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post #161 of 173
^That totally counts. Any activity counts right now, especially as tired as we get.
post #162 of 173
Hi ladies.

This is a great thread. I have always tried to eat healthy and stay in shape so I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Even tho I'm "advanced maternal age" (36) and ttc'd for 17 months, my dr said to go ahead and work out like usual. I asked him if it's ok for me to "push myself" and he said yes... so I'm going to spin class today - I have found this to be an intense workout that I usually do once or twice a week. It's really fun!

It helps, though, that I have no m/s and don't really feel that tired or "pregnant" at all. I have had a cold for 1.5 weeks though so I will take it easy if I start to get too huffy. (I'm bringing my kleenex!)

Tara - you rock woman! I would say if you teach classes, you've worked out... especially if you're tired, you probably don't need to do more on top of that! Up until about 1 month ago I had a pregnant spin teacher. She was probably 7 months when she stopped teaching. But even before that, she drank A LOT during class and wore a heartbeat monitor and stopped when her heartbeat got too fast... I may get one later too... but for now I think I'm ok.
post #163 of 173
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Originally Posted by jencat View Post
Hi ladies.

This is a great thread. I have always tried to eat healthy and stay in shape so I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Even tho I'm "advanced maternal age" (36) and ttc'd for 17 months, my dr said to go ahead and work out like usual. I asked him if it's ok for me to "push myself" and he said yes... so I'm going to spin class today - I have found this to be an intense workout that I usually do once or twice a week. It's really fun!

It helps, though, that I have no m/s and don't really feel that tired or "pregnant" at all. I have had a cold for 1.5 weeks though so I will take it easy if I start to get too huffy. (I'm bringing my kleenex!)

Tara - you rock woman! I would say if you teach classes, you've worked out... especially if you're tired, you probably don't need to do more on top of that! Up until about 1 month ago I had a pregnant spin teacher. She was probably 7 months when she stopped teaching. But even before that, she drank A LOT during class and wore a heartbeat monitor and stopped when her heartbeat got too fast... I may get one later too... but for now I think I'm ok.
I use a heart monitor as well. I love it. It's nice because I'm not always aware of how high my heartrate is since I'm used to just going hard until I can't go anymore. This gives me warning that I'm at my limit and should slow down before I ever feel like I've overdone it. I'm sure I'll be a much better instructor again once I get out of the 1st tri and feel better.
post #164 of 173
I haven't done much exercise-exercise in the last week, but I've been moving.. and moving out of a building on the third floor, and that is 70 regular steps from the elevator (not sure what it is in actual footage). Needless to say, I'm pooped and I'm for SURE counting it as exercise!! lol I'm actually seeing a difference in my hips/butt area, but the belly is a bit bigger.
post #165 of 173
Well, I managed to get the to gym and walk on the treadmill today. I only walked for about 35 mintues though because of this nausea (is it werd to be afraid to say M/S? LOL)

Anyway, DH and I went for a walk with the dog yesterday too, so my week is off to a decent start. Hopefully I can keep it up.
post #166 of 173
I'm having a hard time with exercise. I get really crampy after about 20 minutes and I'm not doing anything but walking briskly. So, to try to get a little something in, I've been walking with DS to pick DD up from school. He wants to RUN the whole way! Luckily his legs are short and that translates to walking a little fast for me. It's not far at all but it's something and it's only about 7 minutes each way.

I'm hoping that whatever is making me cramp goes away. I don't like not working out since I know it's important for the birth to be in good shape.

Anyone else having this?
post #167 of 173
^I think you're doing exactly what you need to be doing...taking it slower and listening to your body. Remember that the most happens in the 1st tri and your body is being taken over! Do the best you can and take it one day at a time. Every day will be different.

AAM: I taught a lower body weight training class this morning and then a total body weight training class over lunch. I have another total body class this evening and I'm exhausted and feeling terrible. I just want to veg all the time. It's so strange to feel like this. It's so new to me. I'm normally so energetic and rarely sick that this is pretty frusterating. It's making me feel gulity since I know I'm not as good of an instructor when I feel like this and I can't even explain to my students since we aren't ready to tell them I'm pg yet! Ugh. Sorry. Rant over. Thanks for listening.
post #168 of 173
I have been really sick for the last two weeks so I haven't been doing anything but laying in bed. Dr's orders. But I am finally feeling better so I went out for a 4 mile run today and it felt great!!! I am so happy to be up and moving again
post #169 of 173
LoL I was dancing to Billy Idol with DS and Im pooped haha
post #170 of 173
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I have been really sick for the last two weeks so I haven't been doing anything but laying in bed. Dr's orders. But I am finally feeling better so I went out for a 4 mile run today and it felt great!!! I am so happy to be up and moving again
Glad to hear you're good after a break. This is my first time on this board, I got my due date adjusted today and am not as far along as I thought (by a month!). I am a regular runner but have not run for two weeks due to nausea and fatigue--was going to try tonight, worried about how it would go after the break--thanks for the inspiration!
post #171 of 173
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Woo hoo! I went to the gym today after work!

I managed to walk/run on the treadmill for about 30 min, mostly walking. I got an awful side stitch, and unlike during my pre-pregnancy days, I wasn't able to just run through it. It hurt SO MUCH! Gah! Anyway, then I did a few minutes on the stairmaster. Not a bad workout considering how inactive I've been for the last week and a half!
post #172 of 173
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Woo hoo! I went to the gym today after work!

I managed to walk/run on the treadmill for about 30 min, mostly walking. I got an awful side stitch, and unlike during my pre-pregnancy days, I wasn't able to just run through it. It hurt SO MUCH! Gah! Anyway, then I did a few minutes on the stairmaster. Not a bad workout considering how inactive I've been for the last week and a half!
Good deal! Good for you! It's normal to not be able to go as hard anymore. You don't have enough oxygen moving through your body because it's all being stolen! That lack of oxygen causes it to become anaerobic activity (=w/o oxygen) and that causes a buildup of lactic acid which is what you feel in that burn or stitch in your side. Try breathing only through your mouth since you can get more oxygen through the mouth than the nose and keep the breaths big and slow down when you feel the cramp coming on.

I taught a circuit class this morning which is great because I don't have to participate, just keep track of time and walk around to fix form and remind students when and how to breath. Tonight I taught a step class and felt pretty good until about halfway through and it was downhill from there. Oh well. I'm getting pretty used to that feeling. Tomorrow's a busy day with 4 classes so I'm thankful for an easier day today.
post #173 of 173
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Originally Posted by TaraRae82 View Post
Good deal! Good for you! It's normal to not be able to go as hard anymore. You don't have enough oxygen moving through your body because it's all being stolen! That lack of oxygen causes it to become anaerobic activity (=w/o oxygen) and that causes a buildup of lactic acid which is what you feel in that burn or stitch in your side. Try breathing only through your mouth since you can get more oxygen through the mouth than the nose and keep the breaths big and slow down when you feel the cramp coming on.
That's actually really interesting and good to know! I've always been prone to getting a side stitch on my left side, but when it hit this time I was just in so much pain, I actually stopped the treadmill for a minute and stretched it out. There was very little I could do - so I did the breathing through the mouth thing and felt like a wuss until I could walk briskly again.

It's a lot harder to run b/c I do feel like I'm out of breath and panting a lot more. So I'm switching to brisk walking more and more. I still feel like I'm working out, but I'm not so beat afterwards or during. My goal from here on out is to do 30 min 3 times a week, instead of focusing on miles/calories burned the way I used to. Set my sights low, so to speak.
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