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I am so out of shape! It was a sunny morning so I decided to walk DS1 to preschool. The way back is all uphill and it about killed me pushing DS2 in our lightweight stroller. I'm thinking of starting walking daily. Anyone else doing regular exercise?
 

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I try to walk daily on my lunch break, but I seem to find lots of excuses not to these days. I did get out today. I also have a mini step machine in my office, and I do that for 10 minutes or so if I don't get outside. So basically, I feel like I'm not exercising. Certainly not as much as I did with my first.
 

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I was taking my regular weekly yoga class until last week. The teacher I like is taking this session off and I don't feel like dealing with anyone else (some of them are weird about pregnant women in regular classes). I tried the prenatal yoga but it was incredibly easy and boring.<br>
So now I'm not doing anything. I do walk some but my feet get so sore! They just aren't meant for carrying 150+ lbs.
 

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I'm at the gym 4x a week still, and chasing around DD! I take step 3x a week, and weights the 4th day. I'm hoping to continue until the baby comes!
 

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Walking every day with the dogs, at least 2 miles hilly terrain a day. I used to do more but one of my dogs has arthritis so he's slowed down quite a bit.<br><br>
Wish I were doing more but my work schedule hasn't left me much time lately.
 

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Nothing. I know I should exercise, but I'm so tired! Between working, chasing my 21-m-o dd, cooking, grocery shopping etc., I have no energy left. During my last pregnancy I went for a walk every day but this time I haven't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I finally got around to attending a yoga class, have gone to one class each week (for two weeks now). I am hoping to increase it to twice a week....<br><br>
I went swimming today and oh my goodness, it was soooooo nice! The no gravity thing felt lovely and I had to force myself to leave the pool, I was getting wrinkly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I am kind of waiting for the weather to turn beautiful before I do much. I cannot stand being out in the rain/cold right now. I can't wait for nice weather so I can go swimming and play in the garden more!
 

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I'm biking as much as I can, but I'm finding lots of excuses not to lately. Too windy. Might rain. Just lazy. I want to keep it up as long as I can because it feels better on my hips than walking and I won't be able to bike with the baby until next summer at the earliest, so I should take advantage while I can.
 

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Well I've done nothing the rest of the week. Maybe if its not raining this afternoon, we'll all go for a walk!
 

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I had been terribly lazy and doing nothing more than walking the dog every other day or so (my husband does it most of the time), but then we decided to go on an outdoorsy vacation in June and I thought I better put forth some more effort so I can do some hiking in comfort (hopefully!). At 6 mos. pregnant, I have finally gotten around to exercising! I have been getting up early and walking briskly for 40 min. or so every morning. I took a break yesterday because my body was so sore. My legs, my ankles, my hips... This is my first pregnancy and all these aches and pains are a whole new world to me. I'm not in good shape necessarily, but I'm not used to having this kind of discomfort just from walking. I got back to it this morning, and feel fine, but the whole thing has me nervous about hiking and camping in June. We are going to Glacier National Park in MT and I am a little worried I will have to send DH off without me for most of the hiking. Hopefully he will be understanding; I don't know if he really comprehends how out-of-whack my body is some days.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had been terribly lazy and doing nothing more than walking the dog every other day or so (my husband does it most of the time), but then we decided to go on an outdoorsy vacation in June and I thought I better put forth some more effort so I can do some hiking in comfort (hopefully!). At 6 mos. pregnant, I have finally gotten around to exercising! I have been getting up early and walking briskly for 40 min. or so every morning. I took a break yesterday because my body was so sore. My legs, my ankles, my hips... This is my first pregnancy and all these aches and pains are a whole new world to me. I'm not in good shape necessarily, but I'm not used to having this kind of discomfort just from walking. I got back to it this morning, and feel fine, but the whole thing has me nervous about hiking and camping in June. We are going to Glacier National Park in MT and I am a little worried I will have to send DH off without me for most of the hiking. Hopefully he will be understanding; I don't know if he really comprehends how out-of-whack my body is some days.</div>
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This is my first pregnancy too and I've also been taken by surprise with all the aches and how quickly I tire out. I don't move as quickly as I used to and have begun to waddle. I'm waddling, already! So, I was terribly lazy too, up until 3 weeks ago. I had bad hyperemesis till about 19 weeks, that resulted in some bad habits. I was sooooo sore when I began walking again but now I feel really good when I do exercise (doing yoga and swimming also).<br><br>
I was talking with a friend about how excited I was that my DH would be here for 4th of July (usually works) and how I wanted to go on a nice camping/hiking trip. Friend gently reminded me that I'll be 34 weeks along and will not likely be wanting to go for such an outdoorsy adventure. Oh! I forget to think along those lines. I guess we'll go to a B & B and take nice long beach walks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
DH and I did a trip through Glacier Nat'l Park a few years back, on our way home (so much nicer than driving the ALCAN hwy). We had a great time and its very beautiful. You'll be what, 7 months along then? If the trails you guys choose are mostly flat and you won't be carrying a pack, you'll do just fine. Bring comfortable bedding. <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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Thanks for the vote of confidence, isras! I am thinking that sticking to easy trails will hopefully keep me hoofing around. I will definitely make my husband carry the pack. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> My midwife advised I buy a good air mattress, which I am definitely going to do.<br><br>
I am with you with the waddling. I didn't start showing until late since I am 6' but now I am seriously OFFICIALLY pregnant. I have to roll out of bed in the morning and I just thank my lucky stars when I am not totally pooped by 7:00 PM.
 

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my work is so physical that i don't want to exercise. i'm aiming for a yoga dvd 3x a week and water aerobics at least once a week. but seriously at the end of my work day i'm wiped out and my back is too sore to take a walk or do much else. i'm just counting my work day as exercise (i bake bread).
 

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I've been better this week, got on the bicycle trainer 4 times. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
I think I'm done riding the road bike outside, will need to ride my folding bike which is more upright. When I have the road bike on my trainer I can sit upright without using the handlebars (and watch a DVD).<br><br>
Before pregnancy I was pretty fearless about riding on the road but now I find I'm really nervous about riding on the weekends because of the traffic, and my schedule has been too busy during the week recently. I hope this is just a temporary thing.
 

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Well I did some gardening/weeding on Thursday and then walked DS1 to school again Friday. The hill back up wasn't quite as killer as it was on Monday. I did a little more weeding and shoveling yesterday afternoon and my pubic bone was sore! I'm thinking from the shoveling? Anyway, the weather is getting nicer so hoping to keep up with the walking!
 

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Hello, just wanted to know till how long can pregnant women exercise? I mean, my sister-in-law is kind of fat and she's been having back pains and all, and I told her to do some exercise for pregnant women. But she's due on August, until when can she do some exercises?
 

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You can exercise right up until labor and delivery! But you do want to make sure you are doing appropriate exercise since the ligiments and joints loosen up as pregnancy progresses, making it much easier to develop strains and sprains. And there is a max heartrate too...but I forget what it is. I never felt compelled to push that one myself. LOL
 

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The heart-rate limit is 140, but I think that's a bit old-school. If you can carry on a conversation while exercising, then you're doing fine.
 

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I'm trying to hit the gym at least 3 times a week. I have been going to water aerobics, but they are changing the time for summer, and I just can't make it to a 9am class with a 2 year old to get ready too.<br><br>
I love yoga, but even with the prenatal instructor wouldn't let me do anything, so I stopped going. Right now I'm loving the upright bike and the treadmill.<br><br>
I know every pregnancy is different, but I didn't work out at all with preg #1, and I was checking my records from that pregnancy - at this point (28 weeks) I had already gained almost 30 pounds. this time - I've not even hit 15 pounds yet! Woo Hoo!!
 
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