Originally Posted by AmandaLynnH
Anyone have good suggestions for exercising with a sore lower back? I don't know if it's a bad disc or what but I injured it a few years ago and re-injure it every so often and pregnancy doesn't seem to agree with it. When I get off the treadmill sometimes it's worse (usually 2.5 pace at a 5-7 incline) but I'm scared to do something more rigorous that may involve kicking when it's like this.
Yikes, that doesn't sound fun. Have you tried yoga? Prenatal yoga specifically would be good. Have you considered a chiro? Something could be out of alignment.
So, Monday started off with a great workout. My arms were killing me Tuesday. However, DS got super sick Monday night, so I didn't get any sleep Monday or Tuesday night and hense haven't made it to the gym again until today (partly because my brain was so fried I was really inefficient at getting any work done and partly because I just didn't have the energy). I should be able to get a work out in tomorrow, and then Sunday I have Yoga. So as long as I make it tomorrow that'll be 4 times this week.
I also had a chiro appointment yesterday afternoon with someone who specializes in prenatal and postnatal chiropractory. Her philosophy is that if you have everything aligned you will not only be more comfortable through your pregnancy but will have a faster,easier delivery. Here's hoping. She did an assessment and my pelvis is pretty out of alignment and my sacrum is really tight. So, I'll see her again this week, and twice next week and then go once a month provided things are getting straightened out (pun intended!). Oh, and on the plus side she said I am not to do lunges any more as it can put your pubic bone out of whack if you do them in pregnancy. I HATE lunges, and my gym buddy is an avid skkier so he always wants to do them, so YAY!!! Also, no more deadlifts, Romanian or otherwise. Just in case any of you ladies were doing these as well, there are not a lot of things on the no-do list but according to this chiro these two are out.