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post #21 of 31
I was doing level 1 of the 30 day shred for about a month before I got pregnant. I'm going to keep that up for another couple of weeks, then switch to something very low impact, but keep working, maybe some strength training (with my whoppingly heavy 3-pound weights, LOL), lots of stretching.
post #22 of 31

I took spinning 5-6 times/week about a month before I got pregnant. I did IVF though, so had to stop that given that my ovaries grow to be oranges.  I spun through my last two IVF cycles and they were both BFNs, so I was trying something different this time around and it actually worked out!  However....I MISS MY SPINNING!!!  I'm already at least 5 pounds in the hole (at 4.5 weeks!!!!) due to not exercising for the past month+ and eating sort of liberally.  So, i'm trying to get back into working out, but was advised not to do anything too fast, that would bounce me or require a lot of tension (on a bike, elliptical, etc.)  Spinning fits all of those criteria : (.  I'm afraid too much time will lapse and I won't be able to get back into it while pregnant.  I've started walking and doing push ups on my knees, but oh do I MISS my daily spin class and lifting : (  All for a good cause though...I just fear I will be someone who gains 60 pounds!!  Maybe I will check out some prenatal DVDs.  

 

But, fortunately for us, most of our pregnancy will occur during great weather and we can spend some active time outside!! jog.gif

post #23 of 31

I do wii exercise games, I think I'm going to continue with those as it seems to be the only way I can get my butt to move these days (the older kids play along as well).

post #24 of 31

You guys are incredible! I have been working so much that I hadn't been getting much exercise before we conceived. I've tried to walk for at least 30-40 minutes every day since we found out, and I'm going to try and start doing light yoga in the mornings again. 

 

What stinks is I had just decided I was going to start doing crunches twice a day and work on getting my abs a little more shaped up for the summer...I guess I should can that idea, huh? I don't really know how safe ab exercises are when you're pregnant, especially early on.

post #25 of 31

Trying to jog 2-3 miles 3-4 times a week.  This is the norm for me, but at 8 weeks I've already gained 2-3lbs of weight because I am eating more (healthy, but definitely MORE). 

 

I may add in the P90x stretching & yoga DVDs.  My mom said she did some awesome prenatal exercise classes (light weights, pilates-style core stuff, and some aerobics) but I haven't found anything like this in my city.  I will check out the classes at my gym to see what they offer - pilates, yoga, etc.  I want to stay flexy AND burn some calories. I've heard from several women that core strength is KEY to good labor.

post #26 of 31

I only make to the gym a few times a month, but my toddler has consented to use our Ergo carrier again (hooray!) after months and months of refusing it. We go on hikes and I wear him up all the big hills and whenever his little legs get tired. At 32 lbs, he gives me a great workout!

post #27 of 31

Oooo, a workout thread! I just started weight lifting maybe 2 weeks ago and also just started a pt waitressing job so I guess that takes care of my cardio and strength training. I will be continuing both as long as vomiting and morning sickness allows. I am hoping to quit my waitressing job around the 6 or 7 month mark. (plus, I get discounted meals at work. I am kinda excited about that, hehe.)

post #28 of 31

I'm so glad to see this thread!    I am a distance runner.    I didn't exercise at all with my first baby.   Started getting into running after she was 3 years old or so.    I'm planning to continue running as long as possible during this pregnancy, knowing that most of my most hardcore runner mama friends have had to stop around 20 weeks.     So far I feel really great running and it is keeping my stress and depression at bay.   I also do a weightlifting class twice a week.    That seems to be a little more challenging at this point in my pregnanacy (almost 9 weeks).    I think being in the gym in a class of sweaty stinky people with pumping loud music is not awesome for me right now whereas running outside in fresh air alone is really relaxing.   

I am having a harder time with the body changes this time around.    The first time I was overweight to begin with and wasn't into fitness much so I just relaxed and enjoyed eating whatever.    This time started in pretty good shape and feel anxious about watching it all fall apart.   My goals are to eat healthy and exercise everyday.    Beyond that I'm trying not to stress it too much.    I think I am indulging in too many sweets already though....


 

post #29 of 31

I have a core workout that I'm going to try to modify and keep up the next two months and then drop.  I ordered a bellydance prenatal video that looks easy and doable.  Anything that promises to help labor muscles is good by me! (Amira's, if anyone is looking.  The video hasn't arrived yet, though, so I can't give a review at this time!)

 

post #30 of 31

 

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Originally Posted by Anyitara View Post

I have a core workout that I'm going to try to modify and keep up the next two months and then drop.  I ordered a bellydance prenatal video that looks easy and doable.  Anything that promises to help labor muscles is good by me! (Amira's, if anyone is looking.  The video hasn't arrived yet, though, so I can't give a review at this time!)

 

 

Love that idea!  I think I'm going to start checking some of those from the library.  Maybe doing them when the kids are not here so they don't figure it out...woops....just thought about that!

 

Someone told me the other day to make sure I don't exercise to the point that I'm 'huffing and puffing' exhausted and specifically said not to go over a certain heartrate.  I've not hear all that before (though I'm not doing anything I'm out of breath with anyhow).  Does anyone have any links or guidelines they know of?  

 

I have been continuing with my workout games.  So far it's been ok.  One day did less than the other, but did more than usual yesterday.  I really want to continue to do it every day.  I know my morning sickness is just starting to kick in, hope I continue to feel good though and can do this!

post #31 of 31

Maybe it was a bad video, but I tried a belly dancing video once, and oh man, it was way way too hard!

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