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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by sarahl918 View Post

I have been running regularly for the past year, but I recently started doing reformer Pilates and fell in love! I think it is a better option for me, a lot easier on my joints and great for my posture (which could use some help). I am planning on keeping it up for as long as is safe while I am pregnant, with some modifications of course. I am also interested in trying Zumba classes! And perhaps some prenatal yoga - I've only taken a couple of yoga classes before, it intimidates me but I think I'd love it.

I did Zumba for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it.  I think it's a great pregnancy workout since you can make it as intense or not as you want.

Definitly will try to make back!

I also saw a  "Dancing for birth" class advertised in a local women's journal.  I might give it a try in the fall.

 

When I was pregnant with DD, I swam and swam and swam.  I was also due in October, so was pretty pregnant in the heat of the summer.  Swimming was so relaxing and a big relief for my body.  I don't know if I'll keep up with this pregnancy (the pool in January is just not as appealing!!) but I did go swimming laps yesterday just to get myself back in swimming shape right now, when I'm small!!

 

I was also a big fan of my prenatal class, but I loved the teacher; to me, the teacher makes or breaks a yoga class. I've had to "shop around" a bit before I found a prenatal class I really clicked with.

 

I'm a runner too, but cannot seems to get the stamina and energy to do it during pregnancy!  I'm ok with that, and will be back with a vengance next spring!!

 

Well, after going through this whole thread, I now feel like I really need to get my butt over at the gym!  So I'm off!!!

post #22 of 43
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Originally Posted by SuzieSmiles View Post

I went to the gym at least 3-4 times per week before getting pregnant. Now, I am struggling to make it 3 times a week, this past week I only went twice - oops.
I'm really tired and don't want to go but force myself because I know I need to keep active (DH & I go together which makes it easier to motivate). I've only been doing cardio, either treadmill and stationary bike combo or elliptical. I've stayed away from weights and the other machines I used to use, I might go back to them later in my pregnancy but am afraid to push it too much during the first trimester.

I love hatha yoga (haven't practiced in a few years though - keep meaning to get back into practice) and was thinking of checking out a prenatal yoga class but from reading these posts, they sound pretty lame... Maybe I'll look into some DVDs instead (sarah2881 - did you confirm the name of the DVD you liked yet?).

Sorry, I finally checked and it is the correct dvd, unless this lady had made more than one prenatal yoga video.

I will do my update in a bit when I can get on my computer, I don't have the patience to do it on my phone right now!
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by Bena View Post

I did Zumba for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it.  I think it's a great pregnancy workout since you can make it as intense or not as you want.

Definitly will try to make back!

I also saw a  "Dancing for birth" class advertised in a local women's journal.  I might give it a try in the fall.

 

When I was pregnant with DD, I swam and swam and swam.  I was also due in October, so was pretty pregnant in the heat of the summer.  Swimming was so relaxing and a big relief for my body.  I don't know if I'll keep up with this pregnancy (the pool in January is just not as appealing!!) but I did go swimming laps yesterday just to get myself back in swimming shape right now, when I'm small!!

 

I was also a big fan of my prenatal class, but I loved the teacher; to me, the teacher makes or breaks a yoga class. I've had to "shop around" a bit before I found a prenatal class I really clicked with.

 

I'm a runner too, but cannot seems to get the stamina and energy to do it during pregnancy!  I'm ok with that, and will be back with a vengance next spring!!

 

Well, after going through this whole thread, I now feel like I really need to get my butt over at the gym!  So I'm off!!!

 

Thanks for the tip about Zumba! I am gonna try to get into swimming... we have a pool and it can be heated so there is really no excuse not to. I'm just not great at swimming because I've only ever swam for leisure, not sport or exercise. But I've heard it feels amazing when you're big so I'll give it a go! 

post #24 of 43

Alright, made it to the computer. I have been continuing to keep up the daily workout for the most part. Alternating between Insanity, Jillian and running. The most I have ran in the last week is 4 miles at a time and not more than twice a week, I was doing 6-8 mile runs the week before i found out I was pregnant, but I have just gotten so slow already! I did go to one soccer game so far and my midwife said she is fine with me playing in the first trimester as long as I listen to my body. I am glad, the game was SOOO much fun and certainly a good work out. I do not think I have ever worked my quads quite like that! I will be subbing more in future games just to keep my hear rate in check better. I am not playing this week because it falls on our anniversary and my Mom offered to babysit for a date night, can't pass that up!

 

I am so happy that we have a lot of active Mama's and that there is a fellow Insanity nut here! I did Insanity until the day before my last baby was born (I had to switch up lots of the moves and I only did the easy workout the last couple months, but it is so fun and motivating).

post #25 of 43

The heat (and mosquitos!!!!) are killing my running schedule. I will go early on sunday mornings, but I'm not dragging a toddler out to get eaten alive by bugs during the week. I have been doing simple ab and leg workouts a few times a week, but I really want to get a prenatal yoga dvd.

post #26 of 43

runner here!  I completed 2 half marathons in the past year, and before I got pregnant I signed up to run another half marathon in November.  I've been passed by plenty of pregnant runners on race day and my doctor is completely supportive so I'm going to go for it.  

I've eliminated speedwork from my training schedule because a PR is not my goal for the November race.  Taking each run as slowly as my body wants to go, but I had no idea my body would want to go SO slow.  On the bright side, it's more time to listen to my audiobooks while I'm on the trail.  

post #27 of 43

up until May I was doing yoga anywhere from 5-7 days a week.  Then we got my mom's cancer diagnosis and I tried to go but just oouldn't get into it so I've slacked.  Some walking, I'm as active as any mom of a 4yr old is but beyond that I kind of gave up.  Hubs needs to loose weight so we started P90X THIS WEEK.  I only did day 1, and now crap....what do I do?  I think I'll do some yoga, some light and scaled back weight work and thats it.  Hubs has a HR monitor watch so I will wear that just to make sure I stay under 140

post #28 of 43
Thread Starter 

So, I have NOT been running lately. I've noticed that my morning sickness does not like the bouncing of running at all. Will I be able to pick running back up in my second trimester?

post #29 of 43
Yoga, yoga, yoga! love.gif
I teach and own a studio, so I cant really avoid it! I teach Prenatal three times a week right now, and often have beginners, so I end up demoing much of the class. I don't teach a wimpy class unless all my Mommas show up tired and want to do Restorative instead of an active practice. Some teachers think pregnant women cant do a lot of poses, or they're afraid of pushing them too far. Liability stuff, etc. I teach with a strong base of listening to your body and adapting the practice, so I trust my students to modify accordingly.
post #30 of 43

I do yoga 2x a week and run/walk/swim 2x a week. I'm pretty tired lately, but I'm trying to stick with my activities if I can. I also have a fitbit, which does help me stay accountable and try to get in my steps (I aim for 6000 on weekdays, 10k on weekends).

post #31 of 43

So what I did this week: Sunday- 3 mile run, Tuesday- 5 mile run, Wednesday- Insanity workout, Friday- 3 mile run and today 5 miles run. I have had some insomnia this week but I have felt pretty good regardless. My workouts were definitely more trying, harder to catch my breath, I've had to take more breaks but I am listening to my body. Finally got some relief for my constipation thank the Lord!! All in all a good week. Monday I will be 9 weeks and I am hoping to keep the work outs so I can keep my weight down and and my blood pressure. How is everyone else feeling?

post #32 of 43

This week nausea was in full effect and dh was out of town, so aside from the physical exercises I did while teaching, I didn't exercise. I'm hoping next week will be better. Dh is going out of town again, but I'll only be teaching in the morning, so I'm hoping I'll be able to take a nap in the afternoon and have enough energy to do some exercise later in the day. We're supposed to go out of town with family for a couple days next weekend, so maybe we'll get out and about for a hike or swimming.

post #33 of 43

Well, I had the stomach flue for over a week. I think it was two bugs actually, but I never felt great between them. So I was slacking a for a bit. I missed one soccer game, this week we do not have a game. I will wait and see how visibly pregnant I am at our next game. Despite the fact my midwife said i am fine the first trimester and I know the baby is still in my pelvis and protected i don't want everyone judging me if I am running around out there with a belly! I did an 8 mile run this morning, so I am on pace for my half in 7 weeks! I am so excited. I am not looking forward to the training runs since I am so slow, but the race will be fun. By the end of my run today my average mile was over 12 minutes!!! I did walk a couple times the last two miles, it started getting hot! I was at a 9 min a few months ago so I am trying to get over that, the boredom of the slow runs is killing me though. I need to work on getting up earlier this week and trading some of my in house workouts for shorter runs. DD is back in school now and I have had a hard time getting used to the new schedule. The great part about today is so far I feel great! This is the first time since my tummy bug that I have really eaten without feeling sick afterwords. Running always makes me feel better, so am glad i can get back at it.

post #34 of 43

I'm starting to rejoin the land of the living. I was able to get out walking (3 miles each time) with DS in a stroller twice last week. I felt pretty good, so I think I might try to get back to the gym next week and see if I can kick it up a little. It's amazing how out of shape I've become in the past few months. I tell people all the time (because of my job) what the effects of being sedentary are, but it takes on a whole new meaning when you experience it yourself. So, I'll slowly work back up to some decent workouts & hopefully also get some yoga in.

post #35 of 43

I got in a car accident on Monday so my whole week has been thrown off with Chiropractic appts and trying to find a car. I have also been pretty sore and the temps have been close to the hundreds, so I only ran once this week.....will get back into the swing of things this week.

post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by delilahbeau View Post

I got in a car accident on Monday so my whole week has been thrown off with Chiropractic appts and trying to find a car. I have also been pretty sore and the temps have been close to the hundreds, so I only ran once this week.....will get back into the swing of things this week.


Yikes! Hope the soreness eases soon, how scary and stressful! And 100 degrees? No thanks! I can only make myself run if I can get out of bed really early, I just can not handle it being warmer than 70 or 75 these days when i run!

post #37 of 43

Oh me either, I have to run early in the am or it is not happening.....I am a Pacific Northwest girl through and through, if it doesn't rain for a while I feel out of sorts! LOL and yes it has been stressful dealing with a car accident but on top of it I have had to find new day care for DD dizzy.gif but on the up side I did get my first ultra sound today. OH I am so in love already. Little one was so active it was wonderful...kinda puts everything into perspective! 

 

I did go running this morning so I already feel like I am getting back into the swing of things.....phew!

post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by delilahbeau View Post

Oh me either, I have to run early in the am or it is not happening.....I am a Pacific Northwest girl through and through, if it doesn't rain for a while I feel out of sorts! LOL and yes it has been stressful dealing with a car accident but on top of it I have had to find new day care for DD dizzy.gif but on the up side I did get my first ultra sound today. OH I am so in love already. Little one was so active it was wonderful...kinda puts everything into perspective! 

 

I did go running this morning so I already feel like I am getting back into the swing of things.....phew!


Sorry you had to find new childcare, I hope the new one works out. Glad to hear the ultrasound went well and that you got a nice run in!

post #39 of 43
Thread Starter 

Finally got a run in, after a long hiatus due to morning sickness, and oh I feel good. Unlike Delilah, I only ever run in the evening. My husband has to leave at 4:30AM to make it to work on time, and I don't live in the kind of neighborhood where it's safe to go for a jog at 3AM. I expected the jog to be hard, after having taken so much time off, but it was like I had just jogged the other day.

 

Still, I'm thinking about taking up a prenatal fitness class of some kind after I run. I don't think I have it in me to run through my whole pregnancy. Plus, moving to a new area, I'd love to meet some mamas with littles! I'd love a water fitness class, but I'd be open to dance or something fun like that.

post #40 of 43

Revolting that sounds like a great idea. I think I may follow your lead it sounds like fun and a good way to meet other moms!

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