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My boss most likely thinks I'm crazy. Any moment I get to myself I'm doing yoga and other low impact things. I figure if I start doing more than normal now I'll be in better shape before I can't move very well.
 

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I've started making sure my diet is excellent (was less than excellent prior to getting pregnant, mostly due to just being a busy person), and started working out 2x/wk with a personal trainer. I plan to add yoga back in within a few weeks, depending on how bad the m/s gets.
 

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cravings for buffalo wings aside, I've been paying way more attention to my diet. Also, I've been trying to do squats several times a day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And actually remembering to do kegels :p I've been trying to walk a bit more too, which is very challenging b/c the two year old no longer likes her stroller AT ALL. "I walk my OWN!!!!" Not exactly conducive to exercise.
 

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Boy do I feel like a lazy bum! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
I'm so tired I can barely make it up a flight of stairs without collapsing at the top. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
It's awful- a month ago I was running 3-5 miles every other day, swimming regularly, and doing light weight training once or twice a week. For the past 4 weeks my exercise consists of getting up and going pee and raiding the refrigerator. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish"><br>
I keep telling myself that when this tiredness finally goes I'll snap back into it and I have to believe that. For christmas I'm giving myself a new gym membership and a prenatal yoga class. If I start back up at the end of December, start of January, that will give me enough time to whip myself into top shape, right? 6 months, anyway.<br>
I was feeling so guilty about my slothiness that I was almost crying to DH the other day. It's especially bad because he is training for a marathon and eating really healthy and running all the time. But he helped me feel a lot better about it and assured me that I'll get my mojo back really soon. I hope he's right.
 

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I've found that when I'm feeling my worse when it comes to energy levels doing some simple yoga or stretching gives me a much needed boost. Going up stairs, not so much.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've found that when I'm feeling my worse when it comes to energy levels doing some simple yoga or stretching gives me a much needed boost. Going up stairs, not so much.</div>
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Very much agreed. I can't deal with even the idea of intense physical exercise. When I'm feeling tired, I rest. After I rest a little, I go for a little pick-me-up walk.<br><br>
Walking was the only exercise I did prior to getting pregnant, and my midwife told me I shouldn't try to add any new things to my exercise program. Ha! As if! I do go for about an hour each day, outside, and it helps. It's a nice way to clear my head a little as well. I'm not about to worry about actually giving birth until I make it into the 2nd trimester. Just getting through the 1st has been proving to be enough for now.
 

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before pregnancy I was working out 4x a week or so doing 45 min on the eliptical and 45 min of body specific weight training. I continued doing this until I realized that my pelvic was starting to ache and hurt really bad after working out. I had a problem last pregnancy with my pelvic "popping" like your knuckles every am and made it very uncomfortable verging on painful to do some very simple things. Good times. So I reduced my workout to 45 min on the eliptical which is fine with me. now that I am so dang queasy any sort of movement, including my one yoga class, and the water aerobics class makes me want to hurl....so for the time being I am doing what I didn't do last time, which is listening to my body, going to bed earlier, taking a daily nap or rest and trying to make sure I am getting the rest I need.<br>
I think some people can work out really hard through thier entire pregnancies (hello, my doc last time was preggers and running actual marathons!) but I think that at times the best thing for our bodies is to not force them to do something they can't handle and allow ourselves to get the peace we need. Hard to come to terms with but something I can honestly say is the only thing not making me hurt or hurl...so there must be something to it!
 

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my mw is pretty insistent that mamas do no extra exercise in the first trimester, or until the extreme fatigue and nausea pass. "if you are fatigued, you should rest. all your extra energy is being used to make a baby and make your body ready for it."<br><br>
this is very difficult for me, as i'm a 6 day a week gym junkie. but she's right. i am absolutely exhausted. just walking through the grocery store knocks me out.<br><br>
once i'm feeling better (around 12 weeks or so), i'll ramp back up at the gym and walk at least 2 miles a day. walking and swimming, walking and swimming. this is my plan.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> I'm 6 weeks and am finding things SO HARD. Going up stairs I am panting and wheezing which is so not like me. Reminds me now that later in pregnancy when I get really big, the simplest things make me pant and wheeze. Sigh.<br><br>
Right now it's so hard to drag myself around and meet my daily reponsibilities. Working outside the home etc.<br><br>
ETA - we are renting a professional grade elliptical machine thanks to DH's initiative and it's coming today at 6:30 p.m. The woman was supposed to give me a demonstration and specific movements to help tone by flabby belly (still stretched out from the previous babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish"> ). I want to strengthen it as much as I can, knowing it'll only get way stretched out again. But I'm still sitting in my nightgown at 4 p.m. because I feel like I am fighting a virus, and just don't.have.any.energy.<br><br>
I have heard that too, don't start anything new when pregnant. Before having kids I was extremely fit. I miss doing physical things. I like to walk and do lots of stairs. I figure if I am just gentle with myself doing 20 minutes of elliptical a few times a week will be okay. Right?
 

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I am trying to work up to walking a mile daily
 

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I have heard that too, don't start anything new when pregnant. Before having kids I was extremely fit. I miss doing physical things. I like to walk and do lots of stairs. I figure if I am just gentle with myself doing 20 minutes of elliptical a few times a week will be okay. Right?</div>
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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Love the ellpitical....a crazy amount.lol. I generally do 45min a day....however I do it at a 5 (use to do 10!) but I just go through it and sweat a bit and just enjoy being active. I usually watch a show or read. I can't wait to feel well enough to climb back on!!
 

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When the nausea is gone, I'll go back to elliptical & yoga & hiking, doing one of them daily.<br><br>
In the mean time, I get motion sickness from just a walk up the hill to visit the horses, not even 1/2 mile!
 

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before pg, i was running 4x a week. my energy is zapped right now so i'm just walking but still getting out there. i was watching my diet pretty good already but that will be really hard once the m/s gets bad and the cravings really kick in. you know, when only french fries taste good? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">once i'm feeling better (around 12 weeks or so), i'll ramp back up at the gym and walk at least 2 miles a day. walking and swimming, walking and swimming. this is my plan.</div>
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This plan sounds great to me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I'm so glad to hear others are in the same boat as me. I was feeling like such a slob. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I'm with ya. I tried to stick with my zumba routine, but once I hit 6 weeks, even when I took it easy during class, I would go home and take a 4 hour coma afterwards. The last day I went I was so tired after class that I felt out of touch with reality! I had to pick my daughter up from school, and I had only an hour until I needed to be there, and I remember thinking, "Oh, she'll be fine until dinner time then I'll pick her up." I called my husband to get her.<br><br>
It's hard not feeling guilty, but my husband has been great. He's such a busy guy, but he'll come home and find me on the couch, and rub my back and say, "It's tough work growing brains and organs and stuff, huh?"<br><br>
I am looking forward to getting back in the gym soon though!
 

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i've decided i'm going to keep going to the gym just for the showers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
dd loves loves loves her friends in childcare there (we go to a Y that has a spectacular children's program), and i don't think it's fair to take that social time away from her just so she can stay home and watch me do nothing.<br><br>
so i'm going to keep going at our normal time and just take really long, awesome showers. and maybe sit in the lounge and drink tea.
 

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I just can't not do anything. I'm on my feet 8 hours straight at work. No real breaks. I stop from time to time to do my own thing, but I don't have a chair to sit in. So I have to do stuff to keep my blood flowing to try and stay awake. My boss isn't here today and I went into her office sat down in her chair and started fading away. I just spoke to her on the phone and told her once I cleaned up the breakfast bar I was going to take a nap in her office. lol<br><br>
I also woke up around 3am today feeling sick. Not pregnancy sick, but sick sick. I'm struggling today to keep myself upright.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Love the ellpitical....a crazy amount.lol. I generally do 45min a day....however I do it at a 5 (use to do 10!) but I just go through it and sweat a bit and just enjoy being active. I usually watch a show or read. I can't wait to feel well enough to climb back on!!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> So it came last night and is all set up. It looks SO cool! It has a heart rate monitor and a body fat thingy (gulp! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). Came with some weights, bands, a ball and something else. Dh is like, "So are you going to hop on it tonight?" Uhhh, no dear, I am still sick with a virus, feeling shaky and exhausted. Even if I wasn't it's the first trimester which equals TIRED.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i've decided i'm going to keep going to the gym just for the showers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
dd loves loves loves her friends in childcare there (we go to a Y that has a spectacular children's program), and i don't think it's fair to take that social time away from her just so she can stay home and watch me do nothing.<br><br>
so i'm going to keep going at our normal time and just take really long, awesome showers. and maybe sit in the lounge and drink tea.</div>
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we go to a y as well, same reason my 3 yr old dd is in the best childerns programs there! I still bring her (so technically I guess I "go to the gym" lol) and then I sit in the chairs and read a book. If she didn't get to go to "school" she would be so amped up all day and it wouldn't be fair 'cause I cannot handle all that energy alone right now!
 
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