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Any moms working out?

post #1 of 80
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So, I just thought I'd check in and see if we have any avid exercisers in here. I was a total bum during my last pregnancy, but I really got healthy before this one, and now I exercise at least 5-6 times a week (goal is 7 days, but you know... )

I just thought maybe we could start a thread as a support group, especially for those days when we're lazy and don't want to work out.

And I am not hardcore or anything. I usually just do 30 mins a day of cardio a day and weightlifting a few times a week. I want to get some prenatal yoga DVDs here soon.
post #2 of 80
I usually like to exercise evryday but have been too tired and cranky the last few weeks. I need to get my butt in gear and start a light exercise routine. I too would like to do prenatal yoga (I did during my last pregnancy) and start going on a walk everynight. I think a support group is an excellent idea!
post #3 of 80
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Jaime,

I have been cranky too, especially with DH (although I think he is purposely doing stuff to tick me off LOL), and I use that to really get my butt going on the treadmill. I won't even tell you what I imagine when I'm walking or doing a kickboxing workout but suffice it to say that a lot of my crankiness has been put to good use

What yoga DVDs do you have? I need some recs since I didn't do it last time!
post #4 of 80
Yeah - I enjoy my morning walks (with sprints) and I want to add some yoga. I was doing a bit of yoga, but stopped about a month or two ago. I am looking into a dvd, as it is just easier to do on my own time. I've also started a vegetable garden in our local community garden, so I am going to count that as exercise
post #5 of 80
I think this is such a great idea!!! I have been walking for 30 minutes on my lunch breaks but the walking is relatively leisurely, and I really want to get back in the habit of getting a few strength workouts in and definitely start the pregnancy yoga that everyone raves about!
post #6 of 80

Muay Thai Kickboxing Trainer.....

Wow, this Pregnancy was a Surprise.. We (my husband and I)have been teaching out of our home for months and just recently went and started renting a store front.. We are getting really Busy, everything is going great.. (I'm Pregnant Know) That was a Shock, BUT I am still running 5 classes a Week and I plan on teaching and exercise till I am DUE! I am in the best shape of my life, So I plan on staying in Great Shape! Its been really heard lately because I am starting to Bloat and look Preggo to me and my husband and it is to soon... I understand it is my third, I wouldn't think..eeerrrr Maybe its twins....:/ hahaha

So I encourage all of you to keep your Shape and just keep busy and don't eat to much! I think that you should be fine, I tell my ladies to at least workout hard 3 days a week and walk in-between. Good luck ladies..
post #7 of 80
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I'm doing Jillian Michael's 30 day shred (level 1) today. I think I'm almost ready to move to level 2, but to be honest, I'm a little scared of it lol Has anyone tried this?
post #8 of 80
I'm doing the 30 Day Shred, too. I am moving up to level three tomorrow.

I normally work out at a gym, 30 min cardio and weights a few times a week, but I needed to mix it up. I have been pretty pleased with the Shred. I do have to do it in the AM or I won't have the energy later on.
post #9 of 80
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Originally Posted by Jazzmin View Post
I'm doing the 30 Day Shred, too. I am moving up to level three tomorrow.

I normally work out at a gym, 30 min cardio and weights a few times a week, but I needed to mix it up. I have been pretty pleased with the Shred. I do have to do it in the AM or I won't have the energy later on.
Thank you for the tip, Jazzmin! I think I am going to do level one for one more week and then move it on up if I feel as good as I did after today's. It was challenging, but I definitely feel I can do a little more. I don't do it every day though, but this week, I am going to try for 3 times, treadmill twice and maybe my Biggest Loser DVD a couple times? I guess we'll see...

DH did it with me tonight. It was soooo funny. He used DS's toy bowling pins as "weights" b/c he said he had to get a feel for the DVD first. And then, when it got to be too hard, he'd say he had to stop b/c DS was blocking his view of the TV
post #10 of 80
Ugh. Me? I should be exercising. I didn't this week, which I'm blaming on tiredness and the first week of classes. But can you guys kick my butt into gear? I really want to stay healthy and keep up my energy and do as much ab strengthening as possible to help with delivery. I was a little scared off when the first nurse I saw suggested that I be extra careful at pilates and tell my instructor that I'm pregnant. I thought that if pilates could be harmful, what on earth could I do? I think she was just being paranoid (or uninformed?), so I'm going to stick with it. My goal is to work out three times a week. And after we move (in June), I fully intend to find a prenatal pilates or yoga class. I can't wait!
post #11 of 80
I started doing Bikram yoga (hot yoga) at the beginning of the year, at least 3 times a week (some weeks 5 times). I also walk the girls to the park a couple of times a week (did i mention the park is about 1/2 a mile UPHILL) so i plan to keep up that regemie until this baby drops out.
I think we should make a workout sticky to help keep us motivated.
post #12 of 80
I love to run, but my bbs are sensitive and hurt, and it's uncomfortable. Walking isn't an issue though, so I walked two miles yesterday instead of running my usual 4.

Any runners? How are you dealing?
post #13 of 80
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MrsM, I was just getting back into a running routine when we got our BFP, so I'm kind of putting the nix on that for now and just doing what I was pretty comfortable with pre-pregnancy. But my breasts have been a little heavier and a little bit tender lately too. What I do is wear 2 sports bras. That really keeps these bad boys strapped down and it hurts less when they are held tightly.
post #14 of 80
I had been a runner, really more of a jogger, before I became pregnant at the end of December (it resulted in a MC). I never really picked it back up, I do more walking and cardio machines at the gym.
post #15 of 80
i am working out, and plan to continue until the end. i run 6-8 miles a week, lift weights 4x a week, and do 2-4 hours of aerial dance class one day a week.
i plan to keep up the dance until about 6 months, keep running as long as its not super uncomfortable (i will walk, elliptical then), and do weights until the end.

with my first pregnancy, i was doing all this exercise, but had bouts of laziness where i sat around and did nothing, and ended up doing almost nothing at the end. i also used the excuse that i could eat, eat, eat. i gained 60 lbs! at 2 weeks post-partum, i had lost 30 lbs, no effort. but it took me a little over a year to lose the other 30lbs. (i guess that's why they say gain 25-30, it just melts off.)

i am determined to only gain 25-30 this time.
post #16 of 80
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Originally Posted by lawmama1984 View Post
Jaime,

I have been cranky too, especially with DH (although I think he is purposely doing stuff to tick me off LOL), and I use that to really get my butt going on the treadmill. I won't even tell you what I imagine when I'm walking or doing a kickboxing workout but suffice it to say that a lot of my crankiness has been put to good use

What yoga DVDs do you have? I need some recs since I didn't do it last time!
Great idea on the transfer of energy! I need to check on what DVD it is because it has been over 2 years since I last watched it but I did love it
post #17 of 80
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I think I'm going to do my Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD tonight. I've never done it, so I'll probably just do level 1 and the warm up and cool down for a total of 30 minutes. Or maybe I'll push myself and do level 1 and 2, we'll see!

Edit: Soooooo, I did Level 1 and 2...I feel accomplished but sore! FTR, I hate pushups!!!
post #18 of 80
Hi gals! I want to join you too. I am actually starting out this pregnancy about 8 lbs higher than any of my other pregnancies but in the past year I have probably been my fittest. Now I just need to lose a few lbs of fat! I'm hoping the first trimester that might happen if I'm careful. I won't do anything stupid to risk the health of my baby, but I can't eat that much right now anyway so maybe I'll just drop a few lbs.

Anyway, in the past year I ran a couple of 5ks, competed in my first triathlon, and ran in a half marathon. I never thought I'd do the half marathon but it went really well! So over the winter I have really slacked off and I need to get back in the swing of things. My son wants to run in the 5k in may so he and I are doing the couch to 5k program. Partly to build his endurance and partly to retrain myself. I guess I just have to get back to a regular schedule.

so prod away at me and encourage me to bust my butt! I did 2 runs last week with my boy and I was pushing the jog stroller with 90 lbs of kids and stroller weight - that is a huge workout. I haven't really been too sick yet and I'm just pushing thru the mild nausea that I do have, so here's hoping that I can keep that up! I hear you guys about the sore boobs! My are hurting even more this week. Definately gotta use the tight sports bra!

nice to meet you all! here to a healthy, happy, and fit 9 months!
post #19 of 80
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Welcome Jenny! WTG on the running last week! Keep it up! What's your goal for workouts per week through the pregnancy?

Well, I shredded again today with Jillian and DH I think I'm going to kick it up to level 2 next week, but I also want to keep this Biggest Loser Bootcamp in rotation b/c it is a good workout! And I *still* need to go get a prenatal yoga DVD. I think having some more "relaxing" workouts will be good for my BP
post #20 of 80
I did a Wii workout yesterday, and I am going to try and continue that as much as possible, at least during the first trimester. I am going away for a month, traveling out of the country, so not during that time. Later in pregnancy I will probably do more prenatal yoga and walking. I have a prenatal yoga DVD, will have to find that. One of my goals before getting pregnant was to exercise regularly and lose a little weight but I got pregnant before that happened, oops.
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