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post #41 of 55
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Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH View Post

Aaaand this thread is officially making me feel like a slacker with my piddly little walking routine.  I suppose I have to step it up, eh?  Damn.


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Me too but only sort of.  I always figure something is better than nothing.  First trimester fatigue/MS can be brutal.  I managed to go for a walk with the kids around the neighborhood. I pulled them in the wagon and up a hill.  After an afternoon of feeling crappy because MS is starting to kick in I am proud of just doing something!  I have been really dedicated to going on longer walks or doing an exercise video up until now.
 

post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH View Post

Aaaand this thread is officially making me feel like a slacker with my piddly little walking routine.  I suppose I have to step it up, eh?  Damn.

Don't let this thread make you feel like that!! A walking routine is definitely something. Do what you feel is best for you and baby right now.  (((hugs)))

post #43 of 55

I really want to join in, but after severe m/s with my successful pregnancy and this one seeming to follow in its tracks, I am a little scared (wah, I know, lol).  But I had just hit 60 pounds lost (!) when I got my BFP, and I refuse to gain it all back.

 

Do you all try to plan exercise around your nausea and/or fatigue, or do you attempt to power through it?

post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

 

 I always figure something is better than nothing. 

 

Always!! 

 

I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for how the little things add up.  Housework, yardwork, chasing after kids, walking to/from work...it all adds up!  Little changes add up too.  Take the stairs instead of the elevator if you aren't going up a ton of flights.  Get a fitball for your office chair.  I changed my desk at work to a standing work station, so I stand about 5-6 hours of my 8 hour work day now. 

 

Jeanblu, for me it just depends on the day.  I actually find that exercise helps me to deal with M/S.  Cardio seems to cure my nausea for a period of time afterwards, probably the good endorphins pumping through my blood.  That being said, I am having a harder time this go-round than I did with DS, but I am going to just try to force myself to go, because I'm always glad I went once I'm done working out.

post #45 of 55

Thanks guys!  I'm so glad I'm not the only one in awe of those that are still in spinning and whatnot.  Heck, I didn't even do that before I was pregnant!  

 

I managed a 20 minute cardio interval workout last night in addition to my 2 miles of walking at lunch.  Holy crap it felt like I was about to die.  Then I got all nervous about spotting or something (I didn't though).  

 

I think I figured out that the few times I did actual workout videos before I got my BFP but when I must have been pregnant without realizing were so crappy because I was pregnant.  It's like when I have my period and I try to do too much.  My body's busy with other things and it'll get to the exercise when it has the energy!  Try back later.

 

Another not so good day today coupled with our first u/s making me leave work early means no walk for me today.  Maybe toni...oh who am I kidding, I'm sooooo napping on the couch tonight.  I'm suuuuuuuper tired.

 

Does fighting the overwhelming urge to take a nap all day count as exercise?

post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH View Post

 

Does fighting the overwhelming urge to take a nap all day count as exercise?

 

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post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by snozzberry View Post

 

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I take that as a no...drat.

 

Trying to motivate myself to go for my walk today during lunch.  This migraine is not making it sound like fun.

post #48 of 55

Morning sickness is kicking in and completely kicking my butt.  I'm not even actually  puking but I just feel like crap.  I so want to keep up the exercise but it's sooooo unappealing. 

post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

Morning sickness is kicking in and completely kicking my butt.  I'm not even actually  puking but I just feel like crap.  I so want to keep up the exercise but it's sooooo unappealing. 

I'm right there with you CBM!  I have found that just walking does seem to help on both fronts.  You don't feel like a total sloth and it seems to help the ickies go away at least for a short period of time.

 

Hope you start to feel better soon!

post #50 of 55

I am just joining in.  I am 6w2d right now.  The m/s has been kicking my butt and making me feel very nasty.  I will feel better after about 13 weeks.

I am planning on riding my bike (a beach cruiser - I am not a cyclist, but I love to ride), walking, getting some resistance bands from the DDs' ballet school, yoga and using the stepper that we have. 

My biggest concern is circulation in my legs.  I was planning this fall on having laser surgery done on both legs and then the saline injections before I found out that we were expecting.  My left leg is the worst one.  I am going to have to wear compression hose for those pregnancy and I cannot stand hose!
 

post #51 of 55
Cobaby maker i have dysautonomia and eds so I am completely wheelchair bound.. Fatigue is so bad ATM I spend most my days in bed.. However my work on my physio generally is paying off as I have made massive inprovements lately.. I don't know if part of it is resting a bit more whilst doing my physio or if my blood volumes a little better or wha t ..my eds is definately not doing well however and I'm dislocating more then constantly so all my joints are stiff and swollen at the same time however so far I'm doing ok I think, I have physio in the morning so will be nice to show her the improvements at he same time as breaking the news to her about the pregnancy-eek! Nervous, much!!
post #52 of 55
Ooh, fabulous idea for a thread! I need a little incentive to get back in the swing of things so I don't lose momentum.

This week's a little slow for me, I'm in recovery/vacation mode as I ran my first full marathon 9/23. I ran 3 miles on Saturday before my knees and Achilles began complaining, then tonight was flow yoga. I'll run again Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday - trying for anywhere from 3-8 miles depending on how I feel.

I'm waiting to ask MW, but does anyone know if starting up weight training arms/back/shoulders with 5 lb dumbells would be okay? I've slacked and not lifted in probably 4 months, oops!
post #53 of 55
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I'm waiting to ask MW, but does anyone know if starting up weight training arms/back/shoulders with 5 lb dumbells would be okay? I've slacked and not lifted in probably 4 months, oops!

 

Ooh, let me know what you hear! I was wondering the same thing and completely forgot to ask at my 8-week appt.

post #54 of 55
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Ooh, let me know what you hear! I was wondering the same thing and completely forgot to ask at my 8-week appt.

 

 

My doctor mentioned any type of *non extreme sports* would be fine.  Walking, running, yoga, elliptical, etc.  So I would think as long as you don't overdo it, you should be fine.  Maybe start slow and watch your breathing / heartrate. 

 

The extent of my exercise is walking the dogs so who I am I to talk?  2whistle.gif

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