Post # 1
Any bees actively working out during their pregnancies?
I’m only about 5 weeks along, but my normal activities I’ve been sticking to include:
- Running (alternating jogging & speed walking)
- Walking outdoors
- Shaun T Rock Your Body videos
- Lunges, squats, leg lifts
Normally, I do about 45 mins of cardio/strength training during my lunch and then a 20 minute walk at night with my pup.
What workouts do others do? I could use some new ideas! 🙂
Post # 3
I’ll hit 6 weeks on Wednesday. I usually go to a gym called Koko Fitclub and do strenght and cardio exercises. I can lift/ squat up to 90ish lbs, so I’m a bit nervous about doing my full on strength workouts. I’m mainly sticking to 15-30 min of cardio each day. (Though truth be told I’ve been a slug the past week)
Post # 4
I’m 26 weeks and I’ve been really exhausted (diagnosed with thyroid cancer last week, so I think it’s thyroid related, not pregnancy related) but I still really enjoy zumba. I use an XBOX game of it and it has low to high impact, which is nice because some days I just can’t really do a powerful workout.
I’m not a gym goer though or super into fitness. I just like to make my workouts fun so I stick with them 🙂 I enjoy kickboxing of any sort as well, but I haven’t been able to summon up the energy for those in a few weeks, sadly.
Post # 5
I’m 12 weeks and I rotate between yoga, weights, running and spinning. I usually work out about 4-6 days a week for about an hour a time. I’ve decreased my weights a little bit because I’m not as strong as I was pre-pregnancy and I’m running a slower pace than I was before but not so much consciously, just listening to my body.
Yoga helps the most with my growing pains but I feel better after just about any work out! I’m considering joining a prenatal studio during my third trimester but I’m going to keep up with my regular workouts until I can’t anymore.
Post # 6
I am walking on the treadmill 4-5 days a week before work for 45 minutes. Not as much as some of you other bees, but I do think it has helped with my weight gain and such (I’m 28 weeks). Hopefully I can keep it up to at least 34 weeks.
Post # 7
I’m only 5 wks, but plan to continue crossfitting through my pregnancy. I may mix in yoga over the summer bc my box is not air conditioned and preggos have to be careful not to overheat!
Post # 8
Well I’m 17 weeks, and I totally ditched running and working out because of morning sickness. Now that I’m feeling kind-of-less-crappy, I walk about 4 miles a day.
Pregnancy has been the world’s most awesome weight loss tool for me. I’m down 15 pounds and skinnier than I was on our wedding day, with boobs 4 times the size!
Post # 9
Lifting the cheeto into my mouth.
Just kidding, Elliptical and walking.
Post # 10
I’ve been doing bar method four times a week for the last year. I’m 18 weeks along now, and I’ve been able to mostly keep it up (though I did have to run out of a class once when morning sickness struck- SO embarassing!). I’ve found that the stretching really helps and I sleep better on days that I do it.
I’ve also been trying to walk a couple times a week but lately I’ve been choosing sleep instead. 🙂
Post # 11
I FINALLY dragged my tubby rear to the gym today. I talked with the staff, and there is a modified pregnancy strength training plan they can put me on so I can keep working out without worrying that I’ll screw something up.
Post # 12
@MrsMaskatoBe: hahaha this made me lol. I lift food into my mouth AND run to the bathroom. If that isn’t a well-rounded workout, I don’t know what is.
I’m 9 weeks along and have been too sick to do much of anything lately, but I’m really looking forward to getting back in the pool! I imagine it’ll be a great workout AND relief especially once I’m belly-large and sore later on.
Post # 13
@MadTownGirl: Congratulations! I’m almost 33 weeks along now. I’ve been doing the elliptical, power walking outside, prenatal yoga and Physique 57 videos. Generally I work out about 5 days a week for an hour each day. I found a prenatal power yoga video on yogadowload.com that’s great, and I emailed the folks at Physique 57 and they sent me some prenatal modifications for their videos. Only in the past few weeks or so have I noticed things getting substantially harder. I did the yoga video yesterday, and it was definitely harder to balance. I like the Physique videos, because they are low impact. For the past month or so, I’ve just skipped the ab sections of the videos because even the modifications don’t feel great. I also do a few of the ten minute workouts on Fit Pregnancy’s youtube channel. I’m glad I’ve been able to continue working out throughout the pregnancy, because despite all of this, and a pretty healthy diet, I’ve already gained 35 lbs. I can’t imagine what it would be if I hadn’t! Good luck to you!
Post # 14
@mamadingdong: wow I’m impressed that you’re going to continue Crossfit! I did it for about 3 months or so before I was pregnant. The week I found out I was pregnant I was dying at xfit and couldn’t figure out why. Once I found out I was pregnant I was worried it might be a little intense and stopped. I kind of wish I had kept going and toned the workouts down but I was so bagged there was no way I could do it.
I just walk puppy for about 45 mins on my days off. Once I start maternity/ early medical leave I’m going to get into a prenatal yoga clasS as well. The problem with that now is I can’t find drop in classes and I work a rotation of 4 on 4 off 5 on 5 off.
Post # 15
I plan on doing Yoga and some resistence training to keep toned. =)
Post # 16
@LyndzJM: well, we will see how it goes! My workouts haven’t been that great due to low energy. There are 4 pregnant girls at my box so they are my inspiration. I have lots of modifications already- I got sick from kb swings on Monday!