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post #21 of 48
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Sounds like everyone is doing great! I, too, have suffered with SPD in past pregnancies and was really hoping the yoga would help curb that, but maybe not. I've been getting into the gym every weekday and am up to 30mins of cardio along with weights 3 days a week and do about an hour of yoga the other two. Morning sickness is just starting up and I'm beginning to worry that it might make me quit- I'm already doing better than I have with any of my other pregnancies, consistency wise. Anyone have tips on how to keep going while dealing with ms?
post #22 of 48
i am getting frustrated. i am afraid to exercise much because of fear of spotting more but everything i have read it seems like exercise is probably fine. tomorrow i will go to my very easy laid back aikido class and maybe tap out of any actual throws and some point soon i will at least ride my bike to the post office and back home again. i did some jumping jacks and stretches today and the day has gone a lot better than days when i did nothing.
post #23 of 48
I always exercise- except when im pregnant. my legs start to feel like stone and it makes me sick. but i always gain too much weight then have to work out like a maniac the year after. So with number three.....i am enrolled in a Zumba class that starts tomorrow and im anxious tonight. feel like im doing something wrong.
post #24 of 48
I didn't exercise over the weekend because of my tooth pain from my crown falling out but I am getting back on the treadmill this morning. It makes me nauseous, but I need to MOVE!! I am going to start prenatal yoga next week. I know its early, but I just love the instructor at my studio and really look forward to being in her class again.

Does anyone swim? I have been thinking about heading over to the park district's indoor pool for some laps once winter hits. I love the gawking looks I get from the little older ladies when the big preggo lady hits the water! So cute!
post #25 of 48

I walk about 30-60 minutes 6 days a week and practice pilates.  I plan to continue my same routine and add some light weight lifting to build up my arm muscles for holding baby.   I have a great pilates instructor who I trust will help me continue with pilates through my entire pregnancy.  I have noticed a pulling feeling when doing certain moves, nothing painful, I just figured it was my uterus stretching.   Does anyone have experience doing pilates while pregnant?  

post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by ebegreen View Post

I walk about 30-60 minutes 6 days a week and practice pilates.  I plan to continue my same routine and add some light weight lifting to build up my arm muscles for holding baby.   I have a great pilates instructor who I trust will help me continue with pilates through my entire pregnancy.  I have noticed a pulling feeling when doing certain moves, nothing painful, I just figured it was my uterus stretching.   Does anyone have experience doing pilates while pregnant?  



I have been noticing that during yoga, I figured it was a ligament pulling.  Since I've had round ligament pain in preg before, I'm hoping not to again so I have adjusted several positions to help make it a bit less stressful on my body.  Have you told your instructor that you are expecting?

post #27 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mama Metis View Post

I'm generally pretty active but I definitely need to settle into more of a routine. This is my first pregnancy - anything you ladies recommend? I will definitely do yoga, probably twice a week.


Honestly, don't eat like you are pregnant wink1.gif Eat healthy, every few hours, and drink lots of water! I was reading today that you don't need to increase calories during the first tri, then only 300 during the last 6m. Which is like a really fancy bagel with creme cheese. NOT what I was eating when PG with DS

 

 

I think I will get a yoga DVD, see if DS will let me do it. DH bought me one last time. I wonder if I still have that.

post #28 of 48

I plan on telling my intructor once I start showing or have difficulty with movements that were previously easy for me and need special modifications.  I've read so much conflicting stuff about abdominal excercise while pregnant,  everything from don't do it at all, to nothing on your back after 3 months, to if you've done it in the past it's fine.   I plan to just tune into my body and continue to do everything I have been doing until my body tells me to slow down.  There was a woman who was in my pilates class up to a few weeks before giving birth, there were alot of movements she could'nt do, obviously laying in prone position is out but she modified most movements by standing.  

post #29 of 48

I teach fitness and have many clients who have exercised right up until they give birth. There is no need to change what your doing as long as your feeling good. Just listen to your body. As far as nutritional intake your not eating for two so don't go crazy. You only need between 300-500 calories more a day.

 

post #30 of 48
I started trying to get into an exercise routine this month. I only manage to get in a work out 1 or 2 days a week. I've done better this week (two days in a row, hoping to make it 3 today), but I just found out I'm pg. I have a recent history of m/cs so now I'm afraid to do much. I have a prenatal dvd that I think I'll try to do 2-3 days per week, alternating with light cardio on the other days. I weigh about 150 now and should really be around 120 (115 in a dream world). I'm hoping to trade some of my excess fat weight for baby weight. Not sure how that will go. Glad you guys are here for support.
post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by lavatea View Post

I started trying to get into an exercise routine this month. I only manage to get in a work out 1 or 2 days a week. I've done better this week (two days in a row, hoping to make it 3 today), but I just found out I'm pg. I have a recent history of m/cs so now I'm afraid to do much. I have a prenatal dvd that I think I'll try to do 2-3 days per week, alternating with light cardio on the other days. I weigh about 150 now and should really be around 120 (115 in a dream world). I'm hoping to trade some of my excess fat weight for baby weight. Not sure how that will go. Glad you guys are here for support.

If you have a bit more weight on you now you don't need to gain as much for this baby as your body can get some energy from what you are storing. I would suggest not increasing you calorie intake until the 4th or 5th month and when you do just minimal increase. Just eat clean & healthy and should notice a difference.
 

post #32 of 48

I'm going to join in here as best as I can :)

 

My normal "workout" is my farm chores, morning and night. Hauling grain and water buckets etc around to make sure all the critters get fed. Because we live rural, going to a gym or a pool isn't really an option for me. So, I'm looking for ideas on how to do my wokouts at home. I'm planning to do a lot of walking in spring/summer, but in winter our weather is just too cold for being outside any longer than necessary.

 

I'm looking for a good prenatal yoga DVD or two (or three, variety might help me stick to it). I'm also thinking of hauling out my Wii fit again and getting going with that.

post #33 of 48

How's it going, girls?  Are you feeling up to exercising these days?

 

I've been in a pretty good routine now for ~1 year.  I run a few times per week (3.5m-5m) and do some yoga here and there, for a total of 4 workouts/week.  It's nothing crazy, but it really helps my mood and I really look forward to exercising.  It's my "me" time!  I really want to stick with it for most of the pregnancy (obviously making adjustments when I get big), but I'm really nervous that I won't have the motivation during the first tri.  I didn't really exercise during my last pregnancy.  I ran 3.5 today in 30 min, so I was happy.  I'm only 4w, though, I know it's going to get harder!

 

Hope everyone is keeping moving and feeling great!

post #34 of 48

I was almost 2/3 of the way through doing P90X when I found out I was pregnant.  For the past month+ (starting when one of my 2 dogs died in September, really) I haven't been consistent though--I skip a lot of days, although I don't skip any of the workouts.  My intention is to finish the program without skipping anything no matter how long it takes me (even if it takes me 180 days instead of 90.)  But now I'm thinking this may be overly ambitious--just finding the energy to make myself do it is getting to be so hard.  It's 1.5 hours of hard-core working out every day.  I feel so good and proud of myself after I successfully complete a workout though.  So I think I'm going to play it by ear.  I just finished an hour of kenpo karate.  :)  I think if it gets to be too much I will officially quit the program and just make sure to replace it with something gentler.

 

Also, I walk my dog on a course that's 1.25 miles long, while carrying my 25-pound toddler on my back in the Ergo, and throwing tennis balls the whole way, almost 7 days a week.  So just doing that is probably a very good thing to keep up--except it's about to get very cold where I live, so I don't know, we'll see.

 

Whatever happens I am determined to stay as active as I can through this whole pregnancy.  Last time I just lay around my entire first trimester and let the sickness rule me.  I didn't really work out except for yoga and some walking after that.  I ended up gaining 60 pounds and feeling miserable and powerless towards the end.  (Maybe that's just what my pregnant body does, and if so I'll have to accept it, but I really really want to take charge of my fitness more this time.)

post #35 of 48

I normally try to exercise and was planning on running a 1/2 marathon in March but 3 broken ribs and a broken tailbone have me kind of stationary for a while.  I really want them to heal before the ribcage expansion starts.  I'm hoping to get my trainer hooked up for my road bike seeing it just snowed here and there will be no road riding. 

 

I'm curious about pre-natal yoga and will certainly look into it.  For now I'm just going to try some light walking with the dogs and lower extremity strengthening. 

post #36 of 48

I teach group fitness.  Pilates, yoga, muscle fit.  I have had the hardest time being motivated!  I also feel like I am getting out of breath more easily than I used to.  I exercised until the end of my last pregnancy, with the exception of a few weeks first trimester from extreme nausea.

 

I tried a moms to be swimming class which I loved, but the chlorine gave me a hard time.

 

Ebegreen, I did not do any pilates that didn't feel right.  Almost any ab exercise felt weird, so most of pilates was out.  I also had to modify my yoga practice due to the ligament streching.  Like everything else, listen to your body.  If it doesn't feel right, take a break or ask the teacher for a modification.

post #37 of 48

oh my goodness, you girls are all sorts of amazing!

 

I had just started following the couch to 5k program a few weeks before I found out I was pregnant. Thought I would keep it up for a while through early pregnancy at least. But seriously, maybe 3 days after my positive pregnancy test - symptoms hit me hard. It's been 3 weeks and I can't do anything between the nausea and exhaustion. When I'm not tired, I feel sick. But most of the time I just feel sick and tired. I work odd shifts (11:30am - 9pm). I get my kids on the bus at 7:20 and most mornings I fall back asleep until 10. Then I get showered, start dinner and get to work (where I work at a desk). I've tried doing some prenatal yoga (thinking it would be a little easier to do) and even that I couldn't handle more than 20 minutes of.

 

I'm hoping these symptoms subside in the next few weeks and I can at the very least get some daily walking in. I walked 5 miles 3-5 times a week with my first pregnancy until about 3 weeks before birth (then I still walked about a mile at least twice a week) and I still gained 70 lbs, but I think it helped with losing the weight after. I gained a lot but still stayed sort of fit, if that makes sense.

 

I'm about 9 weeks now, so I figure the hardcore symptoms should start tapering off in the next 3 weeks. I haven't gained much weight (2 lbs) but I'm feeling squishy and blah. I live in a VERY snowy and cold area, but if I can get in the walking habit soon the cold won't deter me so much. I walked all last winter - I'll just have to exchange the coffee I used to bring with some RRL tea. :)

 

 

Anyway, I'm amazed (and jealous!) at what you guys have been able to keep doing! :)

 

post #38 of 48

I love to exercise- yoga, gym, anything really... but after a miscarriage in my last pregnancy I'm just so hesitant.  I know it's probably safe but I just am afraid to push anything.  Anyone else feel that way?

post #39 of 48

not exactly exercise since still spotting. but sort of exercise because i have been moving a lot and on my feet a lot. i have spent the past two days at a workshop where i am building my own bamboo bike! i am just building the frame and will get components once this baby is born and i am healed and am at a point where i have some time for riding a bike (maybe when this little one is 6 months old?) if i didn't have spotting i think i would be getting the components now and riding this bike daily. i miss riding my bike so much. i miss exercise so much. this weekend has been so good for me emotionally. i think i may go talk to a different doctor about the spotting and exercise and see if i might be able to ride my bike some. or if not ride my bike maybe i can do something else. i really need to do something.

post #40 of 48

Today, for the first time in 6 weeks I finally was about to do something! All I did was a 40 minute walk (it's freezing out!) but it's the first activity I've been able to do (besides eat, sleep and work!) Seriously, my legs feel like jello. Now I just have to keep it up! So glad the first trimester symptoms are finally waning :)

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