What are others doing for exercise beyond walking? And how long do you think you'll keep it up?
Oh, I'm also trying to do 20 minute yoga podcasts a few times a week too.
When I'm not pregnant I run about 3 miles a day 5 times a week, but due to a miscarriage I've had in 2008 I don't run while pregnant anymore. I know that was most likely not the cause, but I can't get the fear out of my head so I just don't do it. However, I do belong to a gym and will do some swimming, light zumba, walking and the elliptical. I also plan on using the weight machines to tone muscle in my legs and arms. Not a fan of yoga as that's too slow for me.
I hate running, but I do yoga. The only problem is that due to laziness and other things interfering I had basically stopped going to yoga in December; so now I've got to kick my butt into gear and get serious about going now whilst I have no pregnancy symptoms that might interfere!
Ideally, I would like to go to yoga every day. But reallistically, since I'm taking a photo class that ends late on Wednesdays and requires a significant amount of homework, I'm aiming for Monday and Wednesday mornings, plus the Friday evening unwind class.
Also I want to get back into the habit of taking the stairs, not the elevator, and walking as much as possible (my trick for that was to make myself take errands just about every day - for example, instead of buying food for the week, just buy enough for 1 or 2 days, and then walk to the grocery store).
well, I run our small farm, that is about four hours of sweat breaking work a day, lots of heavy lifting. I was just thinking about milking my goats and cow by hand while I am full term lol
And I will be full term for hog processing not to mention all the lighter processings
I am trying to picture how I will do what I need to do safely with my big belly when the time comes
just this weekend before I knew I was pregnant we hauled and stacked two tons of hay, and I am due to do that again in three weeks hmmm hmmm hmmm
and my gardening and my orchards... hmmm hmmm hmmmmm
yeah I do not know how my work load will change hmmmmm
Not a runner, but I do have a physically taxing hobby, historical fencing (think three musketeers and knights with two-handed swords).
I haven't decided what I'm going to do about all of this yet which is silly because this is NOT an unplanned baby, we've been thinking about it for a year. I haven't been feeling really tired yet (though it's still early days for me) so I figure that I might as well keep going to class and doing what I do until such time as it starts to feel uncomfortable for me. Sometime in the next month or so I might stop full-speed sparring work but I don't really feel the need to yet.
fencing? wow! i wonder if your instructor has had any pregnant students before?
I've been trying to keep up the running a few days a week. But I've been feeling kinda wonky (weak or low blood sugar) so I had to stop and walk a few times. i think i need to concentrate on putting quality food in my body. kind of a good thing (but also a worrisome thing) is that my boobs are not so sore so they can handle the bounce :)
I know one other regular member was pregnant a few years ago but I signed up around the time she was 7ish months along and had already stopped coming for lessons (her husband is one of the instructors) but I'm reluctant to start asking about how long she kept it up when I am not yet telling people about me yet!
I exercise 3-4x a week and ran my last half marathon at the end of September. I am really into hot yoga these past few months so I have to figure out if that's still a go or not. It's not super-hot Bikram yoga, but 85-95 degrees Vinyasa. It is a very intense workout so I will definitely have to modify it if I continue to go. I went to a less intense, not hot class last night and it was fine but I didn't like it as much. I ran this weekend for about a half hour and have also been doing elliptical and stepper. Last pregnancy I stopped running at 16 weeks as it just felt uncomfortable and then I did the elliptical until about 20 weeks. After that I took long walks or hikes for fitness. I have a 28 month old so when I'm home with him, I am definitely moving : ) I plan to get a pregnancy yoga dvd as well to practice a few times a week at home. Sometimes it is hard for me to accept that my body may need the rest more than a workout. I am so used to going to the gym certain days/times, it's hard to break routine. But I know that I do need to listen to my body and do what feels right which may or may not be continuing with as strict/intense of a workout routine.
In my first pregnancy, I did spin class 3-4 times a week until about 30 weeks along with yoga and weight training a couple times a week. Around 30 weeks, I dropped spinning, just walked, did yoga and my weight training routine. It was awesome, and I stayed super strong and fit, and worked out the day before I gave birth. The problem? I kept myself on "maternity leave" from exercise for about, oh, 3.5 years after my kid was born. I walked/hiked, did some biking, snowshoeing, casual XC skiing, but only casually, not intentionally or regularly. I ate tons and drank lots of red wine and beer, gave myself treats a lot, and got pissed that I was not losing weight. Derp.
Now, TTC this baby, I got serious about spinning again about 6 months ago. I go to 3-4 classes a week, and do a light weight training workout at home 2-3 times a week. I do practice yoga at home, but don't go to a regular class. I'd like to keep all this up as long as possible! As my midwife said last time, I'm fine as long as I don't introduce something strenuous and new during pregnancy. As long as I've been doing it, keep doing it as long as it feels good. I plan to allow myself few excuses, motivated by the fact that I pay for spinning in advance and will be heading into the spring and summer when it's easy, free and fun to hike and exercise outdoors. I do get nervous about riding bikes once I get a big belly...so I'll probably not do a lot of biking this summer.