I thought I'd start a thread to chat about the challenges (or joys, let's be positive! ) of working out while pregnant, and to encourage each other.
I'll probably be more positive when the second tri rolls around, but right now sure is a challenge for me. While I've had horrid "morning" sickness all three times, in my second pregnancy, working out actually gave me a little time where I felt semi normal! But this time, no dice. In my 6th and 7th weeks I continued to run and do my normal strength activities and not only was it torture during, but I would feel AWFUL afterwards -- like vomiting, dizzy, unable to function for hours afterwards, etc. So I stopped early in my 7th week.. Not working out, as someone who works out 3-4xs a week normally, is discouraging, especially given my insanely bad first tri diet of cheese sandwiches and watermelon! But I tried again this week (I'm 10w3d) and I'm doing a little better. No running yet, but I've been cycling between these two videos and enjoying them:
Erin O'Brien's Prenatal Fitness Fix
Element Prenatal Yoga
I am using these because they were available at the library, and I was especially curious about the Erin O'Brien one because her other prenatal video is ranked very highly on Amazon. I do think she is kinda weird and charming, and the video was fun. I'm not normally a video person, but I may have to be for now!
Not sure when I'll try running again...
How are the rest of you gals doing?