I was running about 3 miles every other day, doing yoga once a week, and strength training once a week, before I got pregnant, but stopped running shortly after the positive, because I felt "off" every time I ran, and maybe a little lightheaded. And then I got a job, which last about four weeks before I realized that I wasn't going to be able to handle it and my diabetes through this pregnancy, but that meant that, between the exhaustion of pregnancy and the exhaustion of working about four hours a day, I wasn't getting anything done. I'm back up to walking on the track four days a week, with a strength training class on Thursdays, and roller skating with my daughter every other weekend. I keep wanting to push myself with the walking. I'm up to 5 miles at the gym, plus another leisurely one and a half every weekday afternoon when I walk to pick my daughter up from Kindergarten. I was sorely tempted to push myself for another mile, today, because I was feeling pretty good, but I didn't want to miss my post breakfast meter reading. I may just have to walk back out to the car, test, and then go back in, one of these days.
I feel amazing, this pregnancy, and my hips were KILLING me for a while (they still do off and on, at night), but the more I walk, it seems, the better they feel. My OB looked at me like I was insane when I told him I was walking 4 miles a day and told me I wouldn't be able to do it forever. Ha! Is that a challenge, sir?
With my daughter, I was sorely out of shape, though I was a member of a bellydancing troupe and so danced at least once a week up through my eighth month. I really need to get back into it again, as I think it helped a lot with balance and coordination.