ithappened, one of the women on my other preggo board recommended this for running. I haven't tried it, but a friend of mine used a support belt to run all the way through the 6 or 7th month. After that she said things just got too uncomfortable. They make different levels of support, just like a bra, which is hilarious. I love the idea of a belly bra.
Pennywhistle, so sorry about the running. That sucks. I'm trying to think of other moves you could do that would be fun. Can you Zumba? Or do step classes? There are lots of exercise videos on Netflix that you could try too. The Crunch! series has pretty good circuits that would be easily adaptable to pregnant lady parts. Is it any running? Could you do walk/runs? Are there stairs anywhere you could climb? Hills you could walk up fast? I'm just throwing ideas out there. As far as motivation goes, just remember that you're setting the stage for your little one's metabolism, heart rate, and even BMI in there. The dancing sounds awesome and fun though, so it seems like you're still staying pretty active. It just stinks that running is off the table for you.
I've been trying to increase my gym workouts to four days a week with active recovery (dancing, brisk walking, spinning) on the other days. So far it's been pretty good. My back is definitely a little wonky, but it goes away after a few deep squats so I'm guessing it's crazy SI joint issues. Everything else feels pretty good. I'm definitely popping out a bit though. I got my cute maternity workout pants and shirt from For Two Fitness last week and I love them both! The pants are ridiculously comfortable and the maternity tank is very cute. I haven't been wearing them to the gym really because I don't feel like I should be showing yet and maternity clothes make the bump pop out like a spotlight.