Exercise during pregnancy? - Page 2
My doctor won't let me do anything except walk around the block until after my 1st ultrasound. It's rather frustrating as I'm used to walking regularly and doing martial arts. Once I get the okay, I think I will swim. My only concern about swimming is how the chemical chlorine might be problematic for baby. I will have to ask about that at my appointment. I also want to do prenatal yoga. I have done some yoga (not much), but what I've done I've really liked.
I exercise often and haven't really altered my routine.
Before pregnancy, on monday I did step, tuesday Zumba, Wednesday Basketball, Thursday Zumba, Friday Basketball, Saturday Zumba and Sunday rest. Anyday I couldn't get to my scheduled activity, I just did the elliptical for 45 minutes or so.
After being pregnant, on Monday I do Step, Tuesday Zumba, Wednesday Basketball, Thursday Zumba, Friday Basketball, Saturday rest or Zumba, Sunday rest. Same here with the elliptical or treadmill.
I get waves during the exercise, but I work through them.
Besides feeling sick, I'm pretty tired, but I go with it and rest when necessary.
I don't do anything structured (and it shows) but looking after 5 kids all day keeps me active! We try to go swimming once a week and I do woodworking which is seriously a workout! I'm in agony today from spending 9 hours in the shop on Sat - using muscles I didn't know I had. I have chronic pain issues and have to strike a balance - if I overdo it I'll be out of action for a week, but if I am sedentary it makes things much worse too. So easy, slow paced is best for me.