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March Exercise Accountability Thread

post #1 of 41
Thread Starter 

Keep up the good work everyone!

post #2 of 41
Thread Starter 

My goal for March is 990 min. 

post #3 of 41

I'm going to try to top 700 today as February comes to an end...so maybe I will make my March goal 700 too.  If I can keep up this fairly pain-free pattern then I think I can totally do it.  Plus, more working out equals more contractions with equals more hopeful progress towards a slightly earlier birth. lol.gif

post #4 of 41

I guess I can join here. 2 days ago I was reading how a walking routine can help with delivery and then now today I ended my physical therapy sessions but they gave me a 6 week free trial of their 24 hour gym so I have no excuse for not exercising now. I guess my goal is to just do something everyday. We have a treadmill at home and I am hoping to sell my big jogging stroller this weekend that no longer fits in my new car's trunk and get a smaller one and take DD for walks in town more often, and then the gym membership. Maybe I can just squirt this squirt out in about 10 minutes...lol.gif

post #5 of 41

Given my schedule this month, if I do 585 again I'll be satisfied.  But I would ideally like to do closer to 675.
 

post #6 of 41
Hi everyone, if I understand how this works, we are posting how many minutes of exercise we will complete each month?

If so, sign me up for 720 minutes (of swimming, swim aerobics, and swim "running") this month. I finished last month with only 60 minutes, all of it last night! I really missed my workouts but am focusing on them now as crunch time approaches and I pull back from work. I was doing 480 minutes in December before the holidays and work derailed my plans.

Good luck everyone!
MM
post #7 of 41
40 min to start of March. Got a nice country walk in as well as some light lifting. 40/700
post #8 of 41
40 more today...80/700
post #9 of 41

120 at the gym lastnite. I have to drive a little ways to get there and I know I won't get away from DD very often to go so I figured I better make the most of my time there.

 

120/....I guess my goal is 600 and to just be outside more as the weather warms up this month.

post #10 of 41
40/720 so far. I forgot the community center was closing early for a fundraiser. Hoping to get a full hour in today. I alternated between lap swimming (no stamina here :-) and water aerobics.
post #11 of 41
Only 45 minutes to add, I have been slacking!!! 125/700
post #12 of 41
I could only get ten minutes in the pool today, but I worked the heck out of those ten minutes. Going again tomorrow before heading on a short flight.

Stamina is already better, which seems kinda fast, so I suspect a lot of it was mental.

50/720
post #13 of 41

Hoping to go to the gym today if I can get through the snow!

post #14 of 41
Thread Starter 

I did not make it to yoga this week. Too tired. 

 

So a revised goal for March exercise (assuming I don't go to yoga) is 660 min.

 

So far I have completed 210 min. 

post #15 of 41
Meant to add 60 min last night. I haven't been getting in as many minutes over the last few days wth all the surprising conracting going on, but hopefully I can make up for it!

185/700
post #16 of 41

I'm only at 175/585, I think.  However, I finished a bunch of my school goals early!!  One thing explains the other.  lol.gif

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So anyway....this hugely pregnant girl is starting to have body image troubles (though I definitely believe it is worth it!!! It is just hard in these last weeks/months).

I am so thankful for my chiro and what I learned in previous pg's for keeping me mostly pain free this time so that I CAN work out. And I am glad I have kept it up. However, it is hard to not see any real benefit...I have gained just as much as I have with my others (just topped 40lbs, which actually puts me on track to gain MORE in the end!), I don't feel emotionally or physically "better" by working out (feel more accomplishd but that's it), and I know I have regained some long neglected muscle in my arms and thighs....BUT that is also where I put on the most weight and get the puffiest (face too) during pg, so I feel like I am probably BIGGER in those spots than I would be had I not been working out. (And I already have great labors so it is hard to consider the possibility of working out making labor "easier" or better, KWIM?)

So I guess since I feel defeated as far as the pg part goes, I am hoping for faster/easier weight loss AFTER baby. It is twice as hard for me now that my thyroid is in play, so it would be encouraging to have that to hope for!! I will be BF'ing obviously but as you all know I was nursing since DD1 was born and tandem or triandem nursing since DD2 was born and it didn't seem to have a huge effect on my weight loss (but neiher did DS stopping (b/c of my ectopic surgery greensad.gif ) before this pg....so I feel like I am not really one who loses weight or holds on to it for BF'ing...like I am somewhere in between...)
post #18 of 41
After travel and some family drama, I am up to 110/720 from dancing and walking.

1babysmom, sorry about the body issues. I tend to gain a lot of weight in pregnancy and I started this pregnancy at 190 pounds, 50 pounds heavier than I had ever been in the rest of my life and 70 pounds heavier than I was used to for most of my adult life (I gained the 50 pounds in the last two years...I suspect something metabolic/hormonal).

So I am close to 215/220 pounds now and I just learned to accept this change. It was so hard but I focused on how the pregnancy is feeling for me rather than the raw numbers of weight gain. That helped. Maybe it will help you?
post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

So anyway....this hugely pregnant girl is starting to have body image troubles (though I definitely believe it is worth it!!! It is just hard in these last weeks/months).

I am so thankful for my chiro and what I learned in previous pg's for keeping me mostly pain free this time so that I CAN work out. And I am glad I have kept it up. However, it is hard to not see any real benefit...I have gained just as much as I have with my others (just topped 40lbs, which actually puts me on track to gain MORE in the end!), I don't feel emotionally or physically "better" by working out (feel more accomplishd but that's it), and I know I have regained some long neglected muscle in my arms and thighs....BUT that is also where I put on the most weight and get the puffiest (face too) during pg, so I feel like I am probably BIGGER in those spots than I would be had I not been working out. (And I already have great labors so it is hard to consider the possibility of working out making labor "easier" or better, KWIM?)

So I guess since I feel defeated as far as the pg part goes, I am hoping for faster/easier weight loss AFTER baby. It is twice as hard for me now that my thyroid is in play, so it would be encouraging to have that to hope for!! I will be BF'ing obviously but as you all know I was nursing since DD1 was born and tandem or triandem nursing since DD2 was born and it didn't seem to have a huge effect on my weight loss (but neiher did DS stopping (b/c of my ectopic surgery greensad.gif ) before this pg....so I feel like I am not really one who loses weight or holds on to it for BF'ing...like I am somewhere in between...)


I am so sorry you are feeling defeated.  On the bright side, I think you are right that this has the potential to help you lose the weight faster on the other side, just because your metabolism is probably faster due to working out regularly.   I also am thinking about something you've been saying recently re: having more contractions/actual cramping earlier than usual.  I know you have prodromal for a long time before you give birth normally, and I know you always start to dilate early, but you've also mentioned there is something different about what you've been experiencing lately.  It seems totally plausible to me that working out might ramp up that process for you a little, so maybe you'll go a little earlier than usual and/or decrease your need for CO?  Totally anecdotal but the few women I know who have been really religious about working out during their pregnancies seem to go a little early (myself included, the last two times, although this time I feel so small I am wondering if my baby is going to need a slightly longer time to bake).

 

Anyway whatever happens I think there is probably no way that working out hasn't benefited you and the baby, even if you can't "see" how, but I can understand how it's hard to focus on that when regardless of the effort you put in your body is still changing in the ways it did without working out.   The body changes of late pregnancy in particularly can make us feel so vulnerable!  Sometimes I look at all the work I do (excellent diet, working out regularly) and, even though I am quite happy about where I'm at this time w/r/t weight gain and how I look (although I will never cease to be insecure about the way my face changes, every time!), I compare myself to some of my friends who have these gorgeous pregnancies and gain barely weight but never work out and eat ice cream literally every night and then I get annoyed that bodies are so idiosyncratic.  wink1.gif

post #20 of 41
adding 60 minutes today 180/600
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