First trimester has brought exercise to a halt

posted 3 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yes! I didn’t work out 1st tri because I was so sick, afraid of it, and travelling so much. But I’ve been back since 12 weeks and it’s going great. I do 2-3 barre classes a week plus yoga and walk 5-7 KMs per day. 

Yesterday, I did an intense barre class and walked 12 KMs. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

indiblue :  You’re growing a human child and running around after a toddler while working. It is okay to accept your limitations. Sometimes we need to position our dilemmas as if a friend that we cared about was coming to us with these issues. Would you guilt them or be supportive? Probably supportive. Give yourself a break.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

First tri I was really only doing long walks, easy yoga and a couple cycling classes where I took it slow. Once i started feeling better, I was able to get back to a more normal (but not 100% where I was pre-preg). Third tri now and I’m still going strong. More modifications needed now obviously, but still doing most of the same activities as before pregnancy. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

First tri was definitely a struggle to get through my workouts. I was so sick. I slowed down a bit and didn’t do much cardio weeks 9-12. But I found that getting my blood moving before lunch time made me feel a bit better and I could eat some more food than cheerios. I was able to exercise as normal in the 2nd tri and modify a bit in the 3rd. Though now that I am 35 weeks I am starting to slow down again because I am just exhausted.  I am so impressed that women can carry on with a FT job, a toddler and pregnancy. Toddlers are mini workouts in themselves! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

indiblue :  I always felt guilty not going but I couldn’t even really eat food so I had no energy for working out. 1st tri was hard. I’ve only started feeling good again the past month or so (I’m 19 weeks). Don’t beat yourself up because you will get there! I don’t know if you know Kayla Itsines but she’s a fitness guru and even she couldn’t work out till after 16 weeks. Soooo I think we’re good! Haha. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was a runner before pregnancy. First trimester all i did was work, sleep, barely eat and puke. By the second i felt a lot better but when i tried to go back to running i was completely wiped after a few meters….. I gave up exercise completely outside of brisk walking for the rest of my pregnancy. 

Im jealous of the people who can continue running or even decent exercise throughout the 9 months. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - City, State

I couldn’t do any work outs from weeks 4-13. I was partly terrified of miscarrying again but also so nauseous I couldn’t even stomach the thought! I’m 25 weeks now and since week 14 I’ve worked out 3x a week minimum – sometimes more, but I’m really paying attention to what my body needs and not putting too much pressure. It definitely is hard to adjust to as I used to work out 5-6 days a week but 3x feels good and anything more is just a good week! I incorporate weights and am loving tone it ups pregnancy options!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Really glad to see these responses!! I haven’t been able to do more than walk the dog, and it’s way less than my normal mileage with him. No weights and haven’t even come close to want to go to the gym for my usual kickboxing or cycling classes. I’ve never been so exhausted / fatigued in my life and I am SO sick. Honestly, we need to remind ourselves that our body is doing so much and it’s okay to relax! I am hoping that I feel relief in the 2nd trimester much like some of you ladies are saying. My poor dog isn’t quite understanding why I can barely make it a mile instead of our typical 3. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

I’m not far ahead of you (13 weeks), but my nausea/fatigue have lessened some in the last few weeks and I’ve been able to get more workouts in. I’m definitely not at the intensity I was before getting pregnant, but I’m able to do some strength training and cardio. 

Hopefully, as you start to feel better, you’ll be able to do the exercise that makes you feel good. But I imagine chasing a toddler counts as a fair bit of exercise too, so don’t discount yourself too much!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Yes! My RE benched me during first Tri due to a sub chorionic hemmhorage. I was able to pick up my regular workouts 3-4 times a week during 2nd Tri and had to quit in early 3rd Tri. I do Reformer Pilates and even just being active for about 14-15 weeks of my pregnancy really helped during and after.

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