I had lost a bunch of weight and was doing Zumba like 3 times a week up until about 18 months ago. I had lost a bunch of weight and felt fit and fantastic and thought - "when I get pregnant again I am gonna ROCK this pregnancy"....then my zumba instructor stopped teaching....and I fell off the exercise wagon big time.....:( So, I was heavier than I wanted to be when I got pregnant and was pretty much a slug. And now I am at 14 weeks and really want to do something to feel fit this pregnancy. This is #4 and honestly I was not in shape with the other 3. I bought a "Fit Pregnancy" dvd but it is just sitting there, really hoping to try it out tonight....and I was going to try to find some prenatal yoga stuff on Netflix....What is everyone else doing? Any advice or recommendations? Thanks!!!
Who is exercising? What are you doing?
I plan on joining the pool this summer and swimming lots.
I pretty much become a slug in the winter time, it's too cold for me to enjoy doing much outside. I just started to try doing some "laps" around the hallways at work at lunchtime (I work in a pretty large building) just to do *something*.
I also posted somewhere around here a free prenatal yoga video I found on You Tube that I really, really like. I've been doing that quite regularly.
Coincidentally, they just started a "winter fitness challenge" here at work to earn points in our wellness program, so that's been keeping me motivated. You're supposed to do 125 minutes of exercise of your choice every week for 8 weeks to earn the points. Once it gets warm out again, I have a friend here at work that I go walking with on our lunch hours and we walk pretty fast! We do have a small gym here at work too, I should visit it again. It sucks that is doesn't have treadmills, only ellipticals and bikes (along with weight machines), which always makes my knee hurt no matter where I put the seat. And I feel like a damn fool on an elliptical.
I had it on the to do list several times this week, but still did not get to it....I live in New England and we have a blizzard starting right now, so I am guessing our power will be out by the end of today....and ours usually goes out for days and days and days :( but I am hoping as soon as power is restored, to really make it a priority!! Fingers crossed!!!!!
I've started trying to do a prenatal exercise DVD in the evenings after DS is asleep 3 days a week (did last 2 weeks). In the past I got a decent amount of exercise walking the dog with DS on my back going up and down hills, but during the week after work when it's cold and dark the dog doesn't really want to go, and it just postpones DS's bedtime too much, so I only get the nice walks in on the weekends. I also want to try to add running back in now that I am working from home more, but still trying to figure out how to fit it into my work schedule. I was running a bit very early on in the pregnancy, even did a 5k race pushing DS in his jogging stroller, but then it got quite cold and icy here for a while so I stopped.
Good idea to have this thread here as a gentle reminder!
I've been doing about 30min aerobics (bike, walking, elliptical) 5 times a week when I'm not subbing, which I have been recently - seems that I either have the energy to work, or the energy to work out, but I can't do both! 3 days a week I am doing a weights routine as well. I am planning on taking a yoga class 2 days a week coming up here soon, and once I start to feel the weight of gravity a bit more, I'm going to begin taking a water aerobics class. I watch all the retirees taking it at the athletic club all the time - I think it will be great fun to rub elbows with the 80 year-olds when I am visibly pregnant. They're just smitten over the idea of new babies!
How is everyone doing now? Hopefully exercise is going a bit better in the 2nd trimester.
It took me a while to figure it out, but I just recently shuffled my schedule around because evening workouts weren't working for me, and trying to sneak out for a run past the toddler (with babysitter) was too challenging on my work from home days.
So now I am going for a 3- mile lunchtime run on the days I work in our office, and trying to do my prenatal workout DVDs on the days I work from home. I find I have much more energy in the afternoons after I get some good exercise in.
Trying to get some extra stretching in at night, and on weekends I often go for walks with a 2.5-year old on my back (although the last couple of weekends I had him on my shoulders because he really wanted it but I was not at all comfortable).
I fell off the wagon big time after I was under the weather for a week. I don't seem to have that second-trimester energy bounce either. I'm hoping once spring *finally* comes, I'll be better at it. A friend and I go for a long walk at lunchtime at work when it's nice, so that will be a huge help. Spring just needs to #(%$*ing come...
Otherwise, this whole job thing is really getting in the way of my health. *haha* I'd love to do yoga at at say, 10 AM rather than trying to find the energy to do it after DS goes to bed at 8 PM. It just ain't happening...
I'm planning to force my exhausted self to get in a walk this afternoon, too. I'm sooo tired though.