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Exercise accountability?

post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Anyone interested in a weekly exercise thread for keeping up accountable? I recently lost 45 lbs, and while I know that of course I'm going to gain weight while pregnant, I'd also still like to remain active, because that's what my body is used to. Plus, I want to make my body strong for my HB. Anyone else want to join?

Sunday - nothing
Monday - 30 mins treadmill at 3.5 mph, incline 1-5 and 30 mins body sculpting class
Tuesday - 30 mins treadmill at 3.2-3.5 mph, incline 1-5.
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -
Saturday -
post #2 of 46
Me, though I'm mostly doing walking and yoga.

Tues: 30 min walk
Wed: 40 min walk
post #3 of 46
Thread Starter 
Hey, I'm so sore from yesterday's body scultping class, that I think I'm going to be sticking with walking from now on, too.
post #4 of 46
Me.

I'm mostly doing walking. I plan to start taking yoga too. I hadn't run for a long while when I started up running a couple months ago. Then, I was running before we were pregnant every day for a couple of weeks (that was a month ago), but then we went on vacation and I haven't run since. Just walked. Is it OK to start light running again? I've heard it both ways, that you can run as long as you were running before, and that you can run regardless.
post #5 of 46
I'm in! Over the last two months I had been doing great at exercising and watching what I eat. I lost 12 pounds in that time so I better maintain that lifestyle while pregnant with this one so it comes off easier afterwards.
post #6 of 46
I'm in! We're leaving on vacation tomorrow for 10 days, and I don't know how much I'll be able to exercise then (and probably won't be online at all) but once I get back I'd like to be as good as I can be about being in shape.
I exercised throughout my last pregnancy and felt like it really helped - with the pregnancy, the birth, and the PP recovery. This time I have a toddler, which makes it a bit more of a challenge to find the time, but I'd still like to work out as much as I can - running/biking these first few months, then maybe just long walks, yoga, swimming, or whatever I can squeeze in with DD.
post #7 of 46
I'm definitely in. Before finding myself knocked up, I lost 100lbs. Sadly, the scale has already begun creeping back up (9 wks) because the only foods I can eat without either feeling like crap or vomiting are carbs - pasta, breads, pretzels...we'll find out the damage at my first prenatal appt today.

But...in the meantime:

Sunday - went hiking/camping with dh - hike was 2.5 miles/about 1 hr including breaks
Monday - hiked around a river valley with a good friend, another 2.5 miles, same length of time.
Tuesday - walked about a mile, plan to walk a few more before the day is over.

I've been pretty good about getting to the gym, but it's closed this week for maintenance. There I run between 2 and 4 miles on the elliptical, and take aqua classes, as well as yoga and pilates occasionally. I also do the circuit machines for some toning/sculpting.

It's just so hard right now because I feel soooo crappy and tired, but I feel like if I take it too easy, I won't be able to get back into the swing of things once the icky part subsides.
post #8 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Degas View Post
Me.

I'm mostly doing walking. I plan to start taking yoga too. I hadn't run for a long while when I started up running a couple months ago. Then, I was running before we were pregnant every day for a couple of weeks (that was a month ago), but then we went on vacation and I haven't run since. Just walked. Is it OK to start light running again? I've heard it both ways, that you can run as long as you were running before, and that you can run regardless.
I've been told my a m/w that you can continue what you've been doing; you just shouldn't introduce intense new stuff.
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Originally Posted by jdubbelewe View Post
I'm definitely in. Before finding myself knocked up, I lost 100lbs. Sadly, the scale has already begun creeping back up (9 wks) because the only foods I can eat without either feeling like crap or vomiting are carbs - pasta, breads, pretzels...we'll find out the damage at my first prenatal appt today.

But...in the meantime:

Sunday - went hiking/camping with dh - hike was 2.5 miles/about 1 hr including breaks
Monday - hiked around a river valley with a good friend, another 2.5 miles, same length of time.
Tuesday - walked about a mile, plan to walk a few more before the day is over.

I've been pretty good about getting to the gym, but it's closed this week for maintenance. There I run between 2 and 4 miles on the elliptical, and take aqua classes, as well as yoga and pilates occasionally. I also do the circuit machines for some toning/sculpting.

It's just so hard right now because I feel soooo crappy and tired, but I feel like if I take it too easy, I won't be able to get back into the swing of things once the icky part subsides.
We're thinking along the same lines. I know that I feel really crappy now, but I don't want to get out of the habit, because it'll be harder to pick it back up when I do feel better, esp when my belly starts getting big.
post #9 of 46
I'm in! I bike to the gym and lift weights for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It's getting hard to convince myself that it's a good idea, though, what with the August heat and the queasies. But I've been at it for nine years now, so doubtful I'm going to let that stop me.
post #10 of 46
I am in. But, I am SOOOO tired I can barely do my house hold stuff let alone more excercise. I don't remember being this tired with my other pregnancies. YAWN!
post #11 of 46
I'm in!

DH and I just joined a gym a couple of months ago to get our flabby selves into shape, and I started taking a yoga class there. I am hooked! Unfortunately, the lady who teaches it is a teacher and has to go back to school in a week, so this week is the last week of the hour-long morning class. She's hoping that they can squeeze in an evening class, but it will only be 30 minutes long. :

In the meantime, I have my yoga and bellydance DVD's that I can do at home, so we'll see how motivated I am.
post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by Degas View Post
Is it OK to start light running again? I've heard it both ways, that you can run as long as you were running before, and that you can run regardless.
I ran during my last pregnancy up until it got cold and no longer felt comfortable (around 18 weeks), and plan to run for the first few months of this pregnancy, at least.
Everything I've ever seen (and my midwife) has said that running and other exercising is fine and healthy. Just, as a pp said, not to introduce something new and intense. So go ahead and keep running!
post #13 of 46
Thread Starter 
When should I start prenatal yoga? My gym's next class starts on Sept. 1, but I'll only be 10 weeks...is that too early for prenatal yoga?
post #14 of 46
Get ready for lots of walks!

Sun: Walked 45 mins
Mon: Walked 70 mins
Tues:
Weds:
Thurs:
Fri:
Sat:
post #15 of 46
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Originally Posted by katiedidbug View Post
When should I start prenatal yoga? My gym's next class starts on Sept. 1, but I'll only be 10 weeks...is that too early for prenatal yoga?
I'm no professional here, but I believe you can continue with normal yoga classes (but do inform your instructor that you are expecting so that he/she might modify positions for you) until around 3-4 months. I also think it depends on what YOU want, as the prenatal classes are probably a more gentle practice.

Not 100% sure, but I'm considering taking a class tonight so I'll ask.
post #16 of 46
I'm in!! DH and I joined a gym about a month ago and I'd like to keep it up! We will be out of town starting tomorrow for about 10 days, but as soon as we get back I'll be reporting on here. I found a machine at the gym that I love - its a type of elyptical and I can really monitor my heartrate (I hear not to let it go over 140 when pregnant) and I enjoy doing it! I usually stop when I start feeling cramps or too tired.

Michelle
post #17 of 46
I was doing Yoga too and I wondered about it. It was actually power yoga and I think I'm done with that for now. I'd like to eventually join a prenatal yoga class!
post #18 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdubbelewe View Post
I'm no professional here, but I believe you can continue with normal yoga classes (but do inform your instructor that you are expecting so that he/she might modify positions for you) until around 3-4 months. I also think it depends on what YOU want, as the prenatal classes are probably a more gentle practice.

Not 100% sure, but I'm considering taking a class tonight so I'll ask.
Well, I've actually never taken a yoga class before. The prenatal yoga one would be my first.
post #19 of 46
10 wks. isn't too early for prenatal yoga, but don't be surprised if you're the "least pg" mama there, since most women wait until 2nd trimester to start; if you start now, you run the slight risk of feeling like your pg drags interminably, lol. Kind of like breaking out the maternity clothes at 8 wks., you know? You could definitely do a regular yoga class for several more months yet without having to modify much if anything at all. On the other hand, I met one of my best gfs taking a prenatal yoga class, so if you start now, all the more time to hang out and get to know people.

Guin
post #20 of 46
I found these free videos online. They're nice for figuring out if you want to do it or not. They'd also be helpful for people who don't want to start a prenatal yoga class too early. I think they're applicable to all stages of pregnancy.

http://www.prenatalyogacenter.com/cmps_index.php?page=free-yoga-videos

I used this one before I was pg

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...36076291757842

Most of it's do-able, there's one or two flat on the stomach poses that aren't comfortable for me anymore. This one has some great back exercises.
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