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post #21 of 46
As a side note, my cousin, who is a CNM, said that most of the births she attends where the women did prenatal yoga go much smoother.
post #22 of 46
The biggest thing about doing regular yoga when pregnant is to ease up on twisting postures and don't do inversions due to the gravity pulling on your uterus. You shouldn't do inversion while having your cycle, either, but we don't have to worry about that anymore, do we?

Any yoga instructor worth anything will give you modifications for pregnancy. There are some things that I could probably still be doing, but why risk it? I've worked too hard for this baby to jeopardize anything!
post #23 of 46
I'm planning to do my prenatal yoga DVD later, but I'm tired now from pushing DD around the library!
post #24 of 46
Hi all,
I had just started running again at the beginning of July so I have eased up on how hard I had been training since finding out I was pregnant. I plan to continue to mix jogging and walking three days a week and then do Total Body Works three days a week. It has been a little hard to get myself going running in the morning because I go right after I wake up but I have been drinking more water before I go and I feel energetic when I come back.
This week
Sunday Ran walked for 30 minutes
Monday Off
Tuesday Ran walked for 30 minutes
Wednesday Off
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
post #25 of 46
Oh man, do I ever need to join this thread. I am L-A-Z-Y ! It's crazy hot here in Phoenix so I can't barely make it to the mailbox without getting heat stroke. I tried to start doing yoga again a few months ago-- but my dd thinks I am a jungle gym when I do that so that lasted about 2 days. I guess I will continue being a lazy bum until it cools off a little, then I will start walking.

I completely admire you ladies who are so active- especially the ones who have young children at home. That alone is enough to tire me out!
post #26 of 46
I'm signed up for a 14K run in early September, but have really been slacking on my longer runs lately. I need to keep up the training in case some pregnancy tiredness starts in a couple of weeks... With my last pregnancy, after a good workout was the only time that I had a real appetite in my first trimester. So the need to eat was my exercise accountability...

For now:
Monday: 35 min run (pushing stroller)
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 30 min run (pushing stroller)
Thursday: off
Friday: 30 min run (arrgh! I slept in but I wanted to go for a longer run because I ran by myself!)
Saturday: off
Sunday: 30 min run (hills!)
post #27 of 46
Today I went to my last yoga class at my gym. The instructor is a teacher and starts inservice next week, so they're trying to work in an evening class. I really, really hope they do, because this is the only form of workout that I've really taken to and love doing!
post #28 of 46

Week of July 11th

Monday: Lots of biking towing the trailer
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: Run 40 min
Thursday: off
Friday: Run 35 min
Saturday: Run 50 min, (then good walk back to the car, since I suck at directions on the trail...)
Short hike and lake swim!
Sunday: 3 hours (!) of shoveling dirt, pushing a wheelbarrow and raking, a short bike ride and a walk around the park with my daughter. I'm ready for bed now...
post #29 of 46
Its so exciting to see so many active mamas here!! I love to work out in my living room to the dvr or video on demand. I do everything from pilates to weight training and I plan to keep up with is this pregnancy. Last one I kickboxed till 12 weeks and then my abs felt like they were ripping apart so I stopped working out completely. Boy was that a mistake!!!

I'm going to start recording my minutes tomorrow!!
post #30 of 46
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I was REALLY lazy this week. I just felt so crappy all the time.
post #31 of 46
Maybe this will motivate me to actually get off my lazy butt and DO something. :x I've only got 100 million exercise videos, etc. It's not like I even have to leave the HOUSE...

Okay so I'm in... really... I am!
post #32 of 46
I'm glad to see this thread. It will motivate me to stay active. I practice yoga, but I think I'm going to start going to the prenatal class in a few weeks. I will start logging my walking times tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration mamas!
post #33 of 46
Well, I'm in the Army, so I've been put on the physical training program for pregnant soldiers. So I work out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Wednesday we have classes) and take my son swimming on Saturday.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by 2lilsweetfoxes View Post
Well, I'm in the Army, so I've been put on the physical training program for pregnant soldiers. So I work out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (Wednesday we have classes) and take my son swimming on Saturday.
Hm, yeahhh... I think you're pretty covered on the exercise front!
post #35 of 46
I did 15 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I was feeling tired after the first minute but pushed through it and surprised myself!
post #36 of 46
2lilsweetfoxes, would you be willing to share a bit of what your workouts are like? I am just curious and I want to keep as much intensity in my workouts as I safely can throughout this pregnancy.

Thanks!
post #37 of 46
Oh....I am in. I danced on Sat for 2 hours (tap and contemp lyrical classes.)
Sun: nothing really
Mon:
Tues
Wed
THurs
Fri
post #38 of 46
hi gals! I am in. I left hot yoga when we started TTC, and that was 2 months ago, and I have packed on a couple pounds and lost muscle tone.\

I am going to the gym tomorrow. I'll report back. Good job everyone, this is really helpful to read!
post #39 of 46
Does anyone know what the max hr % is when you are pregnant?

I found out I was pregnant this week. I modified my intensity of exercise a bit.

Mon - 30 min stationary bike interval training max hr 174 (85%)
Tues - 30 min stationary bike interval training max hr 172 (85%)
Wed - 30 min stationary bike interval training max hr 176 (85%)
Thurs - 30 min stationary bike. steady max he 160 (80%)
Fri - 30 minute swim. (swim a lap rest 60 sec, swim a lap) (unknown.)

I am very overweight (255), but have always been interested in fitness. Off and on i have been in great shape, while still heavy, but this is very heavy for me and for the last six months I have been working lots to get overtime to have $$ to make the move to Erie and now that I am here, I am exercising again and BAM! I'm pregnant. After five years of not getting in the pool, my body was craving swimming laps again and it's definitely going to take some time before I am swimming actual drills rather than trying to catch my breath!
post #40 of 46
I am joining. I have been lazy every since DS was born going back and forth with getting back into excersing, it is sad I am looking to start when I am pregnant. But I want to be in shape for my HB like last time. I am up for nearly any excersice, I do have a beginners pregnancy polaties(sp?) DVD somewhere, well be doing walking and jogging for now, and what every else comes to mind.
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