I have a 6 month old son and just found out I am expecting my second exactly a year from my sons due date, September 5th. Like with the last pregnancy (up until I found out I was high risk having nothing to do with being active) I plan on taking long walks with my son in the beco (60-90 minutes with a 15 pound weight strapped to your chest is a tough workout), riding my horses 2-3 times a week, hiking with my husband in the local hills, and Im starting a stroller bootcamp class at the end of the month, and once we move to our new home (signing off on final loan docs today) and move cross town, I plan on joining the local athletic club and start swimming again. I believe being active really helped me recover from my first c-section (due to my son being very high risk).
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Have you thought about taking a couple of prenatal yoga classes, or maybe renting/buying a video? You can do a lot of core stuff, and the prenatal yoga classes offer baby and mommy safe exercises. Plus, the breathing is fabulous. I sleep so well the nights I go to yoga.
THanks, I should have been more clear in my question - I'm pretty much a video exerciser. I wondered what I should do when I get to the 'ab' part of the routine, I didn't think I could just lie flat on my back and do crunches anymore.
I have a prenatal yoga video, regularly take ballet, and am on the hunt for a pilates video that suits me, but wondered about my usual videos...
I've been running a *bit* more regularly... yesterday I ran a 5K (well... mostly ran... did some walking in there too). Before pregnancy, I was having problems with a nerve being pinched somewhere in my right hip and it kept causing my toes and then my foot then my whole right leg to go numb if I didn't stop and do some stretches (sooooo annoying! It would happen only after about two miles too!), but yesterday, thanks to relaxin and things shifting enough, I had NO ISSUES at all with my right toes/foot!! It was SOOOOOOO freeing not to have to worry about that! (I did run more than I probably should have, but it felt sooooo good! I was sore last night, but much better today!)!