Hi everyone, looking for some thoughts/advice; sorry for the long winded post but i felt i needed to include it all
i have always been a pretty fit/active person (sure i need to lose some weight.... about 20 lbs
i played sports growing up, and soccer and baseball as an adult, and have practiced yoga for many years as well as had a gym membership up until 5-6 yrs ago when i got really regularly into my yoga practice. I practiced hot yoga for 1.5 yrs and then became pregnant and switched to regular yoga, prenatal as well throughout my pregnancy.
after DD was born in April 2010- i started getting back to hot yoga when she was around 10 months. i LOVE it
when becoming pregnant for the second time last fall- i continued my hot yoga practice after researching that as long as the room was maintained at its proper temp and drinking extra fluids/etc that you are fine to practice throughout
(i dont want to debate that topic here) i have seen other pregnant women practice at my studio and one of my teachers practiced up until she practically gave birth.
i went 2-3 x a week, and then became pretty nauseous around week 7-8 so went approx. 1-2x. i had an ultrasound at 7 weeks and showed baby healthy and fine.
at 11.5 weeks i started to spot. i saw my midwife who sent my for u/s and sadly, the babe had stopped growing around 8.3 weeks. needless to say we were devastated.
i took some time off from hot yoga because i ended up being very sick and heavy bleeding with two trips to emerg. since i was gone for 5 weeks i ended up cancelling my membership (hot yoga ain't cheap!)
i had one healthy cycle dec 14, and we began trying again, and TADAA!! am pregnant! had three faint positives and 8 days late for period. seeing midwife next week for u/s
so the whole point of all of this was to ask/ponder/seek advice as i gained about 10 lbs not being at yoga and comforting myself with chips and ice cream (im ashamed. yes. hehe)
i am very much missing my yoga and ME time of working out. i am an active mama and we walk a lot, and XC ski. but i need something more regular for me, to feel good, not only physically but mentally.
i am apprehensive to go back to hot yoga right now since i have been away from it for over 2 months now. i am looking to join a local gym, as its cheap, (but insanely busy i hear.. oh well) and they have yoga classes with amazing yoga teachers whom ive taken classes with before, and a variety of other classes as well.
just wondering, if joining a gym/starting to get back to regular fitness routine is something i should be ok to start doing now, i want to be fit and healthier than my first preg where i gained 50 lbs. but im apprehensive because im nervous i will miscarry again i dont plan on doing anything hardcore, just some cardio, and maybe some easy aerobic classes and yoga 2-3 x week
im going back to work full time days until my mat leave from my current part time eve and weekend position. i have a VERY high stress job (child protection worker) and know ill need to commit to some ME time and keep fit. .
we have went skiing (XC) a bit this winter, (i must've been 2 weeks preg) and i try to walk during the day but it doesnt happen a lot.
i had reassurance from my specialist today whom i see regarding autoimmune issues i have and antibodies that can cause fetal heart block. im not considered high risk or diagnosed in any form, its all precautionary bc they know its there.. i get joint pain and that is about it. i should've asked him this very question but alas i forget as i was focusing on other issues.
THANK YOU AND WOW SO SO SORRY FOR THIS LONG WINDED POST.... thanks for reading and replying..
mama to two teens and two tots madly in love with DP
thanks for your reply!! good suggestions as well. i think i may join a gym that close by and works out to be roughly $15 a month plus 30$ start up fee. seems a great price and i can get back to yoga there without paying sky high prices at hot yoga!
thanks! i spoke with my midwife as well. i just have to do something im usually a very active and fit person, im gaining weight like mad and most importantly dont feel my best physically. going to go monday to sign up!
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