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post #81 of 355
I have been keeping up at least a low level of exercise- Sat we hiked up and down a butte, maybe ~4 hours in the snow (I need to do that daily), Sun I took one longer hike and a shorter walk. Mon thru today 2 walks/day plus either 1 hour of yoga or pregnancy workout video. I've also had to hoof it a bit around our hilly campus.

I am happy to announce that I can actually do more pushups/tricep dips/other arm work and it doesnt hurt anymore! :
post #82 of 355
pentasmom, a 4 hour hike. Holy cr*p!

I ran home last night and did power yoga at lunch today.
post #83 of 355
I think i am running home tonight. It's pretty cold but I hate the treadmill!
post #84 of 355
I did a 6km run today...including one giant hill that I honestly thought might kill me...and I think I am not at the point where I cant do elevated runs...running down hill made my uterus sore...like tight...it was a really weird feeling, and not a pleasant one, but I have no idea what it was.
post #85 of 355
A pretty good week... Tues: 50mins elliptical and hour of prenatal yoga, Wed: weights, Thurs: 50mins elliptical. Fri: off... Sat: 45mins elliptical and strength.

The 50 mins workouts were supposed to be 60mins but I got really low blood sugar and had to stop. I had eaten before working out so not sure what's going on. it happened last week, too. This morning it didn't occur.. may have something to do with what I ate. I have serious protein aversions so probably that accounts for it.. i.e. my snacks not carrying me over.

Tomorrow I'm planning on yoga and the elliptical.

We just booked a Spring break vacation to Florida to a hotel with a tennis court. I'm really excited about the prospect!! It's absolutely freezing here in Maine.

Zubee
post #86 of 355
I'm maintaining my cardio/weight machine workout once a week and yoga class once a week. I've had a little more energy lately so I'm not feeling completely exhausted afterward. Yesterday I worked pretty hard in intermediate yoga, only modifying my plank pose (knees on the floor) and resting in child's pose a few times. The teacher showed me how to modify a number of poses (including boat pose, savasana, and seated forward fold) to make them more suitable for PG. I felt a little self-conscious though because people wanted to know *who* was PG and getting the special poses. (It was a big class and the teacher mainly demonstrated from the front of class.)

Kristin
post #87 of 355
There is one other PG woman in my Power Yoga class which is nice.

Zubee, I am headed for Cuba for a week on friday. Very excited about running on the beach as opposed to through the snow and ice!

Ran 5k yesterday outside. it was pretty warm so I got very wet feet from all the melting!
post #88 of 355
It's good to hear that some other Preggo ladies are continuing to work out. I think it's really healthy and it actually helped with the nausea during the first trimester.

I used to downhill ski a lot but I stopped when I got to my 13th week - I'm too nervous that someone will run into me. So, I've been cross-country skiing lately. I usually go about 3 or 4 times a week. I went running a few days ago on a snow-packed trail but it felt weird having a bigger belly bouncing around.

It's cold here so I have enough layers on when I work out that people can't tell I'm pregnant. Plus, I'm still only four months along.

I am worried that people I don't know will stop me while I'm running/xc skiing and say stuff to me about how I shouldn't exercise when I'm pregnant. Has that happened to anyone? How would you respond?
post #89 of 355
Oh, veganmama, have a wonderful time in Cuba!!! We were considering Mexico, Spain, and Cuba... but this is out first baby and I am so overly cautious that we decided to stay in the US!! Even though Cuban healthcare is absolutely wonderful... !!

Yesterday I did 60mins on the elliptical. Today was to be a day off but I don't think I'll get to workout tomorrow... so just weights this morning. That said, I may try and get to the gym before work. This might be wishful thinking as it will involve getting to the gym by 5:15 and I live half an hour away.

Thanks, everyone, for keeping me inspired! I read yesterday that babies of mamas who exercise tend to have on average a higher IQ (of about 5 points!).

Zubee
post #90 of 355
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I read yesterday that babies of mamas who exercise tend to have on average a higher IQ (of about 5 points!).
Yep, and less likely to be obese as adults themselves too.

I have to take a day off today as I am working 9 am until 9 pm. But I will do power yoga and run tomorrow.

Will also take my running shoes to Cuba. Will alternate running and swimming.
post #91 of 355
Wow Cuba! That sounds like heaven right now in the middle of dark cold February. Have so much fun!:

I took yesterday off except for one walk , but I did two major hikes on the weekend. I really started to fall into a routine last week, so I am going to keep it up this week too- yoga, pilates, Nia for an hour each day and 2 brisk walks. I started incorporating the exercise ball in my thesis writing too, but it gets uncomfortable.

Has anyone else started to modify yoga poses? It wasn't noticeable at all until I was going into a lunge from down dog- I have to swing my leg wider now because it is uncomfortable on my abdomen. I'm still doing everything else, even laying on my back.
post #92 of 355
Oh penstamom, good luck with that thesis. I struggled through mine almost 10 years ago now. And it still haunts my dreams, LOL!

Feeling very fat today even though I have only gained 4 lbs. Having trouble bending at the waist.

I just stopped doing savasana beyond a few minutes, I turn over onto my left side.
I am also not doing boat pose and I don't lift my leg up over my head in down dog variation, I just stay in down dog. Otherwise everything is the same.
post #93 of 355
So, its still "safe" to do pushups? I got super distracted when trying to do some yestreday at the wierd shape my tummy was making when I was doing them....
Ive continued doing my weights/supersets, and still feel pretty strong, but having a rough time making cardio happen. Whats more important for the actual birth? Strength or cardio ability??
post #94 of 355
The last few weeks all I have been doing is going to yoga on mondays & walk with my DH on Saturdays; but you guys are inspiring me to get off my duff more often!
post #95 of 355
I'm doing prenatal yoga twice a week. It's such a chilled-out version that it's mostly just stretching, but at least I feel like I'm doing something.

I do one class a week, and the other is the Shiva Rea Prenatal Yoga DVD. Can anyone recommend other good ones?

I swam with my last pregnancy, but I am bored with it. Also, since I work and have a toddler now, it's hard for me to meet the pool's specific lap swim times.
post #96 of 355
my trainer told me it was still safe to do them so long as I didnt push myself far enough that I collapsed...I know before, sometimes I would do them until I literally fell to the floor..she said not to do that..lol


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So, its still "safe" to do pushups? I got super distracted when trying to do some yestreday at the wierd shape my tummy was making when I was doing them....
Ive continued doing my weights/supersets, and still feel pretty strong, but having a rough time making cardio happen. Whats more important for the actual birth? Strength or cardio ability??
post #97 of 355
Yep, my trainer (who has had 5 kids) says it is perfectly safe to do pushups.

Swimming is hard when you have little ones. Just fitting your schedule around the lap times. Sigh. That is why I run even though i don't really like it.

It's cheap (a pair of running shoes) and you can do it any time that works with your schedule.
post #98 of 355
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Wow Cuba! That sounds like heaven right now in the middle of dark cold February. Have so much fun!:

I took yesterday off except for one walk , but I did two major hikes on the weekend. I really started to fall into a routine last week, so I am going to keep it up this week too- yoga, pilates, Nia for an hour each day and 2 brisk walks. I started incorporating the exercise ball in my thesis writing too, but it gets uncomfortable.

Has anyone else started to modify yoga poses? It wasn't noticeable at all until I was going into a lunge from down dog- I have to swing my leg wider now because it is uncomfortable on my abdomen. I'm still doing everything else, even laying on my back.
I've already commiserated with you re: thesis write-up. I meant to respond to you when you noted that making students write an 18,000 word thesis in 18 days was cruel..I will confess that it was much to do with my awful procrastination and the PhD applications I was writing. Are you planning on pursuing your PhD? I will say that mine almost made me utterly crazy!!! I completed it in 3 years (the British system is different) and I used (or abused, perhaps) running, at the time, to manage all the stress of it. I was in a horribly competitive programme, too (Cambridge Uni), which made it all the worse.

So good luck! And you have my every sympathy...

as to exercise: I am only doing prenatal yoga right now so not really adapting anything. I was regularly doing nia a few days a week prior to pregnancy and then morning sickness kicked in and I got out of the habit of going. My good friend is the instructor and she keeps telling me I must go back.. which I must!!!

No exercise for me today.. though may do some yoga in a bit. My alarm went off at 4am and not one bit of me was interested in getting up to workout before class. Feel a bit lazy about it now, though

Zubee
post #99 of 355
I'm a trainer and yep, it's safe to do pushups still, most things actually... it's all about listening to your body really. You can exercise on your back until 20 weeks, or it gets too uncomfortable. I exercise on my back longer than 20 weeks because it doesn't feel uncomfortable until a bit later (the breathlessness and such).

I'm still exercising after work every afternoon when I dont feel like puking (I have flu/cold... something nasty so I'm taking it semi- easy this week)
post #100 of 355
I've exercised every day for the past five days - I think the naseau and exhaustion are finally letting up. I vary between weight classes, yoga, spinning and walking. Helps to keep me from getting bored. On Saturday I did an hour long spin class and it was a little too much for me. My belly was sore the rest of the day. The round ligament pains have started to kick in. I need to dig my old pregnancy belt out of the attic.

Keep up the good work ladies!
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