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Anyone else too pooped to pick up a dumbell or run a mile? I haven't been to the gym in almost a week, and the last time I was there I felt like I was dying of exhaustion, I kept closing my eyes and leaning on the elliptical -even these boys were telling me to wake up! I'm so tired today, I'm sure I'm not going again. I'm afraid I'm never going to the gym again! Plus, now I'm hungry like 24-7 and that is really unusual for me, I just ate breakfast less than two hours ago and I've been thinking about eating lunch for the last hour of that. I'm going to get fat and soft. Boo.<br><br>
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I'm really tired myself. Have you tried altering your workout plan? Even just walking on the treadmill is better than no exercise. If exercise is normally a priority for you I'd be hesitant to drop it all together. Even just walking will help keep you strong for labor.
 

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I feel like a total slug! I want to exercise so bad..but I got to get the energy to keep up around the house first<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But seriously, it is taking all of me to do what needs to be done each day.. and that is WITH our new rental perk of a dishwasher<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I have 4 little ones..ages 8,6,4 and 22 months.. we homeschool.. that IS my workout.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I am hoping that my energy will come back in a month or so once I start to get to the end of the first trimester. Right now I am doing what I can..which is.. eat healthier, cut out caffiene/coffee/soda, take my prenatals, get enough sleep. Working out is next when I am able..
 

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I've joined the club of early-risers, which means that between my son waking up to nurse and me not being ablt to get back to sleep after 3AM, I'm EXHAUSTED!!<br><br>
But for me, the only thing that helps (other than a full-night sleep, which I can't have right now) is MORE exercise. I made myself run to the grocery store this morning for some veggies for lunch instead of drive, and it was about 1.25 miles away. I didn't even think about the fact that they might not be OPEN <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> so I had to keep going to the next grocery store, another mile up the hill. I walked that portion, though. All in all I ran a mile and walked 3.5 miles, and now I'd never guess that I only got 4 hours of disconnected sleep!<br><br>
Unfortunately my son is now sleeping in the car in the garage (with the monitor on), so I don't feel comfortable taking a nap myself while he's out there. Bummer.<br><br>
Anyway, I know what you're feeling, but I feel SO much more human after I've gotten some exercise. I'm trying to do three evenings per week running or gym (usually running because DS doesn't want me to leave him to go to the gym), and so far so good. The weird thing is that I haven't changed my workout routine and I'm not vomiting, but I've lost 5 pounds so far. I think it must just be my sweets aversion---I've cut out all sugar because it sounds gross, and VOILA!!
 

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ive had some days where i have had a ton of energy and others where im pretty dragged down.. it really depends on what food i eat and how much exercise i get. even if i just go for a half hour walk pusing a buggy or carrying the baby on my back or a 30 minute ride on my bike or do some weights i feel better. im going to stay super active this pregnancy. i did with my first and felt so great all the way through.. my second one i ate too much and didn't exercise enough and though she was healthy at birth i didnt feel very well. this time im going to really focus on "healthy" so i have the strength and stamina to have my 3rd homebirth! and not gain too much extra unneeded weight.
 

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Same hopes for this PG Spirulina. Let's try to keep active Mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">2
 

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Baby steps<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> There pretty much is not a reliable way for me to get solo exercise time so I was trying to figure out a way to exercise without tripping over the little ones. I decided that after breakfast would be a good time to try to schedule in a daily walk with the children..something that would get them to exercise but also be enjoyable for all..not to busy, not to hot, etc. So.. we left.. 5 minutes or so later we had to came back.. got on jackets (a bit more windy than expected).. got the double stroller (for the 22 month old and occasionally the 4 yr old... muscle work<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) and we strolled around up and down the hills and walkways for about an hour. It is a good start.. I figure my first challenge is being consistant with doing this 5 days a week or so. I would like to go for an hour.. maybe somehow incorporate a nature/explorer aspect for the kiddos.. and later on maybe up the time or intensity..but for now I am feeling good for making this step in the right direction.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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What a great habit to help your children develop! I had no role models when I was young when it came to exercise. My parents literally did nothing active (except my father, who had to run for work sometimes--military) until my mother took up walking with a friend in the mornings when I was older. I really wish this was part of my childhood, but I didn't start to become active until college when I met my (now) husband, a cycling/rock climbing/mountaineering/running/adventure racing/swimming/you name it junkie. He got me on my bike, and within a year or two I was bike racing. Now I'm REALLY fit, but not really skinny, but at least I am strong, you know what I mean?<br><br>
I went for a walk today with a couple of moms that I don't know very well. One had a 4-mo and the other a 5-mo. They are both REALLY thin, and look terribly fit, but as soon as we started walking up this LONG STEEP hill, I just lost them both in the dust. I just set a pace that I knew I could keep up going up the hill and stuck to it. It felt really good! We ended up walking for close to 2.5 hours, and I feel great. After my 4.5 mile walk/run yesterday, my legs are hurting a tad.<br><br>
Speaking of tired, my son is sleeping and I should go take a nap!
 

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I was not exercising at all pre-preg and since I have started only because with dd I did nothing, gained 53 pounds and was miserable. I do 20 minutes on an elliptical-like machine. Then I stretch. I do this 3-4 times a week. The RN I met with last week said that for the 1st trimester, that's enough. Which is great since it's all I can do! And I am much more hungry because of it, but I'm just trying to make good food choices. We'll see!
 
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