does not have the strength or endurance I usually have when hiking or working out. I still don't look pregnant so its even hard for me to understand.
post #66 of 355
You could do some kicking with the flutter board. Really good for your legs and it doesn't matter if you are not a particularly strong swimmer.
Also swimming with a noodle.

Water running (as long as you can get the belt around your waist).

Do they offer any shallow water areobics classes?
post #67 of 355
This thread is so motivating I already feel like I'm gaining some conditioning following a rather sucky first trimester.

Yesterday, as planned, an hour prenatal DVD, today just 60mins on the elliptical. I felt too bushed for weights...

Zubee
post #68 of 355
er, still running after/lifting/carrying dd all day . . . starting pregnancy yoga next month (loved it last time). Been swimming in the ocean too - mmmm no laps, but lots of waves to fight against!
post #69 of 355
I am insanely jealous. I live in Ottawa (but grew up in Vancouver), so you can imagine how amazing swimming in the ocean sounds right about now, LOL!

Ran home last night (day 48 of transit strike). Power yoga at lunch today.
post #70 of 355
Went to a 45 minute spin class today. They've started this race day training so for the next two weeks, the classes are sitting the whole time, keeping heart rate at 65-75%. The HR is easy to do and good for being preggo, but the sitting killed me. I have a gel seat but that didn't even help today. I had to keep standing up to run every few minutes.
Anyone else here spinning? If so do you wear a HR monitor and how high are you letting yourself go?
I've exercised through other pregnancies, but never with a HR monitor.
post #71 of 355
Sorry Lizzie, I do not wear one. I use the talk test. If I can carry on a conversation my heart rate is not too high.
However, since I run alone I have to make sure there is no one around before I start talking to myself, LOL!
post #72 of 355
I will run home from work again tonight.

Parliament is having an emergency debate as to whether to legislate the transit workers back to work tonight. If they decide to and it doesn't pass unanimously (which it won't) it could take up to 2 months to go through the legislature.
Fun!

At least I will be getting my exercise in!
post #73 of 355
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Originally Posted by lizziemomofalmost4 View Post
Went to a 45 minute spin class today. They've started this race day training so for the next two weeks, the classes are sitting the whole time, keeping heart rate at 65-75%. The HR is easy to do and good for being preggo, but the sitting killed me. I have a gel seat but that didn't even help today. I had to keep standing up to run every few minutes.
Anyone else here spinning? If so do you wear a HR monitor and how high are you letting yourself go?
I've exercised through other pregnancies, but never with a HR monitor.
Hi Lizzie, the old advice was that you shouldn't go over 140bpm. However, the variability and volatility of heart rates (exacerbated by pregnancy) makes it very difficult to come up with very firm recommendations. I haven't been using a hr monitor, mostly because my hr is all over the place (resting hr is 10 beats faster, at least), but if I use the elliptical, which has a hr thing on it, I check it frequently and I don't go over 85%. More generally, using the perceived work scale (which I then check with hr) I'm keeping to about 70-75%. It's a comfortable workout but still very much a workout. My actual working hr hovers around 135-144 depending on the resistance setting.

As for exercise.. we had a huge snow storm yesterday so no gym. I did do a 5km erg (row) and I was sooooo slow. Today I'm hoping for some weights and cardio at the gym but my nausea and vomiting has returned with some force today. Boo.

Zubee
post #74 of 355
I ran home last night and was fairly slow but so what? Today I see the awesome trainer at the gym in my building at lunch for 50 minutes.
post #75 of 355
I haven't been as productive in the latter part of this week because I'm trying to meet deadlines, but I have still gotten in at least 2 walks a day and some yoga. Today I will try to squeeze in an hour of Nia if I can pull myself away from this work long enough...
post #76 of 355
Not too much this past couple of days.. Yesterday I just drove by the gym, not even tempted to stop! I walked the dogs a couple of miles, though. This morning I just did 5 k on the elliptical and one set of weights as time was short. Tomorrow I'm planning for 60mins on the elliptical.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

Zubee
post #77 of 355
I ran 5k yesterday and will again tomorrow. Saturday and Monday are me tow "off" days for the week.
post #78 of 355
Friday went to a body flow class (yoga, tai chi and pilates). Out of town for the weekend so no real exercise but did swim a lot with the kids in the hotel pool. Monday morning went to body pump (weight class). I love these Les Mills classes that my gym offers. On the website they have a brochure for how to modify different exercises during pregnancy - it's been very helpful.
Thanks ladies for helping to keep me motivated!
post #79 of 355
I will run home 5K tonight
post #80 of 355
Hi exercising mamas

I had a pretty good weekend with exercise: 60mins on the elliptical on Saturday, 30mins on Sunday plus weights, Monday off, and today 50mins on the elliptical. I'm trying to muster some strength to do some yoga. I've really been neglecting any form of mind/body activity... so, must be more mindful to do some...

Tomorrow I plan on heading to the gym for weights and cardio.

Zubee
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