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I'm still going strong, with a few little breaks due to illness/injury. I've been running a few times a week, swimming a little, and going to yoga class at least once a week, sometimes twice. I do feel like I am starting to get weird looks at the gym - I look like I am about 5 months along.

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Me! I actually took about 4 weeks off from running because I was feeling so sick but I've been back at it for 2 weeks now.

I run 3 miles three times a week, do yoga twice and work out with a personal trainer once. And I plan to do this throughout the PG.

Back when I was PG with DD and DS, I just ran every other day. With her I ran until 7.5 months and then I had really bad sciatica so I switched to swimming.
With DS, I ran until I was 8 months and then I was too fat to do it anymore. I switched to swimming again and went 3 times a week.

With both kids I worked out until the Friday and then went into labour with them on the weekend.

You sound like you are doing great! Don't worry about the weird looks at the gym, it is actually very good for your baby to work out when you are PG (as long as you were active before the PG!).

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I guess you can't "still" be working out if you weren't before, huh? I've been walking and doing some occasional yoga or pilates. That's as close as I've gotten to working out since before my ds.

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My working out completely and totally went down the tubes when I started feeling sick!
I'm going to start again, this afternoon actually! I do something called Fit Yummy Mummy, and will be modifying the program as I get bigger. I was surprised to hear of folks still running, I cant imagine, I feel funny about jarring and jumping around. :/

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Hmm. I am still exercising, but it is so far from how active I was before I had my 2 yr old, that I hesitate to call it "working out". I go to a yoga class twice a week (sometimes 3 times, usually not) and walk 3 miles or so several times a week. I would like to do more, but I can't seem to manage to do it.

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Me too..though lightly because of dizziness. I'm actually taking several fitness and physical education classes at school this semester lol, ironically, the last time I took these type of classes at school I was pregnant with DS1.
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Between finals/sickness/holidays/visiting family....I haven't done anything except for walking to and from work and the bus stop (not more than 1/2 mile one way) I definitely notice that I'm getting more winded already just walking around and up and down the stairs at school. I plan on getting back on the exercise bike this week.

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I finally made it back to the gym today after not going for about 4 weeks. Between the holidays and the fatigue and getting sick it just hasn't been a priority. I was actually stressed out about trying running because it had been so long but I knew I'd be sad if I had to give it up already. I ended up doing not too badly at all, though I did have to knock my speed down even more. Normally I do 10:1's but today I switched to 5:1's and it suited me much better.

My biggest problem was trying to fit into my pre-pregnancy workout clothing. I had to ditch my running pants because they hurt my belly but I've got a pair of yoga pants that worked pretty well. My bra is just barely fitting around the band and my shirts are a joke! I wore just a cotton tank top but I'm going to look into getting some actual maternity workout tops. I'd much rather look pregnant than chubby and bulgy!

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I just started feeling well enough to work out again last week. I have a preggers workout buddy who is 7 weeks ahead of me, so we are keeping each other motivated. I mainly do tabout 2/3 miles on the elliptical b/c its a good cardio workout with low/no impact.

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I also stopped everything while I was feeling sick. I just started using the treadmill about 2 to 3 times a week again last week. I was practicing yoga regularly, I am going to start again probably next week, I have to be alone for that and I don't get much alone time these days. But you ladies are putting me to shame, I'm going to try harder!!!

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i'm so frustrated with this aspect! i was determined to continue running through this pg but i was hit with such nausea and exhaustion, not to mention 3 weeks of bleeding and cramping, that i stopped for 4 weeks. i did finally go on a 3 mile hike this weekend. i want to slowly build back up to gentle runs. with all the bleeding, i'm a little nervous though. i'm going to talk to the mw about this at my next appt.

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Before the pregnancy I had a strong Ashtanga Yoga practice 5 days a week. Since the nausea and fatigue- I am lucky to practice two or three times. I am finally feeling better- and about to kick my practice back into high gear. I probably only have about 10 more weeks of being able to practice the whole series before I have to step it back a bit.
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I turn on my wii and do ddr a few times a week on workout mode. It really does get the heart rate up. I can't wait until the weather gets nicer and I can take the girls too the park and walk around the track.

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I used to hard-core weight lift. I was going to compete in a competition and everything. I was hoping to get back into some lifting now that I am feeling less tired. Anyone lift weights?
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I used to hard-core weight lift. I was going to compete in a competition and everything. I was hoping to get back into some lifting now that I am feeling less tired. Anyone lift weights?
Not hardore but my trainer does have me lift weights, yes!

I did not run last night, too sick again since I forgot to take my meds the night before. Will do Power yoga today and run tomorrow. Trainer on Friday, run Saturday.

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My biggest problem was trying to fit into my pre-pregnancy workout clothing.
I had to buy a completely new workout wardrobe already! My MIL gave me a Target GC for Christmas, and I bought a couple of new sports bras, a couple of tank tops and a running skirt. Earlier in December I bought two new pairs of yoga pants, too.

I figured aside from the fact that my old clothes didn't fit, new workout clothes always motivate me to get to the gym.

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Definitely! I slowed down a LOT when I got super sick in the first trimester (not including the exercise classes I teach of course haha) but now I'm feeling a bit better so I can workout after work in the mornings (I'm an EARLY morning personal trainer)... it feels great! I trained a client who was preggo today, so much fun!

I totally attribute my exercise with my short labor last time and my quick recovery. It's sooooo worth it ladies!!
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Hi there!

before pregnancy I was sculling (rowing), road and mountain biking, playing tennis, and more.. at least 6 days a week - sometimes I'd do two activities a day! Alas... severe morning sickness and fatigue meant that from 6 weeks on I've done barely nothing. Last week I started to feel a little bit better and joined a gym. I am SO out of shape, already. It's a bit depressing, but I've completely changed the activities I'm doing as I stress fractured a rib rowing just before pregnancy and I'm run/walking and today hopped on the elliptical. I had an induction with a trainer who specializes in prenatal fitness and she helped me put together a basic weight training routine, which I really like already.

I'm hoping to exercise throughout as it's such an antidepressant for me and I'm much better to be around when I've moved But, boy, my resting heartbeat has increased exponentially and I feel really oafish!!

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I was running 1-2 miles 5 times a week until the serious nausea and vomiting hit. It's lasted 2 months, and this is the first week that I can finally get out of bed easily without running to the toilet and can stand to be in the kitchen. Lol. So, I'm finally starting to think about picking up my running again. I'll probably start with short runs and work up to 2 miles at a time slowly, since its been so long since I ran.

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I was attending a high intensity hoop dance class all through my first trimester, but I missed 3 different classes due to barfing and having no energy. The new class started last Thursday, and I didn't go. When I did go, I'd feel just amazing and felt much better.

I do need to do some sort of walking though since I didn't hoop much over the holidays.

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I will miss my run today after work after all because it is just too cold outside.

So I went to the gym at lunch and rowed, used the stepmill and the eliptical for 10 minutes each. Better than nothing I guess.

Pink, I LOVE my running skirt. But for when your belly gets really big, Mothers in Motion shorts or running tights are the best in my experience.

Personal trainer for 50 minutes tomorrow.

I am kind of shocked by how much I am pooching out though! I've only gained a pound but I am definitely showing and I'm only 13 weeks. Must be the third baby becasue I sure didn't show this early with my other two.

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Veganmama- ha, too cold to run for sure, here, it was hard for me to breathe just WALKING to my CAR at the library, let alone run! whew! Learning yo breathe through my nose when outside...
I got my cardio shoveling snow for the first time ever yesterday! WHEW that was hard work!
I felt SO GOOD after my workout on Tues I cant not do it today! I did weights/resistance training-- someone was asking about that. I'm oddly more comfy doing weights than doing cardio...

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Not really, but I am starting a yoga class at my college tonight, and it will last until the first of May

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I've been walking 4 miles a day (brisk walks) and then every other day I do a prenatal yoga DVD in addition to that. I do more exercise than my lazy non-pregnant DH!

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No workouts for me. I am embarrassed. I need to get out there and do gentle workouts (I had recently lost 40 pounds by working out very strenuously, so I have a chip on my shoulder about working out hard... and I miscarried with my last pregnancy because of that), but because of the miscarriage, I have been very hesitant. I just have to convince myself that gentle workouts are better for me than no workouts at all.

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Oh, I am so excited. I just started swimming again after a two-month hiatus due to m/s, fatigue, and asthma (that got worse with my pregnancy!). I love my dr. who got me back on track with my breathing. I just got back from an excellent swim. I think my bump is pretty cute in my swimsuit. And I am sure glad that I kept my maternity swimsuit from my first pregnancy (we kept hardly anything because we didn't think we'd have another one ).

I have to say I love being back in the pool and feeling like I can do things again.
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I'm having a hard time finding time. I'm still sleeping a lot (10 hrs a night) and while I'm not sick during the day anymore there always seems to be something.

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Oh, I am so excited. I just started swimming again after a two-month hiatus due to m/s, fatigue, and asthma (that got worse with my pregnancy!). I love my dr. who got me back on track with my breathing. I just got back from an excellent swim. I think my bump is pretty cute in my swimsuit. And I am sure glad that I kept my maternity swimsuit from my first pregnancy (we kept hardly anything because we didn't think we'd have another one ).

I have to say I love being back in the pool and feeling like I can do things again.
I loved swimming when I was PG with my older two as well. It is nice to feel less heavy and I found I didn't slow down as much as when I was on land. When I'd jog at 7 months everyone and their dog would pass me. In the pool, I was still usually the fastest (I was swimming at a large hotel pool, not at a "real" swimming pool becasue it was close to work).

It's jsut too time consuming for me right now. I'd have to get there and make sure my hair was blow dried after otherwsie I'd freeze to death on the way home!

With running I just come home, shower and let my hair air dry.

Sorry for everyone who is feeling too sick to workout. That was me on Tuesday night and for abot 4 weeks earlier in the PG.

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I've continued doing cardio and weight training on my arms once a week during my first trimester. I feel like I have to do the arm weights because my toddler is getting so heavy!

Because of holiday busy-ness I missed yoga class the last few weeks so I want to start up again today. I looked up "yoga contraindications pregnancy" on Google and found so many contraindicated poses! It's a bit frustrating because my gut tells me that I should still be able to do some of the most common poses without a problem until I get really big (like down-dog, child's pose, etc.). And some comments on the web from regular yoga practitioners indicated that if the mom is comfortable, experienced with yoga prior to pregnancy, and not pushing hard on her body, then the most common poses should be OK for now. I'm going to go to class today and carefully consider each pose before I do it.

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Pink, I LOVE my running skirt. But for when your belly gets really big, Mothers in Motion shorts or running tights are the best in my experience.
I'll have to look these up! I was shocked at how difficult is was to find workout gear that I really liked.

majorsky - my yoga instructor is pretty good about pointing out what poses are contraindicated during pregnancy and giving me alternatives. most of the things that she has mentioned are things that involve twisting, lying flat on your belly, flat on your back when you are larger, and inversions.

There was a woman in my class who had a baby in Nov, and she was definitely still doing (best she could) downward dogs and child's pose at the end. Then she went into labor, drove herself to the hospital, and had her baby an hour later! Talk about a strong mama! I can't imagine driving myself while that far along. Maybe the result of all of the yoga?

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