Hi everyone, looking for some thoughts/advice; sorry for the long winded post but i felt i needed to include it all
i have always been a pretty fit/active person (sure i need to lose some weight.... about 20 lbs
i played sports growing up, and soccer and baseball as an adult, and have practiced yoga for many years as well as had a gym membership up until 5-6 yrs ago when i got really regularly into my yoga practice. I practiced hot yoga for 1.5 yrs and then became pregnant and switched to regular yoga, prenatal as well throughout my pregnancy.
after DD was born in April 2010- i started getting back to hot yoga when she was around 10 months. i LOVE it
when becoming pregnant for the second time last fall- i continued my hot yoga practice after researching that as long as the room was maintained at its proper temp and drinking extra fluids/etc that you are fine to practice throughout
(i dont want to debate that topic here) i have seen other pregnant women practice at my studio and one of my teachers practiced up until she practically gave birth.
i went 2-3 x a week, and then became pretty nauseous around week 7-8 so went approx. 1-2x. i had an ultrasound at 7 weeks and showed baby healthy and fine.
at 11.5 weeks i started to spot. i saw my midwife who sent my for u/s and sadly, the babe had stopped growing around 8.3 weeks. needless to say we were devastated.
i took some time off from hot yoga because i ended up being very sick and heavy bleeding with two trips to emerg. since i was gone for 5 weeks i ended up cancelling my membership (hot yoga ain't cheap!)
i had one healthy cycle dec 14, and we began trying again, and TADAA!! am pregnant! had three faint positives and 8 days late for period. seeing midwife next week for u/s
so the whole point of all of this was to ask/ponder/seek advice as i gained about 10 lbs not being at yoga and comforting myself with chips and ice cream (im ashamed. yes. hehe)
i am very much missing my yoga and ME time of working out. i am an active mama and we walk a lot, and XC ski. but i need something more regular for me, to feel good, not only physically but mentally.
i am apprehensive to go back to hot yoga right now since i have been away from it for over 2 months now. i am looking to join a local gym, as its cheap, (but insanely busy i hear.. oh well) and they have yoga classes with amazing yoga teachers whom ive taken classes with before, and a variety of other classes as well.
just wondering, if joining a gym/starting to get back to regular fitness routine is something i should be ok to start doing now, i want to be fit and healthier than my first preg where i gained 50 lbs. but im apprehensive because im nervous i will miscarry again i dont plan on doing anything hardcore, just some cardio, and maybe some easy aerobic classes and yoga 2-3 x week
im going back to work full time days until my mat leave from my current part time eve and weekend position. i have a VERY high stress job (child protection worker) and know ill need to commit to some ME time and keep fit. .
we have went skiing (XC) a bit this winter, (i must've been 2 weeks preg) and i try to walk during the day but it doesnt happen a lot.
i had reassurance from my specialist today whom i see regarding autoimmune issues i have and antibodies that can cause fetal heart block. im not considered high risk or diagnosed in any form, its all precautionary bc they know its there.. i get joint pain and that is about it. i should've asked him this very question but alas i forget as i was focusing on other issues.
THANK YOU AND WOW SO SO SORRY FOR THIS LONG WINDED POST.... thanks for reading and replying..