Keeping in mind that each of us should check with our midwife/ob to determine how much exercise is appropriate, I'd like to start an fitness thread for anyone to needs some encouragement to keep moving! Wanna join?
Here's a little about my pregnancy fitness goals:
DH recently started trail hiking at some of the parks around our home. We've been going 3-4 times and week and will continue to do so through the summer. This fall, we will probably start prenatal yoga and will start walking more flat surfaces as my center of gravity changes
I am not concerned about how much weight I gain during pregnancy, but will follow the Brewer diet to make sure Baby is getting everything (s)he needs. I'd love to be one of those super cute preggo ladies who only gains weight in her belly, but only if it comes naturally.
My goals are to continue running 3+ days/week and do some other cardio/weights on the other days. I'll enjoy the support from this thread!
With ds1 I gained 10 pounds & with ds2 I didn't gain anything, which meant I weighed less than when I started with both of them. Sadly I've put that weight back on, but hopefully moving a bit more this time around will get rid of it. So long as baby is growing well, I don't need to try to put on weight (plus-size mama).
mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
I teach Pilates about 8hrs/wk, and I am pretty active while doing so. In addition I work out on my own for about an hour each week.
I am also a professional dancer and I have performances scheduled for the beginning of September and the end of November. I rehearse three days a week for about 4 or 5 hours. I was able to perform until 6.5mo during my last pregnancy, and I am praying I will be able to do the same this time!
Homeschooling catholic vegan Mama to my boys Simon (7), Keegan (5), Ezra (3) and Baylen (born 11/11/14)
I gained about 45 pounds in my last pregnancy (which was only 30 weeks), but I blame that on the 10 weeks of crazy strict hospital bedrest and the hospital food. Who would've thought a hospital would serve so many fried things?
Wife to an amazing man , mommy to 3 wild dudes: ds1 (5/23/05 @ 30 weeks), ds2 (3/5/09) , and ds3 (9/26/10) . Part time librarian, full time mommy, occasional chef and maid.