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So I saw a few people who were trying to work out this pregnancy. I tried with my last pregnancy, but quit around 10 weeks when I lost all motivation. I had a job though at a hospital where I served the entire building (IT work) and walked all day long. So I think I stayed active enough. This time I'm a SAHM, and have been working out 3-4 times a week with DH after the kids go to bed. I would like to keep this up, and I need others to help me stay with it.<br><br>
We currently rotate between three Jillian Michaels' DVDs. I think I saw two others here doing Jillian's... AdalynsMama and pycelan (spelling?)? We do 30 Day Shred, No More Trouble Zones, and I do the new Yoga Meltdown. We did Shred last night... With all the bloating, the cardio felt terrible, so I may need to modify that soon.<br><br>
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Are those safe to do if you're just starting them while pregnant?
 

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Theey are all pretty intense workouts, so if you're not currently working out, I don't think now would be the time to start them. I purposely started them months ago so I'd already be into working out when I was pregnant. I would maybe recommend a prenatal DVD. Jillian is one tough woman, and isn't gentle (although she'd be great to lose pregnancy weight after baby!).<br><br>
If you do currently work out, maybe you could try out one of them and see. Netflix has all of hers. I tried before buying. Very nice!
 

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I was working out regularly before I got pregnant and m/c last cycle before this pregnancy. I'm exercising but not doing the hard core stuff I was before so it might be too much. I asked my midwife what was too much and she said anything that makes you out of breath is taking oxygen away from the baby. It sounds like I would be out of breath with those DVDs!
 

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The yogal meltdown may be an option for you. It's not gentle yoga, but I don't get out of breath. It gets your heartrate up but not so much that you'd need to stop. Plus I think most of it could be done most of the pregnancy without having to modify.
 

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We ride bikes regularly (every evening, unless it's raining). I was doing the Wii Fit and My Fitness Trainer (I think thats what it's called) on Wii off and on before I got pregnant. I think I could start that back up again, along with the bike riding, and be fine. So thats my plan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Butterfly1001...YEP! I LOVE the idea of an exercise support thread!<br><br>
I have been working out regularly since January...and have lost about 18 pounds since then. I am in a family running club. We all run together on Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. I go to a fitness club at the school I work at (led by a PE coach) on Monday afternoons. I do Jillian workouts on Tuesday and Thursday. And I go to the gym on Sundays. This is what I HAVE been doing...and I am going to try and keep up the routine as much as possible.<br>
I have 3 Jillian DVD's...30 Day Shred, Boost Metabolism and No More Trouble Zones. I think the No More Trouble Zones will be the best for pregnancy although I am sure I will have to modify some of what she does. Boost Metabolisn is REALLY hard...I might have to save that one until after baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the awesome thread butterfly!<br><br>
I'm doing brisk walking 45 min. 6-7 times a week along with 30 day shred about twice a week. I think I'm going to up 30 day shred to 3-4 times a week but modify it as needed through the pregnancy. Last time I had HORRIBLE sciatic nerve pain and wasn't very active at all. I noticed that the more weight bearing activity I did the less I noticed the sciatica. So a big goal for me is to keep my muscles strong. Recently I feel like I could use more flexibilty and meditation so I may do a prenatal yoga DVD on the days I don't do Jillian's shred.<br><br>
Voice-- I love Shiva Rae's prenatal yoga. If Jillian is too intense, check out Shiva's DVD. Also, remember that you can modify any workout. I really love Jillian's DVD because it is a great muscle workout. You could slow it down or do less reps or cut the DVD in half and only do 10 minutes instead of 20.
 

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Not sure I agree with this. I read some studies (sorry don't have the links now) before my first on exercising while pregnant. If you had previously been active, even with vigorous exercise, then continuing throughout your pregnancy does not adversely affect the baby. They did find that regular exercise usually results in a smaller (but still healthy and within the range of normal) baby. I think that, just like people who live at altitude, your body adjusts to oxygen deprivation from exercise by using what you have more efficiently, increasing oxygen carrying capacity, etc.<br><br>
I continued with karate until I was 5 months with my first. Very strenuous sessions, but I just took a little breather whenever I felt like I needed to. I have to work out for my job 3 times per week now, so I will continue exercising in some form throughout the pregnancy.<br><br>
If you haven't been active, I think it would be best to slowly start. Try<br>
walking, swimming, biking, etc. Pay attention to your body, stop when you feel overtired. And eat!
 

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I agree, the Trouble Zones is a good one. I'd like to be able to keep my muscles strong, and there's a lot there to keep doing.<br><br>
Great idea about modifying the Shred. Maybe starting out with a circuit or two.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not sure I agree with this. I read some studies (sorry don't have the links now) before my first on exercising while pregnant. If you had previously been active, even with vigorous exercise, then continuing throughout your pregnancy does not adversely affect the baby. They did find that regular exercise usually results in a smaller (but still healthy and within the range of normal) baby. I think that, just like people who live at altitude, your body adjusts to oxygen deprivation from exercise by using what you have more efficiently, increasing oxygen carrying capacity, etc.<br><br>
I continued with karate until I was 5 months with my first. Very strenuous sessions, but I just took a little breather whenever I felt like I needed to. I have to work out for my job 3 times per week now, so I will continue exercising in some form throughout the pregnancy.<br><br>
If you haven't been active, I think it would be best to slowly start. Try<br>
walking, swimming, biking, etc. Pay attention to your body, stop when you feel overtired. And eat!</div>
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I've been training for my first half marathon since January. The marathon is on Father's Day, June 20th. I haven't run since I got my BFP, even though it *shouldn't* be a problem. I guess I still have a hard time believing this is real, and I'm scared it will disappear in the blink of an eye.<br><br>
I'm going to the doctor on Monday and will discuss it then.
 

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Ok ladies!! It is Thursday...who is working out today and what are you doing today? I was sick yesterday so no running yesterday. But today should be better. I am thinking a Jillian tape this evening...maybe some lite weights today here in the weight room at school. How about you all?
 

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And Welcome Wendy! I understand thinking it will al disappear! My first doctor visit is this coming Thursday. I think my nerves will settle some once that visit happens! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
And WOW...a half marathon?!? I have only gotten to a 5K...but still working on getting to that level! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Let's see... I did 30 day shred Tuesday and will do a Jillian tonight. No more trouble zones maybe. Maybe yoga meltdown if DH doesn't want to join.
 

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I rode my bike on Tuesday, for the first time since I got my BFP (no time, rainy weather). Hopefully we'll ride again today, but maybe not, its suppose to rain!
 

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Good job, Mommas! We are going to have healthy, fit pregnancies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I did stop horseback riding just because I felt like I wasn't advanced enough to worry about falling off the horse or even worse getting kicked in the stomach by one. I also get really winded riding so I just couldn't see continuing to ride as an option but I miss it already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Made myself do prenatal yoga this morning even though I had little sleep and felt terribly hungover, no actual alcohol involved, just hormones! ;-) I was glad I did it, I felt good, then felt like crap again immediately after but now I feel awesome because of my acupuncture appointment this evening so if this new wonderful feeling keeps up, I'm going to do a crazy long walk tomorrow!
 

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Good morning, Everyone!<br>
I did Jillian last night although I would have rather gone to bed. My husband said, "Kudos to the pregnant lady who chose to exercise instead of nap!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Not sure about this afternoon's activities. I was supposed to run with my friend at work after school today...but she has to help decorate for a function after school. I hate running by myself! AND I am supposed to meet another friend for dinner/shopping this evening...so I may skip it all together. I was wondering how I was going to have time to meet her on time if I had to shower after being all sweaty from running. Maybe walking around while shopping is considered exercise?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
I will have the running club tomorrow morning...so I am sure baby and I will survive one day off! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
What plans do you all have today??<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I was not the good pregnant lady who chose to exercise last night... I chose sleep instead. Although I've been babysitting 3 extra kids this week, and yesterday I had 6 kids, ages 4 and under. So i'm a bit extra exhausted. Today started off rough with my niece having diarrhea while wearing pull-ups and getting it all over her and the carpet, then my 2 year old writing on the couch with blue and pink markers while I cleaned up. Tonight may be another early bedtime again. I worked in my veggie garden for an hour and a half yesterday during nap time. Can I count that?
 
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