Anyone still doing their normal gym routine of classes like Kickoboxing or Step? Those are both higher cardio which I know pregnant women aren't supposed to get their heart rate above *** number and all....but I figure that if they do 10 reps of a move maybe (since I'll be more out of breathe anyway....having my blood supply increases and being more tired from the physical demands of making a human) I can just do whatever I can do that day....like maybe 5 reps. Maybe even take a break in between one rep that they all do.
It makes me sad to think that at some point I'll have to stop going to Kickbox class because I love it so much and it's so inspiring to me to stay physically active and fit but I HAVE to keep exercising this pregnancy (baby #2) because I tend to gain more lbs than I should during the first trimester (16 lbs last pregnancy) and I want to break that habit and do the opposite this time. I gained 64 lbs last time around and I really want to only gain around 40 or so because it's taking me a year and a half to lose it and I don't want to do that again!
Any advice, suggestions, tips, experiences?
Oh and don't worry....I'm planning to discuss it all with my OB and get her approval before doing Kickboxing or any other exercise routine.