How is everyone doing? I thought I'd try to breath some life back into our idea of exercise accountability and perhaps start with a little quiz.
1) How many weeks are you?
2) How is your body feeling? Weak? Strong? Ligament pains?
Some things feel strong still like arms and back is pretty good. I feel like the lower abs tire more quickly and perhaps I baby them a bit due to the aching in the round ligaments. I can still do upper ab work but I don't come up as far. My balance and stability for some leg stuff has changed a little.
3) What does your exercise program look like right now?
1-2 Pilates classes a week. My teacher had to modify quite a few things between week 12 and 14 and it became clear that I needed to change from traditional reformers with springs to the gravity reformers which just use my weight and have a slightly smaller range of motion. Happy with that shift. I also just started a one hour pre-natal yoga once a week as well.
4) What do you hope to add or change?
I want to get to both of the pilates sessions every week. So far I've been trying for two but often going to one. They are damned expensive but I do feel like it's keeping my back aligned and my previous injuries from haunting me. The other thing I want to try is a series of water aerobics exercises I found online for the days in between. http://www.fitpregnancy.com/featured-galleries/water-baby-workout
5) A question for other mommas
Anyone have a good book or DVD that will go over the specific yoga movements helpful in labour? I hear bits and pieces from my teacher in class but was thinking i'd like to know a lot more about this end of pre-natal yoga.