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I was fairly in shape before finding out I was pg this time. I tried to exercise for awhile, but nausea and exhaustion stopped that. I still do about once a week, but I've seemed to have all my muscle tone turn to jello. I would like to get back in shape and retone my arms and legs and butt. Is this even possible during pregnancy? I haven't run for a few months, would it be ok to start back up? Or would an elliptical trainer be better?<br><br>
Anyone have good pg exercise DVD recommendations that actually give you a workout? Most are much too easy that I have tried. I was using Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zones and may try to do that but modify some of the things until I find a prenatal one similar.
 

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I loved <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPerfect-Pregnancy-Workout-vol%2Fdp%2FB000BLKJ5E%2Fref%3Dcm_cr_pr_product_top" target="_blank">The Perfect Pregnancy Workout</a> for toning, though I normally did just half at a time, since it's long! I found it really relaxing and invigorating, and I used the stretching portions (memorized, not putting the DVD in) like 10x/day to keep comfortable in the 3rd trimester!<br><br>
I don't know about running, but the elliptical was comfortable for me until the 3rd trimester. Then I switched to walking and (as a reward for the walk) jogging in the pool.
 

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I have that workout and other than the chair dips (Yikes!) it's too easy so far. Thanks, though. Maybe if I just do it more often?
 

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Or use heavier weights for the arm sections? GL!
 
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