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#1 of 12 Old 12-10-2007, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have so many good intentions about exercising (I did really great when pregnant with #1), but I'm having a terrible time doing it. Mornings is when DS *really* wants to nurse, so I don't get out then (plus, I've always been a terrible morning exerciser). Evenings after work is the only other time during the day I have with him, plus sometimes DH is out of town, so I don't get to exercise then. Then I put DS to be around 7:00 and eat dinner (sometimes before, sometimes after). Who wants to exercise on a full stomach? Plus, the sidewalks are icy and it's cold and dark out. Ugh.. this is terrible! Am I the only one who is having an awful time?

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Um, absolutely no exercise here. I took a prenatal water class w/ DD that was SO GREAT. I have no idea how I'm going to make that happen this time. Plus the 5 miles of walking per week that MW requires. I can't even make it to the end of the block in this weather. :

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none here, either ....
I'm calling today re: prenatal yoga, and water classes, to check the cost. Then, I'll have to get there .....

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Um, nope. Semester ends on Thursday and that's about all I'm worried about right now. Sucks b/c I was super active w/ Nora's pregnancy and felt great. Haven't been to a single yoga class or on a walk in about a month or so, and I feel lousy.

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I was taking a non pre-natal yoga class at my local community center before I found out I was pregnant. Last week was the first week (14 weeks) I wasn't able to participate fully. I have 2 weeks left before the end of the class. After this class, I think I'm going to sign up for a "revving" class (group bicycling) as I think I'll be able to do that throughout the 2nd trimester.

I know the only way I'll get consistent exercise is to schedule a class that I had to pay for! The comm. center has a kids' care center that dd (2 1/2) seems to like enough to be there for the duration of the class so that's working really well. We also joined the comm. center so we can go swimming as often as we'd like (been twice in the last week).

I've never been a great exerciser, pregnant or not, so this is actually kind of fun to get into a routine of sorts. Even if it's only once or twice/week!
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I have a gym membership, but it's one of those goofy limited ones where you can only go 4 days a week. Four *certain* days - M, W, F, Sun. So I typically do try to get to the gym most of those days to make the monthly expense worth it (hee, even if I do spend a bit of time peeing all by myself). Except when I'm exhausted (I refuse to drive when I'm tired - just not a good idea), the roads are incredibly dangerous, or hubby's out of town because the kids hate the kid room/daycare there. I usually end up going at 9pm after the kids are in bed, which is a little annoying. But whatever. I didn't go last night because I was really tired, and then ended up sewing pancakes until 2am. Gah. Darn insomnia.

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ended up sewing pancakes until 2am. Gah. Darn insomnia.
What??!! Okay, you gotta explain what you were sewing pancakes for! Sounds like something only my mom would do - i.e. making "play food" for dd's kitchen.
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What??!! Okay, you gotta explain what you were sewing pancakes for! Sounds like something only my mom would do - i.e. making "play food" for dd's kitchen.
Yeah, click my blog. Photos on there somewhere, but not of the pancakes. Yet.

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My kids aren't exactly toddlers anymore...but I only got into a good work out routine when I invested in a gym membership with a nice child watch area. And, it took time to get them comfortable. Now that they are comfortable I get to actually take some exercise classes.

Best wishes....maybe you could tour some local gyms.
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My kids aren't exactly toddlers anymore...but I only got into a good work out routine when I invested in a gym membership with a nice child watch area. And, it took time to get them comfortable. Now that they are comfortable I get to actually take some exercise classes.

Best wishes....maybe you could tour some local gyms.
I do the same....take my kids to the care center at the gym on Saturdays. The other 2-3 days that i work out I go later at night...around 8. I eat dinner after I work out...that works well too b/c I usually don't feel like eating much after working out.
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Ummm, sounds like I'm in the same boat as some of you... I was really very active with pg1, and just can't seem to find the time/motivation this time around. It's just too cold to take ds out for walks with me right now, so I have to figure out how to squeeze it in when dh is home. I'm hoping to do prenatal yoga again, too, but with the weather being so unpredictable I'm hesitant to sign up for a class when I may miss some if I can't get there...
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excercise..what's that?

I haven't excercised in weeks. I feel really crappy about it, but I have no motivation. I am hoping that I will be able to excercise more in the new semster. I have a 2 hr window between a couple of classes and our university has a couple gyms, so there really is no reason not to excercise. Unless of course, I used that rtime for studying, but we'll see. I really need to do something. I used to take ballet 3 days a week, and now that we live here it just isn't possible, but I miss it a lot.
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