(Closed) How far into pregnancy did you work out?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How long were you able to work out while pregnant?
    Stopped right away : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Stopped during my first trimester : (6 votes)
    26 %
    Stopped during my second trimester : (0 votes)
    Stopped during my third trimester : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Worked out the day I went into labor! : (9 votes)
    39 %
    Didn't work out before or during pregnancy : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i’m doing a prenatal boot camp class and plan to go right up until labor. there are a couple of girls in the class that show up even when they’re past due!

    Post # 4
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    1082 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I said stopped right away.. this is only because I feel so sick all the time!

     

    Post # 5
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    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m 27 weeks and still doing barre classes as well. I hope to continue until I give birth!

    Post # 6
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    4356 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I can’t say I really worked out before the pregnancy an my doctor said not to start in the first tri. I used to do hot yoga but clearly can’t do that anymore. I plan on doing a prenatal yoga class though and hopefully up my working out a bit in the 2nd trimester.

    Post # 7
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    7908 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I kept instructing group fitness through the first trimester and the very beginning of the second, but I had to give up running at about week 6. I just couldn’t do it. Now, I do some exercise, but nothing on a regular basis.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I haven’t had a child or am I preg.  however this girl at my gym worked out until the morning of the birth.  She had been running and lifting weights but one she was in her …. third trimester she was walking on the treadmill, and she did some light weights…. nothing too over the top but she was there every day.  That’s how we knew she had the baby lol, the gym announced it a couple days later when we started asking if anyone had seen her. 

    Post # 10
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    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    about 3 seconds in.

    to be fair i was super sick and working two full time jobs, one overnight remodeling a store for expansion. (think dragging 16ft of shelves with those furniture pulley-ties type deal) and the other food service.

    Post # 11
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee

    I stopped in the 1st trimester.  Mostly because my doctor told me I wasn’t supposed to get my heart rate up over 150 bpm.  I have a high resting heart rate to begin with so it didn’t take much to get it over 150.  So I had to stop going to Boot Camp.  Then I started getting morning sickness and extremely tired and just haven’t gone back to any sort of routine (besides walking the dog 4 to 5 times a week).  I do finish my masters classes in 1.5 weeks…maybe then I’ll get back into working out.

    Post # 12
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    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @bebefly:  I’m with you!  I stopped like, the minute after I peed on the stick.  I could barely get out of bed I was so tired after that!

    Post # 13
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    5481 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I took about 2 months off, then as soon as I was feeling less like a bag of poop I got back into it.  I’m only 15 weeks and still able to do pretty much everything I was doing before, only much less intensely.  I’ll probably stop jogging in the next month or so, but only if it becomes uncomfortable.  I’ll probably keep up with swimming, cycling, elliptical, yoga, and aqua jogging as long as it’s comfortable to do so.

    Post # 14
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    5671 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m 38 weeks and still work out, just not at the intesity that I used to. When I got pregnant I had just got into running and tried to do 3-5 miles a night as well as hike every weekend. But I got really sick in the 1st trimester so I went to walking. I have still continued walking every night and doing moderate to easy hikes every weekend. I now make sure I have someone with me as starting at 37 weeks exercising became very difficult. 

    I have seen pilates and yoga classes for pregnant woman which might be something you want to look into. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @roxy821:  +1000 to the prenatal yoga classes. They are really fabulous. It’s nice to be surrounded by other knocked up ladies. And when the yoga is prenatal they focus on helping you stretch and strengthen things you will need later in pregnancy and during delivery (e.g. opening up those hips!)

    I did a 1/2 marathon the weekend before I found out, but got hit with the MS shortly thereafter and from there until the heat broke/second trimester I was pretty much sidelined (aside from trying to make it to the Trainer 1-2 a week).  Now I’m well into the 2nd trimester and go to the trainer x2 week to do strength training etc and I hit up prenatal yoga on the weekends.  I try to walk a lot as well.  I plan to get back into swimming next month (once all the tri people are out of the gym pool for the season).  Swimming I know is highly recommended esp in the 3rd trimester.

    Post # 16
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    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I did Zumba before I got pregnant & did stop that class. However, I kept going on hikes/long walks & did a prenatal yoga class every week until 41 weeks. Toward the end I started taking much shorter walks & I wish I hadnt. DS didn’t spend very much time with his head in my pelvis, so pushing was very hard.  

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