Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2020 - Our home and the two acres it sits on
So, I’m not an exerciser. I’m just not. I did yoga a few times a week for a while, but I tend to be pretty sedentary. Ironically, I’d just started to be able to snowboard decently after biking for a month or so, then I got pregnant.
Now that first tri is over, I’m still feeling pretty terrible, so I’m cleaning up my diet and going to start some kind of exercise to see if it helps. There don’t seem to be any prenatal yoga classes in my area, and the one I used to go to is a) a bunch of retired people and b) at 10:30 in the morning (which explains a).
Suggestions? Hubby and the dogs and I walk, but every time we do, even a little bit, I toss my cookies. I’m running out of areas that aren’t someone’s yard to do that, so that seems out. (In my defense, our area is super hilly and really, any motion in the evenings makes me want to toss my cookies.
Yes, still. At 15 weeks. (Pretend you didn’t read that.)
I could try a prenatal yoga DVD… other ideas? I’m a little chicken to ride bikes again, since it’s not ideal if you think you’re going to puke.
What are you guys doing, exercise-wise?
Post # 3
I was going to suggest a DVD. What about just doing stretches? You could also take longer walks and walk at a faster pace. Ive heard that the best thing for nausea is ginger – it helps to settle the stomach. Eating straight ginger or snacking on ginger snaps especially helps. Have you talked to your doctor about any ideas?
I also just googled “Exercise for pregnant women” and it came up that swimming is one of the best ones you can do. Maybe you could go to a local YMCA?
Post # 4
I don’t want to make you feel any worse, but I puked through my first and second trimester! I did pregnant yoga when I was 6months along, well I’m not exactly sure what the class was called but it was yoga for prego ladies, and thats about all the excersize I did besided walking. Everyone told me the morning sickness would go away in the second trimester, so I woke up in week13 thinking finally I’m not going to be sick but it didn’t happen!
Post # 5
DVD’s combined with some weight training is something you could do at home. Buy some weights at Target and start working on your arms since all mommy’s want awesome looking arms! It’s easy and you can get a lot of reps in over the course of a day if your cookies are doing well.
Post # 6
Lots of great DVDs out there for prenatal exercise, including yoga!
I did this one for the first time tonight (even though I’m 34-1/2 weeks) and loved it:
For some background on me, I AM an exerciser, but have really tapered off during pregnancy because I have always been worried about safety of certain exercises. I’m trying to get back into it for the last five weeks with walking, using the elliptical trainer and following DVDs that I consider to be very safe.
Post # 7
Not pregnant but have you tried taking walks? I go throw times when working out seems like the last thing i want to be doing. i mange my weight by walking the dog everyday and if im ambitious enough i walk on the treadmill with weights of at an incline.
Post # 8
She said that walking makes her throw up….
Like the ladies above, I would suggest DVDs! I mean obviously you don’t want to bust out the p90x or get shredded with shemales, but a nice prenatal yoga or pilates dvd should help. Tracy Anderson has a mat workout dvd that might be doable. Or maybe swimming or water aerobics? I mean, if you feel like you have to hurl, water is right there! Hah..
Here’s hoping you feel better soon though, I’m sure exercising and moving around is anything but appealing.
Post # 9
I’ve been lucky since I haven’t had any morning sickness during my pregnancy so far. I’m 23 weeks and I started exercising on the second trimester. I usually do a 5 min. warm up, 15-20 min. weights (2-3x a week) and 30-45 min. cardio (3-4X a week, walking or jogging on the treadmill).
I read walking is the safest and best choice as well as swimming. Hope you find something you enjoy. Good luck!
Post # 10
No experience with pregnancy myself but I remember my cousin swimming all throughout her pregnancy and loving it. I’d say get a kick board and just putz around to start, see how it feels. Good luck and I hope the nausea goes away soon. I’m pretty sure I’ll get it bad when I get there and am NOT looking forward to that part.
Post # 11
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pregnancy-Workout-vol/dp/B000BLKJ5E
I’m not generally a fan of workout DVDs, but it’s pretty good. There’s not a whole lot of moving around, it’s mostly toning kind of stuff (but at a pace that will still get your heartrate up). The woman in it isn’t annoyingly perky and she has a fun accent. 🙂
Swimming is supposed to be great, but requires a.) that you have access to a pool and b.) either don’t care, or have the energy/motivation to do the requisite grooming.
Post # 12
I puked throughout my pregnancy, but it got A LOT better for me around 18 weeks; it still might turn around for you!
I did the Wii Fit Yoga, which I think is a good option if you have a Wii. Also, there are some exercises that a) are easy for pregnant women to do and b) help prepare you for birth. You can do tailor sitting, pelivc tilts, and squats, which will help you get a little more active, but still are easygoing enough they shouldn’t make you puke.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
I am also SO not an exerciser… and I would definitely second all the suggestions to try a DVD… I can’t get over how much I am loving my prenatal yoga class. It seriously helps me to be SO much more comfortable as I get bigger and bigger. I bought a prenatal yoga DVD to try, but can’t tell you about it because it’s still in the plastic (oops). Turns out I need to pay for a class to get any motivation up to do it, but I still can’t recommend it enough.
Post # 14
Weight training could be good. Go slow and don’t overexert yourself but building muscle burns calories and also having some muscle strength will probably help you thru labor and delivery as well as afterwards.
Post # 15
Honestly, when I was pregnant with Moose, I couldn’t exercise because I was sick the whole time. Instead, I just watched what I ate. Yes, it sucked, but everything made me puke when I moved around. My thought is don’t feel bad if you can’t move around. Do what little things you can and call it a day. You are growing another person inside you; it’s a lot of work already.
Post # 16
I am 8 weeks pregnant and I found out in the middle of starting a personal trainer. We do alot of ballet bar work and pilates. It kicks your butt, but it is low impact and she is showing me ways to improve the main muscles that will be affected during the pregnancy. I have found myself gaining more energy as we do them.