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post #21 of 80

ilovemaine, I usually do cardio 2-3 times a week and stretching/strengthening about twice a week.  I was running more before I got pregnant, but now I get winded much more easily!  I do two or three miles on the eliptical or running on my cardio days, or sometimes a longer bike ride.  For strength, I do some exercise videos or a pilates or yoga class.  For videos, I LOVE the Biggest Loser ones; 30 Day Shred or Cardio Max.  However, I don't know that I can keep up that intensity during pregnancy (especially further on!), so I'm going to be trying some new workout videos and classes soon....

 

Today it was HOT here and I got out for my run a little late...it was probably close to 80 already, and along with pushing a two-year-old in a jogging stroller, I made it less than a mile and a half.  I was WIPED OUT.  I really don't want to push myself too hard in the heat.  But still...I felt a little wimpy. 

post #22 of 80

Yes!  Healthy and active pregnancy!  I work out 5-6 days a week in a variety of ways.  I run 3 miles 3 times a week.  3 hours of Zumba a week, an hour of pilates and 2 hours of rather intense core/weight training per week.  I'll be modifying many of my workouts as this pregnancy progresses.  If Zumba is offered near any of you I think it is a fantastic pregnancy work out - if you like to dance.  My instructor happens to be 7 months pregnant right now and she is definitely an inspiration for me.  

 

I'm wondering when it becomes important to avoid certain inverted poses or exercises on my back and belly.  When it becomes uncomfortable or sooner?  I'll have to look into it, any of you ladies have an idea?  In my previous pregnancies, I ran until it was uncomfortable, did lots of yoga and pilates and I honestly don't remember when I really started modifying.  Thoughts?

 

I know that keeping fit throughout the pregnancy will make labor fantastic.  I'm really looking forward to it (does that sound weird?)!

post #23 of 80

There are lots of the positions in exercise (especially pilates) that promote pelvic floor disfunction and as well as improper positioning of the pelvis that make birth more painful (because the muscles mis-align it).
 

I'm a bit of a Katy Bowman "cheerleader"...but learning a lot of fascinating stuff that makes sense. www.alignedandwell.com her blog has a lot of good "free" info. She writes a lot about birth related topics.

post #24 of 80

I'll join. I do weightlifting 5-6 days a week, cardio 6 days a week and swim 1-3 times a week. I hope to keep it up through this pregnancy.  I was doing a very intense exercise regime before this pregnancy, trying to lose weight, and now I guess I'm doing it to not gain too much and to aid in recovery. In addition to what I do now I hope to add extra walks every day and some home exercise dvds.

post #25 of 80

I've been doing Insanity, Im totally in love with it and so far havent really seen anything non-compatible with pregnancy.  I plan to keep it up, though Im sure pushups should be interesting once I've got a big ole baby belly.  LOL  Seriously though, all of my previous pregnancies I suffered from HG which led to massive muscle loss.  I cannot afford to let that happen this time, so Im working hard to gain control and prevent the HG right from the start, plus working out for an over all much healthier pregnancy than before.

post #26 of 80
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Originally Posted by molive View Post

Yes!  Healthy and active pregnancy!  I work out 5-6 days a week in a variety of ways.  I run 3 miles 3 times a week.  3 hours of Zumba a week, an hour of pilates and 2 hours of rather intense core/weight training per week.  I'll be modifying many of my workouts as this pregnancy progresses.  If Zumba is offered near any of you I think it is a fantastic pregnancy work out - if you like to dance.  My instructor happens to be 7 months pregnant right now and she is definitely an inspiration for me.  

 

I'm wondering when it becomes important to avoid certain inverted poses or exercises on my back and belly.  When it becomes elluncomfortable or sooner?  I'll have to look into it, any of you ladies have an idea?  In my previous pregnancies, I ran until it was uncomfortable, did lots of yoga and pilates and I honestly don't remember when I really started modifying.  Thoughts?

 

I know that keeping fit throughout the pregnancy will make labor fantastic.  I'm really looking forward to it (does that sound weird?)!


As far as I know as a doula, most doctors and midwives will tell women of normal health to work out at their pre-pregnancy level, or really doing what is comfortable.  Modified exercised are usually recommended beginning at 20ish weeks.  But it seems that most women know when they're doing something unhealthy to do the discomfort.

 

That is an awesome workout schedule!  I like Zumba too, and need to get back into it.  I stopped going to classes for a while as I was busy training for a race, but now I should get back to it.  It is awesome that your instructor is still going strong!

post #27 of 80

Anyone finding their stamina is already decreased?

Before this I was burning 1000-1500 calories a day at the gym,  often spending up to four hours in the gym (usually split into two workouts) Now I find myself wearing out so quickly and my calorie burn is significantly less. It's stressing me out greatly!

post #28 of 80

Rates of perceived exertion change rapidly, especially after 20 weeks, when the placenta stops growing. From this point onward, its' ability to transport oxygen is capped. Concurrently, your developing baby grows rapidly, demanding more and more oxygen. This is why your perception of stamina has changed. You are not any less fit than you were before, it's just that the demands on your body have changed. So give yourself a break and when you find some negative self-talk creeping in, remind yourself of these basic truths. This will go a long way to reducing stress.

For pregnant athletic women, the period when they can no longer do the same level of workouts can be quite distressing as a lot of our self-worth and positive body image are wrapped up in our athleticism. Instead of dwelling on, and stressing out about, what you temporarily can not do, use this time as the opportunity to cross train, try prenatal yoga, aqua-aerobics, swimming, etc. and work on other aspects of your health and fitness. You'll end up being a more well-rounded athlete in the end.

BeFit-Mom
 

post #29 of 80

Thank you BeFitMom.

post #30 of 80

I've been too exhausted to even think about going to the gym. It would've been better if I had a regular routine beforehand. I usually have more energy the 2nd trimester so I'm just gonna wait maybe!

post #31 of 80

I'll join up. I was really good at eating/exercising with my first two, sort of with the 3rd, and I didn't even weigh myself with the 4th. I was very big, and he was 10lb 4oz! The others were all between 7lb 15oz and 8lb 12oz. This time around I am going to crack down again. I am just glad that by 8 months pp I was back to my old jeans and prepreg weight. At least I have a good start. :) So, I'm trying to cut way back on sugar, coffee and snacks. I'm going to make sure I drink lots of water and momma tea. With 3 little boys and a 9 month old, it's really hard to get regular exercises in, but I'm going to try to do something everyday, even if it's a quick walk, hoeing the gardens or an exercise video. 

So... today I'm meeting up with my sis for a walk on a walking trail. Big boys will have scooters and baby and 3yo will be in the sit and stand. :)

post #32 of 80

thankfully I have still been walking (though not as often as I used to/as much as I want!) and my 3 YO has been doing yoga with me!! He ASKS to do yoga... LOVE IT! :)

post #33 of 80
Thread Starter 
Last week I was gone for a few days and didn't get to really work out, but I did run 3 days (8 miles total) then I walked 3 days (6 miles)... I am hoping to run more and maybe Roxana few videos. Dd1s bday party is Saturday, so it is going to be a hectic week.

Needing to improve food choices... somehow even though I cant eat most of the day, I am still up 2 lbs.... idk.
post #34 of 80
I currently work out 5 or 6 days a week. I love my gym time, its my me time. I worker out allnlast pregnancy but still gained 55lbs. Needeless to say my eating was awful. I have been eating primal 80% of the time, my goal is to try to stick to that 80% mark and keep doing cardiograph and weights and listen to my body. Is anyone on myfitness pal? I use a heart rate monitor and my fitness pal to monitor and track food and exercise. Let me know if anyone is interested in becoming friends on there to uold eachother accountable
post #35 of 80

Tonight I did 30 minutes of jogging/walking and 45 minutes of swimming laps. It felt really good but I am beyond wiped.  Back to the gym in 10 hours for a couple more hours.

post #36 of 80

I did pretty well last week, but nausea and weakness have hit this week.  I only made it to the gym on Monday to run 2.5 miles and lift some weights, and then on Wednesday to do uphill walking and weights.  I feel like a slacker today, but just felt too icky and winded.  I took a nice walk with my son this morning though! 

post #37 of 80

The nausea and exhaustion are kicking my butt. I can either do the usual house stuff required of life or I can get in a workout. My partner has been amazing and picking up all the slack but I know he can't do that forever.

 

Today I did 60 minutes of weights and 30 minutes of cardio. I was supposed to go in for another hour of cardio tonight but I am exhausted to the extreme. I'm going to try to go in tomorrow morning and get at least one or two workout videos done.

post #38 of 80

Wow you guys are awesome inspiration. Before finding out I was pregnant I'd already been meaning to get working on fitness, and then I was sort of thinking I would have to put it on the back burner, but maybe not! I can at least go for a decent walk every day. 

I used to jog on the treadmill 3-4 times a week but that sort of fell out of my routine after doing it for 2-3 years when we got really busy decluttering, cleaning and selling our old house. Now that we are getting settled in here I have to make time and make sure I dont go crazy with weight gain.

post #39 of 80
Yesterday was a good day. I got my butt kicked by my trainer in the weight room and did 45 minutes of swimming laps. Today was meant to be an interval cardio day plus more laps but nausea and dizziness have me trapped on the couch. I'm really hoping it eases up and I'll have Jillian Michaels torture me via dvd later.
post #40 of 80

Is anyone on myfitnesspal?  There is a app for your phone too!  I love it for tracking food, and working out.  Let me know if someone wants to be friends on there and we can hold each other accountable.   Monday I did 1 hr weight lifting and 30 min kickboxing.  Tuesday I zumba (i am awful at it, but absolutely love it!)  Tomorrow's plan is to lift weights in the am, and then maybe take my lil guy for a walk/jog if its not too darn hot here in the afternoon.  It is still so early in pregnancy and for some reason i am so nervous. I feel like i shouldn't run or jump. For no apparent reason that medically makes sense, I think I am just being paranoid.  

 

whats everyone's favorite thing to do to workout?   

 

I love lifting and doing this class called combat, its like kickboxing, martial arts, and boxing all in one. 

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