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How much exercise are you doing ?

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daisygatsby Thu 23-May-13 14:30:57

I know there was a thread here recently for those who wanted to keep active during pregnancy but think it may have dropped off the first page.

Im 20 weeks and was a regular gym go-er before i got pregnant. I really wanted to keep active throughout pregnancy this time round as I didnt at all last time. But after a week of doing nothing last week, I tried to get back on the treadmill yesterday and found I couldnt manage to run and just did some power walking instead.

I've walked over 20k this week so far , and I m happy with that, but disappointed that I havent been able to keep doing anything more energetic than that.

How much are you doing and are you happy with it?

After being a horse rider and a 5k runner I'm now doing nothing but walking the dogs! Not happy with my lack of effort tho

Yonionekanobe Thu 23-May-13 15:09:52

I was a six day a week gym goer and am now 8 weeks with DC2 and haven't done anything due to nausea. I was the same throughout pregnancy with DD. just swam occasionally and lots of walking.

Feel really guilty but more about the fees going to waste.

izchaz Thu 23-May-13 15:12:28

I'm a rock climber, I stopped as soon as I found out I was pregnant, figuring the powers that be would take a dim view of me dangling on a rope, swinging into unforgiving surfaces. Fully expecting to go out of my hoop with frustration as soon as I stop feeling crappy due to first trimester, looks like I will explore yoga/pilates, am resigning myself to being quite sedentary when not at work because I spend 12 hours on my feet at a time when on the job.

HazleNutt Thu 23-May-13 15:21:16
daisygatsby Thu 23-May-13 15:30:16

wow hazle you really put me to shame!

HazleNutt Thu 23-May-13 15:41:34

Don't worry, it's totally normal to have weeks when you're more tired and I personally have found running quite difficult as well. Maybe you can try some other exercise instead?

daisygatsby Thu 23-May-13 16:00:06

i find im getting breathless doing things id normally do, like the cross trainer. so it might just be the swimming and walking for me. its just the guilt of not being so active and feeling like im being lazy. ugh, why do we torture ourselves about everything??

dinkystinky Thu 23-May-13 16:10:44

I'm 34 weeks - was doing a fair amount till 30 weeks (bodycombat, PT, pregnancy yoga, pilates, conditioning class) - am now feeling very pregnant so have listened to my body and am dropping down to one PT session, occasional pregnancy pilates dvd and 2 lots of pregnancy yoga and walking. I think its important to listen to your body.

I'm 12 weeks and already feeling less fit. I am usually a 4 times a week gym person (bodypump and spinning), cycle to work and a competitive sailor (Laser Radial - womens olympic class although I am no where near olympic level).

At the moment gym has really tailed off (partly due to work pressures though) but hoping to get back into this a bit more now nausea has eased off.
I'm still cycling to work and am hoping to carry on cycling for many months to come yet. Have an alternate commute route in mind that is easier (less hilly) that I will change to as bump grows.
Sailing will be slightly different in that I think my last competitions will be in early June and I am being very cautious with the conditions I go out in. As bump grows I won't fit under the boom. Hopefully get to go out for a cruise in my boat for a bit longer and DH is happy to take me out in a borrowed larger 2 man boat when I can't fit in my own boat anymore just for some fun.

Msgilbertblythe Thu 23-May-13 20:22:35

I'm 34 weeks and walk to and from work each day. Which adds up to an hour a day. I also go to the gym 6 days a week, 30 mins of cross training every other day and weights and 10 mins of cross training on the other days. I am glad I've stuck to it as I'll have so much less to lose on the other side, and am finding it pretty easy to be honest. Plus they reckon labour will be easier if you're fit too...

Kelly1814 Thu 23-May-13 20:26:33

Was a regular runner and gym goer and very fit and healthy before pregnant.

Then had bleeding at 7 weeks and cerclage at 14 weeks.

Strict instructions to do no exercise, cannot run, swim, walk or stand for more than 20 minutes.

Have never felt so disgusting and lazy and out of shape in my life. Gutted and cannot wait to exercise again.

Sanjifair Thu 23-May-13 20:48:31

I run between 15 and 22 miles a week (a lot slower than pre-pregnancy) and am 19 weeks. Am going to have a couple of weeks off soon as I am going somewhere hot on holiday. Not sure whether I will get back into it after that or not, time will tell!

Woodifer Thu 23-May-13 20:48:41

aw kelly that sucks! hope it all goes ok.

Im 28 weeks now. Felt more tired generally and a bit breathles during exercise in the first trimester (think there are lots of physiological changes going on even though you aren't that big

Then I perked up (especially around 18-20 weeks). HAd a good cycling holiday in majorca (70 miles each week - though had a bit of a cold)

Now I'm starting to feel a bit heavy and non sleeping toddler is taking her toll on my general energy level.

I haven't run at all this pregnancy due to SPD last time. SPD been loads better this time, partly knowing what not to do, partly only working desk job three days instead of 5, (generally being more active working part time).

I started body pump in the first trimester - been trying to go once or twice a week - this week has been a bit of a write off as DH is on a course.

TinkyPeet Fri 24-May-13 08:19:05

Does the school run count as excersise? grin

TinkyPeet Fri 24-May-13 08:20:35

*exercise ....

badguider Fri 24-May-13 08:27:03

I used to run and can't for some reason now (25wks) but I am still cycling happily around town and a longer (mostly traffic-free) rude each weekend (about 2-2.5hrs).
I'm doing two different yoga classes and aquanatal so that's about 6hrs of "exercise" a week plus walking/cycling around town for work etc.
None if that is 'vigorous' but in my experience cardio fitness is easy to rebuild after a break while lost strength is harder to get back.
I've got a couple of DVDs too that I used when it was snowy - but I'm not keen on exercise at home. If you're interested though Erin O'Brien is pretty good and quite challenging in terms of squats and lunges.

ExhaustedMamasita Fri 24-May-13 15:17:19

I used to be a regular gym-goer and still am ish. I go to the gym about three times a week for about 45 mins a pop. It’s a great way to get out of the office, stretch the muscles and get the heart pumping. I used to run and really go for it at the gym but now my body isn’t having any of it so I keep to moderate exercises like walking uphill, cross trainer and bike. I once over did it and was close to passing out, was awful! Never again! My only advice is to be careful and listen to your body – everyone is different. What works for some may not work for you.

Oh and pregnancy yoga on the weekends to unwind is awesome – I’d highly recommend!

daisygatsby Fri 24-May-13 16:17:02

well you guys are all making me feel terrible!

i did swim today at lunchtime so am feeling good abuot that. can feel a pull on my bump though when I do it. maybe ill give the bike a go at the gym , i never normally use the bike but might be easier than cross trainer

daisygatsby Fri 24-May-13 16:17:37

and tinky yes, but only if you actually run , I think!

TinkyPeet Fri 24-May-13 17:12:58

Hmm, well we do run when it rains..lol x

beachesandbuckets Sat 25-May-13 22:08:38

None, I am 28 weeks. I am a gym bunny usually, and do lots of exercise but during my pregnancies (this is my third) I stop completely and give my body a rest. Its working hard enough as it is growing a baby. And its the only time you can chill, eat lots and rest on the sofa without any guilt so I make the most of it. After the baby is born, I have always get right back into it by upping the exercise every week and don't think my fitness or body has suffered. Chill! X

OurJourney Sun 26-May-13 10:53:34

I am currently taking it steady. I used to go on binges of get fit periods then relax it off. but now I just dont have the energy. Feeling a little drained to be honest all the time - at the time of writing this i am around 8 weeks pregnant.

I have been doing some reading up on the subject and wrote a blog post on it today actually

bothsidesofthebump.com/the-classroom/2013/5/26/fit-pregnancy-part-1

I will mainly be doing exercises to try and ease the rest of the aching and feel a bit better about my self smile

Hope everyone is happy and well smile
x

farmersdaughter Sun 26-May-13 13:08:40

I try and run 10k a week--I'm not a runner, so this is good for me-- however once I found out I was pregnant my mindset changed and I couldn't even run 3k. hmm

Currently I'm dong 2 sessions a week of spinning. But I don't kick the ass out of it and 1 session of PT.

Haven't even got to 6 weeks yet and I'm snuggling! blush

Spidder Sun 26-May-13 14:45:51

I did Pilates until I was overdue with both. only stopped cos I was sick of the pitying ", still here then? " I also swam twice a week with both.

I wasn't as dedicated 2 nd time cos I had an 18 month old, spd and kind of knew it'd be ok afterwards.

my body appear s to store upper tummy fat while breastfeeding, so took 18 months to feel more satisfied with my new body. I can wear skinny dresses and people say I look great, but I know my body is just, well, different.

I am 4 years older than when I start ed though! grin grin

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