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post #21 of 27
Had a chiro appt yesterday where she strongly suggested that walking, yoga, and bradley-type exercises would help my tailbone and hips. I'd been avoiding it all out of fear of miscarriage during the first tri, but now that I'm nearly 15 weeks, I need to get back to it. I put some yoga dvds on hold at the library and will start doing my T-Tapp walking dvd again.
post #22 of 27
oh man. I'm a slacker. I started a new job this week and worked Monday, tuesday, wed and it was SOOO busy (12 hours shifts) that it just wiped me out. I ran on Sunday but the week has been a complete bust. UGH! I have a headache today and don't think I'll make it out for any significant exercise. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
post #23 of 27
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I've been majorly slacking, too. I normally walk and bike a bit just as part of daily life, but haven't made it to the gym in almost a week, and when I was there, it was just for 20 min on the elliptical.

I have been trying to remember to do my kegels, though--does that count?
post #24 of 27
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Just went to the gym and had an AMAZING workout--I was totally in sync with the music and enjoying myself rather than feeling lazy and bored. Only 25 minutes, but still, it felt great.

I really want to get into swimming more--it's so relaxing.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Blanca78 View Post
Just went to the gym and had an AMAZING workout--I was totally in sync with the music and enjoying myself
Sounds great!

Water jogging monday, yoga yesterday and one more water jogging session coming up this week. Just can't understand why I have not chosen to do more yoga/qi gong at home. I think it is because in the morning I feel the best - and then I feel that I should get work and house work done. I think I should make an appointment with myself for working out while my energy is on top and not wait until the evening when I am tired and (even more!) forgetful.
How about an alarm on my mobile phone for after breakfast/school drop of every morning? Other suggestions for making the decision to work out at home on a consistent basis?
post #26 of 27
If I'm going to work out at home I just get it done as early as possible in the morning so I'm not distracted by other things! If I wait there is always something else to do!

Any suggestions for good cardio and weight workouts at home while pg? I was doing Chalean Extreme from Beachbody before I got pg and lots of interval training/kickboxing but that all feels so uncomfortable now. I've been working out at the gym since July but I know I'll need to switch it up next month when cold and flu season hits. I don't want the kids in the child care then!

I've been doing well the last few weeks. I'm still tired but I can tell a huge difference in the second tri. I'm not dragging myself through me workouts. I try to get in three lifting sessions a week and 3-4 cardio sessions. I've been alternating between the treadmill and elliptical now that my belly is a tad too big for the recumbent bike.

A guy asked me if it was much different lifting weights while pg when I was working last week. I said MUCH different. I'm still lifting as heavy as I'm comfortable with but I'm down about 20 lbs from where I was lifting in July. I can tell I've lost muscle but I know it will come back.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Stayseeliz View Post
If I'm going to work out at home I just get it done as early as possible in the morning so I'm not distracted by other things! If I wait there is always something else to do!
Yes! It worked out so well for me this week to put on exercise clothes as soon as I woke up, I had a great session on my indoor bike after breakfast one day.
Plus - I've done yoga and a session of high impact water jogging. I felt so great during it, like I was really working out - increasing my pulse and really using my body. Then I had a normal evening of cooking dinner, taking my 6 year old to her ballett class and getting everyone to bed. And then - ouch - my pelvis really hurt! I had clearly done too much!
I need to find a balance and not overdo it, even though working out feels so good for me now in the second tri.
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