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post #61 of 80

BeFitMom's advice on oxygen levels and exertion is really helpful. I'm at 6 weeks and feel like I gained 50 pounds and started smoking. huh.gif All of a sudden there was so much more effort at my regular exercise of yoga and running. Even walking during lunch was a winded chore. I still want to stay active-ish, but I'll keep it slow and steady.

 

This is an inspiring thread. Is anyone on MapMyRun/Fitness?

post #62 of 80
Went swimming with the kids today, any time not swimming I did jogging, reverse crunches etc in the water. Did that for seventy minutes. Tomorrow they have swimming lessons and sports classes so I'll be doing about 90 minutes of weights and cardio during their classes. I'm slowly getting some energy back thank goodness.
post #63 of 80

I went out for a run this morning!

 

I caught myself making sad, wistful faces at people as they jogged by me on the sidewalk over the past month or two, so I decided that I was going to see what I was still capable of this morning. It was pretty wobbly at first and I was certainly more easily winded than before, but I committed and now I feel absolutely fantastic!

post #64 of 80
Thread Starter 
Hurray! I am a glad so many of us are feeling good enough to start back! I ran again yesterday for about 2 miles. My goal is usually 10 miles per week.... not too much but pretty doable. I did it all the way to the end with dd2. I also want to start my videos and yoga soon. I dont know when it will fit in though. Kids dont want me to do it during the day and I am pretty tired at night.

Glad we are starting to feel better!
post #65 of 80

I am thrilled that I have worked out four times this week. After today's hour in the weight room I am really really really missing being able to take Advil!!

post #66 of 80

Checking in...

 

Have made it to both the classes I committed to each week so far. I think it's because they are at night and my nausea is gone in the evenings. I'm surprised at how strong certain Pilates positions are right now given the strain on the lower abs going on. I actually felt the achy lower ab stuff was better after working out my core more. I was worried I'd be more achy.

 

Getting out for walks every day and have kinda found my groove with that. I need to get batteries in my heart rate monitor so I can ramp the walks up to a target zone. I think I'm taking it pretty easy right now.

post #67 of 80

I think I might be starting to see a light at the end of this exhaustion tunnel!  I was able to do yard work for over an hour yesterday (the weeds in my garden had gotten out of control between my tiredness and the 100+ degree heat here in Missouri).  This morning I was able to take my dog for our normal 2 mile walk- I think he's as happy as I am about regaining some energy!  Lets hope this trend continues- I'll be 9 weeks tomorrow.

post #68 of 80
Thread Starter 

I was able to get 6 days in this week!!!

 

4 runs- 2 miles each 

2 video work outs (one 30 minutes, one 1 hour)

 

I feel so so so much better

post #69 of 80

I was only able to walk about 4 miles this week...we had the thrilling welcome of a stomach virus that hit 2 of the 3 boys and myself pretty hard. Thank goodness we are symptom free!!! WOOT!

post #70 of 80

I'm running into all kinds of trouble registerring for prenatal yoga. None of the studios will let me sign up until after 12 weeks. 

post #71 of 80
Thread Starter 
Sorry typebug... how frustrating. You will be there soon.
post #72 of 80

Well I'm reading a bunch of prenatal yoga articles. It looks like there are a few poses people adjust but really yoga is supposed to be fine in the first trimester. I'm going to call more studios before I give up. :)

post #73 of 80
Thread Starter 

Hey Running Ladies-

How is it going?  I have not run at all this week, instead I have done 3 days of my video, which is pretty darn low key.  I am thinking about signing up for a 1/2 marathon relay in November, I would either have to do 7.2 or 5.9 miles.  I have not been doing distances any longer than 2-3 miles in the past 3 months.  I think I should be able to slowly add distance to get to 7 miles.... what do you guys think?  I will be almost 27 weeks the day of the race.  It has been so darn hot that I can not figure out how to get runs in.... even inside my house on the treadmill.  If I am going to do this though, I need to come up with a slow way to add mileage.  

post #74 of 80

I want to check into this thread as a reminder to myself that I have to start exercising!!! MS is gone, my energy is okayish, so I really have no excuse.

 

typebug, I hope you find a good yoga place that will take you!! Prenatal yoga was a godsend for me. I even went into labor with DS2 in my class :). It was a very peaceful way to start the laboring process. I was in denial that I was actually in labor but was having pretty painful contractions. My instructor kept coming up to me to check on me and I was all "Oh, this is just practice labor. I'm totally fine" as I was grimacing and bracing the wall. Anyhoo, I need to sign up for a class soon!

post #75 of 80
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

I want to check into this thread as a reminder to myself that I have to start exercising!!! MS is gone, my energy is okayish, so I really have no excuse.

 

Ditto!  I've been feeling really good this week.  So far all I've managed to do is walks with the dogs, so I'm hoping I can start to add in a bit more now that I'm feeling better.  Might sign up for prenatal yoga too!

post #76 of 80

Yeah, it's kind of hard to get back into the exercise routine even though I'm feeling so much better!

 

This week was definitely my best so far--I did official workouts 3 times (we live in the city but I don't really count the walking I do to get places). I used the elliptical for a while and did some weights, I did The Biggest Loser Cardio Max video on Thursday (and still feel a bit sore from it!) and ran/walked two miles yesterday. Nowhere near where I was, but progress!

post #77 of 80
Thread Starter 

Alright ladies, lets keep each other motivated!  I started out my pregnancy with DD2 in better shape and was able to run until the very end....

 

This pregnancy, it has been so hot that I have fallen off the wagon a bit, so any words of encouragement would be appreciated!  

 

I so far have done my video 3 days and ran 1 day.  I am going to run today too (or maybe the video), since it is 81 degrees at 7am.

 

 

I got on the scale this morning and I gained 2 lbs this week.  Still 2 lbs under PP weight.  Feels weird gaining more than 1 lb in a week, but I guess my body is just ready to start the gaining.  I would really be happy with 30 lb gain.  Gained 40 with DD1 and 22 with DD2.  DD2 had weight gain issues that I think were due to not enough fat stores in my body, so I am shooting to gain a bit more this time.


Edited by Chloe'sMama - 8/18/12 at 7:51am
post #78 of 80

I'm getting light headed when I do a lot of uphill power walking outside. It makes me a little nervous about doing my big walk alone. It's hot here and I'm usually not effected by heat at all so this is new to me. Anyone else getting light headed? I need to get some batteries for my heart rate monitor. I'm curious about what my heart rate might be at. 

post #79 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

I want to check into this thread as a reminder to myself that I have to start exercising!!! MS is gone, my energy is okayish, so I really have no excuse.

 

typebug, I hope you find a good yoga place that will take you!! Prenatal yoga was a godsend for me. I even went into labor with DS2 in my class :). It was a very peaceful way to start the laboring process. I was in denial that I was actually in labor but was having pretty painful contractions. My instructor kept coming up to me to check on me and I was all "Oh, this is just practice labor. I'm totally fine" as I was grimacing and bracing the wall. Anyhoo, I need to sign up for a class soon!

Thanks, I love your labour story. ;) 

post #80 of 80
Thread Starter 

In the heat I feel much more likely to get light headed.  I have it happen quite a bit, but usually just when I am getting up from sitting or laying down.  I would take it a little easy if you are feeling that way while walking.  The important part about exercising during pregnancy is to listen to your body.  I feel really lucky that I am able to run still, but if I started feeling bad, I would stop, or slow down to a point where I didn't feel bad.

 

I heard that HR doesn't matter so much as long as you are doing activities that your body is used to and you are listening to what your body can handle.  I know my HR gets up around 170 at least.

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