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Exercise Accountability Thread Sept 9th

post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 

My goal for this week is to get at least 4 running days in, and hopefully do at least one or two days of the prenatal yoga and pilates dvd I have. Nausea hasn't hit big time yet, and although I am a bit more tired, it hasn't been too bad. The real test to keeping this plan will be once the nausea and fatigue hit me like I know it will. 

 

I did get my first run for this week in today..I ran 2 1/2 miles, and then walked another 1 1/2 mile...so total 4 miles today. 

 

What are everyone else's goals for the week? 

post #2 of 55

My goal is to go on a walk after dinner. I have been so tired today, this baby is really taking it out of me! I sat down at 4 to find a recipe for dinner (I'm a procrastinator) and fell asleep! Tomorrow I am going back to yoga and will probably walk the track after class for a while.

post #3 of 55

Don't forget to eat frequently, ladies! That's my trick this time around for (attempting to) avoid nausea. Especially when exercising, too - the extra protein and frequent caloric intake really seems to help.

 

Can't wait to get back into my routine and participate in this thread! I had a group class this morning that I had to skip because of this stinking spotting that is persisting. I'll be back at it soon, though - I just know it!

post #4 of 55

My goal is to walk every morning. I have a 1.5-mile route with some hills that's a pretty good trek for me. I'll try to swim a couple times on the weekend too.

 

When I type it out, it doesn't seem like much, but goodness does just 20-30 minutes take a lot out of me!

post #5 of 55

Thank you for this thread! Pregnant or not, I need a little accountability to keep me going.

 

My fitness goal for pregnancy is to pretty much keep what I have. As an avid cyclist and former runner (I've dabbled at getting back into it over the summer, maybe it will be easier now with cooler weather and a little motivator in there), I know I feel better when I'm active, but work long days which makes it tough to find the time.

 

When we lived closer to my workplace I would bike to work year-round, which I loved. What a release. Now we live farther away, and I had some success with the one-way bike commute (drive in, leave the car at work overnight, bike in, drive home ...) and would love to be more active with that this fall before it gets too dark and the snow comes.

 

This weekend we took part in a ride for Parkinson's disease which we signed up for months ago. with some friends I was slower than I may have been otherwise, and told my friends it was just indigestion, which is more or less the truth. Still made it all 50 miles and felt good yesterday, even if all I did was housework.

 

Hopefully this week I will either run or bike to/from work 3 times. Thanks for being here to hold me to it!

post #6 of 55

Thanks for the thread kikaaaso!

 

My goal for this week: 2x weights at the gym and 2x cardio.  I also want to get back into yoga and I think better to start now than later.  I have a video at home but I am really brutal for doing that kind of thing.  I need to be in a class to make it happen.  Partly because I need the motivation of a scheduled time, and partly because my house is not well set up for doing a video at home.  So, if I can get to a studio or do a video at home this week, I'll sub 1x weights for 1 hour of yoga.

post #7 of 55
Thread Starter 

Sounds like great goals, everyone!!!  I am glad I will have you all to help keep me motivated. (((Hugs)))

post #8 of 55

I did end up going for a one mile walk with the hubby and DD on Sunday night. I pushed the stroller which made it a lot more intense for me (usually DH pushes). Yesterday I walked the track with a friend and went to Yoga. We did a lot of down dog and sun salutations and I got pretty dizzy and nauseous but I made it all the way through! Today I did a 45 min. Zumba class at the Y, but just did it all low-impact. I'm afraid of overdoing it, so I'm just taking it easy. I can't decide what I'll do tomorrow, there's a one hour Zumba class I could go to, or I might just take a walk with DD again. We'll see if the little bean is going to let me feel good again tomorrow!

post #9 of 55
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Originally Posted by amyknits1076 View Post

I did end up going for a one mile walk with the hubby and DD on Sunday night. I pushed the stroller which made it a lot more intense for me (usually DH pushes). Yesterday I walked the track with a friend and went to Yoga. We did a lot of down dog and sun salutations and I got pretty dizzy and nauseous but I made it all the way through! Today I did a 45 min. Zumba class at the Y, but just did it all low-impact. I'm afraid of overdoing it, so I'm just taking it easy. I can't decide what I'll do tomorrow, there's a one hour Zumba class I could go to, or I might just take a walk with DD again. We'll see if the little bean is going to let me feel good again tomorrow!

Yay...great job!! I would just take it day by day, and listen to your body. You are doing wonderful!! :)

post #10 of 55

So far so good.  I did weights on Monday, and cardio yesterday.  Today is another weights day.  It's nice that it's been quiet at work, makes it way easier to get my workouts in. redface.gif

post #11 of 55
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So far so good.  I did weights on Monday, and cardio yesterday.  Today is another weights day.  It's nice that it's been quiet at work, makes it way easier to get my workouts in. redface.gif

Great job!! What kind of job do you have?  I got a 3 mile in yesterday, and hope to do another one today. I really like lifting weights..and I forgot I also have another pregnancy video (Summer Sanders one)..that has some weight lifting to it..I should start doing that a couple times a week. There is no way I can fit everything in that I want to though..so I am going to have to figure this all out!!

post #12 of 55

I am an attorney in house at an oil and gas company.  I'm lucky and we have a gym in our building that is free to employees, so when things are quiet on the work front it's really easy to slip down there over the lunch hour or sometime during the day.  I have a really great boss who is really into fitness, so as long as I'm getting my work done he doesn't really care if I slip out in the afternoon to go.

 

One thing I do that helps make weight training more efficient and also give it a better cardio aspect is to do more like a weight circuit.  It keeps your heart rate up and cuts the time down to do your program.  So today, in 50 mins, I was able to get to the gym, change, do 5 mins of cardio to warm up, do a full body weight routine, rinse off in the shower, change and get back to my office.  My standard cirucuits would be something like: Chest press, bicep curl, lunges (4 sets of 12 each), followed by: row (back), triceps, shoulder press (4 sets of 12 each).  No breaks between exercises, and no breaks between sets (when possible).  Then usually I do some type of core exercise, followed by a few stretches.

 

I hear you though, it's hard to fit it all in!  I really feel like I need to add yoga back in this pregnancy, in hopes it will help keep me limber and because I miss it, but finding the time to do that is hard!  I think also, that we (or at least I) tend to discount daily activities towards fitness.  Like walking home from the train.  Sure, it's only 15 mins but it's better than nothing and every little bit helps!

post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

I am an attorney in house at an oil and gas company.  I'm lucky and we have a gym in our building that is free to employees, so when things are quiet on the work front it's really easy to slip down there over the lunch hour or sometime during the day.  I have a really great boss who is really into fitness, so as long as I'm getting my work done he doesn't really care if I slip out in the afternoon to go.

 

One thing I do that helps make weight training more efficient and also give it a better cardio aspect is to do more like a weight circuit.  It keeps your heart rate up and cuts the time down to do your program.  So today, in 50 mins, I was able to get to the gym, change, do 5 mins of cardio to warm up, do a full body weight routine, rinse off in the shower, change and get back to my office.  My standard cirucuits would be something like: Chest press, bicep curl, lunges (4 sets of 12 each), followed by: row (back), triceps, shoulder press (4 sets of 12 each).  No breaks between exercises, and no breaks between sets (when possible).  Then usually I do some type of core exercise, followed by a few stretches.

 

I hear you though, it's hard to fit it all in!  I really feel like I need to add yoga back in this pregnancy, in hopes it will help keep me limber and because I miss it, but finding the time to do that is hard!  I think also, that we (or at least I) tend to discount daily activities towards fitness.  Like walking home from the train.  Sure, it's only 15 mins but it's better than nothing and every little bit helps!

That's awesome you have a gym so close, and such an understanding boss! Good for you for keeping at it! I am very glad I have been doing yoga for about a year now, and am continuing for this pregnancy. It really does help stretch everything out and relax.

 

Today I did Zumba, and plan to go on a walk with DH and DD after dinner if it's not too hot. Probably something light tomorrow, yoga or pilates. I'm feeling very good right now, so I'm taking advantage of it as long as it lasts!

post #14 of 55

 I want to stay active but I know that with chasing around to littles all day I need to keep my expectations reasonable because they wear me out!.  I am hoping to do something each day.  I have an exercise video, there is a free prenatal yoga class on Saturdays I hope to go to  and I love to walk.  I also am hoping to keep up some body weight exercises. 

 

Like someone else posted, the trick is when the morning sickness starts.  That's when it gets tough.
 

post #15 of 55
Oh, I need this thread for sure! I'm going to at least brisk walk 20 minutes minimum everyday (trying to do 30+ whenever I can) and get back on my recumbent bike too starting this weekend. I did ok with my first pregnancy on exercise, but I want to do better with this one! I'm older so I need to keep myself as fit as possible. Also already starting doing lots of squatting and tailor sitting when the opportunity presents itself and I'll probably grab a pregnancy yoga DVD or two from the library in the next week or so.
post #16 of 55

Just got back from walking the long way to the park (up a couple hills, pulling the kids in the wagon)  I did some 3 sets of a bunch 5 or 6 exercise band exercises while the kids played, then walked home the more direct route.  I'm tired! 
 

post #17 of 55

This thread is totally for me too! I regularly do 15-30 min workouts each morning, alternating between yoga, weights and cardio. I've not missed any days yet other than last weekend when we went camping. But I am committed to keep it up. I also bike with DD to school and back 2 days a wk (the days I work from home) and usually bike around town on the weekends. I want to fit in walks on days when I don't bike. My goals are to keep up my regular routine and walk on days when I am at my office.

 

Keep at it ladies, hoping symptoms don't bring you down this wk!

 

-Sheryl
 

post #18 of 55

Progress report: I've met my goals 4 of the last 6 days. I'm about to go out and exercise to make that 5 of the last 7. My goal was everyday, but I had a sick partner at home so it was hard to make time for exercise on top of running the house by myself. I know, whaaa, right? mecry.giflol.gif

post #19 of 55

Well done ladies!  thumb.gif

 

Well, I only made 2 days of weights, 1 of cardio, but I spent the day yesterday doing manual labour (totally re-organizing our two storage areas with DH, which meant hauling everything out, organizing, sorting, trashing, and then putting it all away) so I think I'll count that as my 2nd cardio and call it a day!  Same goal for this week!

post #20 of 55

Went to the state fair today and walked around for five hours. I'll call that my exercise for today!

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