What are everyone's plans for staying active this pregnancy?
This is very important to me this time, b/c I was very physically active with my first and not so much with my 2nd. I gained so much weight with my 2nd and my labor was twice as long and twice as painful. This is not 100% due to not exercising, but I do believe it played a role. I also believe it will help my hormonal state of being and keep me on more even ground.
I plan on keeping up our excercise regimen; which is twice a week at the Ymca. One day I do yoga, the other it varies from Zumba to treadmill, bike etc. I will start to implement swimming as well. Swimming was a wonderful experience during my first pregnancy. It takes all the weight off and feels so good. I will also incorporate more yoga with my home prenatal dvd that I enjoy very much. This definitely helped with all the hip opening and keeping my muscles strong and pliable.
I'm actually very excited to maintain an active lifestyle this pregnancy as well as super excellent nutrition. I really want to feel as good as possible, so I will do what it takes to help myself.