Hi all, I am currently 7 months pregnant and I am wondering how much longer I will feel like exercising for? I know it is a very personal thing but just a rough idea. I was attending the gym regularly doing incline walking and weights until about 2 weeks ago when I had to stop going in the morning as I was getting so exhausted with a long work day in the build up to 1st January (our busiest time of year). I have been doing pregnancy yoga/pilates DVDs pretty much every day. I have one more month of work which should be nice and quiet so I would have time to go to the gym at lunchtime but my gym is pretty pricey and I dont want to pay for a whole month and then not use it. Thanks!
In my first pregnancy I walked waddled right up until the end. At 42 wks I was walking 2 miles regularly. I swam too, right till the end. I stopped playing netball fairly early on, for fear of falling over (it's a rough game!)
2nd time round I could barely walk by 38 wks, but I did swim. It was something DS1 and I could do whether without me being in pain! I suppose it wasn't swimming as such as bobbing though as he was only 18 months, so I could hardly do lengths!
Booted off velodrome in first trimester Dumped pylometrics eg box jumps at start second trimester Still did road riding until 28 weeks ish when aggressive riding position became uncomfortable Still doing sufferfest/spin at 35/40 Also still lifting - 100-120kg DL, 60-70kg front squat. Doing lots of resistance bands glute strength stuff as have spd and so joint instability since about 18 weeks 35 weeks atmo and planning to continue right up to delivery
I was still swimming right up until giving birth (I kept being paranoid that my waters would go while I was in the pool!). During the last few weeks my feet really swellled up (it being Summer didn't help) and I could only wear flip flops, so I wouldn't have been able to use any machines at the gym even if I'd wanted to.
I'm still paddling my rowing boat currently at 13 weeks but at some point bump will make that impossible. As long as all goes ok, I'll be walking two dogs for as long as I am able, want to do some swimming and find a pregnancy pilates on you tube to do really.