Originally Posted by Southern_Belle
Kudos to all of you that have been working out from the very beginning and all through this first trimester!
I'm 10 weeks tomorrow and I JUST got the energy to start exercising again this weekend. Started on Saturday with this fitness DVD I ordered on Amazon:
My midwife suggested it along with the yoga video I ordered. Because I am shooting for a vbac, we (me, DH, and midwife) want me to be in the best shape possible. Want as many things going for me as possible.
It totally kicked my butt. Strength-training focused, but in that heart-rate-raising, have you sweating bullets in the end type of way. And I can feel muscles that I thought had shriveled up and disappeared a long time ago. It's a quick workout (about 40 minutes including warm up and cool down) but hits all the major muscle groups including kegels.
I plan to alternate this video with my prenatal yoga video.
I'm doing the DVD-method of working out right now, too... I hope to do a lot of walking and swimming later on, but it's still too cold here.
I've got two yoga DVD's, the Shiva Rea one and the Yoga Journal Lamaze one.
Really of the two I like the menu layout of the Yoga Journal one better (easy to navigate), and I like the actual workout of the Shiva Rea one better (actually gives you some time in each pose instead of bouncing around-- the Yoga Journal ones moves WAY too fast, in some parts it seems like it's too jerky and not stretchy enough).
I like the yoga and stretching and breathing, but want something more active, so I've also ordered this Summer Sanders one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
The reviews for that one are amazing, I hope I like it.