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post #21 of 64

My favorite form of exercise is aerial silks and trapeze, but anytime I'm upside down now I get all dizzy. I think it's probably time for me to stay on the ground :( I think I'll take some ballet instead. My daughter's studio offers ballet classes!

post #22 of 64

Well, I did a workout at the gym with my trainer today. It was kinda hot in the gym and their ac wasn't working very well and I was sweating so badly. I think it mostly had to do with the pg thing. I haven't told my trainer that I'm pregnant but I think I'm going to have to soon.

 

Harmony - That's great that you are still doing your running program! Don't worry about having to stop and walk a little, its actually really good for you to get your heart rate up several times in your workout. I'm hoping to keep running or running and walking for as long as I can. I didn't do much running in my second pregnancy but I was running until I was about 30 weeks in my first.
 

3surfboys - I can just see you running back and forth through your house and it makes me LOL! I'm inspired just thinking about it. I guess I have no excuse to go run outside in my 75 degree summer weather :)

 

zubeldia - 5 miles! Way to go mama! You're awesome and keeping me motivated! Happy birthday to your ds!

Dandy Lion - Where do you do your aeriel arts? That sounds really cool. I've always wanted to do the trapeze.

 



 

 

post #23 of 64
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Dandy Lion, that sounds amazing!! My best friend in the UK just did a trapeze course for her birthday and she loved it! Looks way too difficult for me! Ballet sound wonderful, too, though.

 

Fly Girl, great workouts. The funny thing is that the first person to know I was pregnant, aside from DH, was my coach! He was helping me put together my half ironman training plan! I had to tell him as we were about to meet to go over this month's training!

 

DS is having a lovely birthday, though he is covered in a rash we can't make out... poor little fella. This morning we went for a nice family run with DH pushing DS, 5 miles... though it was slower. I have to say it's pretty eye opening to see how much I have slowed down in ONE week running the same perceived effort lol.gif

 

Hope to bike tomorrow, though we have another trip to the Dr's in the morning followed by a possible trip to Storyland if DS is well enough.

 

Keep moving, mamas!

post #24 of 64

Before getting pg, I pre-paid for two sessions of yoga at a local studio that I need to use or lose before Sept.  In the past, I've been told not to take a regular yoga class while pregnant and not to start prenatal yoga until the second trimester.  Do you think a regular yoga class would be a bad idea? I was planning to go next Sat.  

thanks!

post #25 of 64

Oh and I didn't really want to tell the yoga teacher yet because she knows too many of my friends and I didn't want the news to slip out until Sept. if possible.  I will ask her if I must though.

post #26 of 64
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Originally Posted by 3surfboys View Post

Before getting pg, I pre-paid for two sessions of yoga at a local studio that I need to use or lose before Sept.  In the past, I've been told not to take a regular yoga class while pregnant and not to start prenatal yoga until the second trimester.  Do you think a regular yoga class would be a bad idea? I was planning to go next Sat.  

thanks!



I googled and found this.

post #27 of 64

thanks!  it sounds like it will be safe for me to go next week and just avoid the poses mentioned in the article. I guess I will tell the instructor  and hope that she keeps my secret! om.gif

post #28 of 64

I was just looking for a different type of excersise one day, so I googled it. Aerial silks is the absolute best upper body workout ever.The best part is you don't realize how great it is until a few months in when you can do several pull-ups. I don't do flying trapeze (I wish I did), just static trapeze, so it's mostly dance moves. I think I'll talk to my midwife to figure out just which exercises I should avoid. Trapeze isn't quite so strenuous, so it might be okay for a while.

 

Big kuddos to all of you gals who are running! I used to run, but for some reason I have absolutely hated it for the past 10 years or so. I just can't imagine right now.

post #29 of 64

I'm not super fit at the moment (in fact, I was at the heaviest I'd ever been when not pregnant--153lb--when I got pregnant), but I've taken up hooping/hoopdance in the last year and plan on continuing with it as long as possible...though at some point I will have to switch to only off-body hooping when my belly gets to be too much in the way!! It's so much fun!!

post #30 of 64
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Hi everyone! Great to see people posting here! It hasn't been a great week for me partly because it was DS's birthday and we went to North Conway for a couple of days. We took the running stroller but opted, for once, to have a nice lie in as all three of us were so tired! I say lie-in.. we were up by 7:30! But we did head out for a run when we arrived home. We hit a local trail, but since DH is training for a marathon and had intervals to do I ran for a couple of miles on my own pushing 60 pounds of stroller and child. Usually it's fine but, wow, where did my strength go! kept the pace easy and light and it was just a lovely 5 miler. I'm hoping to do a long run tomorrow and perhaps a family bike ride if I feel up to it.

post #31 of 64

I found out this week that I'm pregnant with my first!  I do CrossFit 3x a week which I'm very much hoping to keep doing for as long as can, albeit with some modifications as needed.  I'd love to stay fit, but lifting weights and doing hard workouts is so great for my emotional health, that I'd suffer if I had to give it up.
 

Anyone else do heavier weightlifting while pregnant?  I saw an FAQ on another pregnancy site recommending not to lift more than 5-12 lbs. while pregnant.  Ridiculous!  

 

Anyway, today's day 34 and the first day I've felt tired (profoundly exhausted, actually), hoping this passes and doesn't set in for a while.  :)

 

J Marie

post #32 of 64

I am lifting weights and feel like its one of the best ways to keep up strength and muscle mass in pregnancy.  I think 5-12 lbs seems awfully low. You have to go with what you feel is working you without straining too much.  I do have to be careful as the pregnancy progresses cause my joints get really loose and are prone to popping out of place.  But strengthening the muscles will help prevent that too.

post #33 of 64
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I will start doing some lifting soon... I think 5-12 pounds as a generality is not very helpful! Last pregnancy I lifted and it really helped. I didn't go super heavy by any means, but I did enough for there to be a training effect. My goal was to minimize lean body mass and I think it helped a lot.

 

This morning a nice 9 mile run. 5 on my own, then 3 with my DH pushing DS and then a mile on my own pushing DS. DH is training for a marathon and this was his long run. I now run too slowly for him but he at least did his warm-up with me! I was feeling nauseous before I left but once I was running I felt okay.

post #34 of 64

Wow, way to go on the 9 mile run!

 

Yeah, I have no problem with women lifting 5-12 pounds if that's the level they are at, but that would be ineffective for some of us I'm sure. 

 

This is my first pregnancy so I've only read about the effects of relaxin in making the joints looser, so I will certain be more cautious as I progress.

 

I'm headed to the rock climbing gym today, if I want to keep it up I'll have to look into a pregnancy harness soon.  :)

 

 

post #35 of 64
I was literally just getting back to seriously exercising regularly after DS (he's 1 now).

Right now I'm planning to continue with the program I started focusing more on technique than anything else. I hope I can finish the program - 7 weeks to go.
post #36 of 64
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Jannamo, I;d love to know more about your climbing.. and totally agree on the weights!!!!

 

Good for you, Stacie!

 

I did a nice 18 mile bike ride this morning. I'm riding my time trial bike and I have to say that it felt really not that comfortable... geesh, only 6 weeks pregnant and already feeling it!

post #37 of 64

zubeldia: I rode a bike for exercise for the first time last week.  Boy was it uncomfortable.  We had just picked up the bikes at a garage sale and didn't bother to change seats or anything.  I'm not sure how people ride so far.  Do better seats and good bike shorts help?

post #38 of 64
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zubeldia: I rode a bike for exercise for the first time last week.  Boy was it uncomfortable.  We had just picked up the bikes at a garage sale and didn't bother to change seats or anything.  I'm not sure how people ride so far.  Do better seats and good bike shorts help?



Hard to answer your question without knowing what exactly was uncomfortable for you.  Did you adjust the height of the seat to fit you correctly?  I don't usually use a special seat or shorts.  I do get a "bruised bum" type feeling after the first ride or two in the year after not doing it all winter, but that goes away.  Is that what you're feeling, or is it something else?  

 

Man, I feel like an impostor in this thread, after all of you talking about these long runs.  I am not very fit at all compared to you ladies!  But I do ride my bike quite a bit, though usually for transportation rather than exercise.  I biked to the majority of the zillions of trips to the fertility clinic that got me this pregnancy!

post #39 of 64
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Kyamo, you definitely belong here!!!

 

Stacie, I ride a time trial bike and I just changed out the seat ($200!!!!!!). it's a weird seat with no end to it (hard to picture), and usually it is comfortable as you perch off the end. But if I was riding a bike for comfort I would invest in a good seat made for women. Terry to some nice seats, and while I haven't used one I hear very good things about them. Having bike shorts really helps, too!

 

Hoping to run tomorrow morning, though it's hot here... even in Maine!

post #40 of 64

Yep it's the bruised feeling lol

 

It would probably go away if I did it more.  I was just wondering if a good seat would also help.  Thanks ladies!

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