First trimester weight gain

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If you can’t do your regular runs, I suggest doing brisk walking 2 times a day! I found walking helps with nausea/heartburn as well. I also find myself needing to eat every 2-3 hours, and I basically try to split my usual meal into multiple meals – so at the end of the day, I’m not eating too much more. But I don’t bother trying to eat healthy just yet. I just eat whatever I crave at that moment and what looks/sounds/tastes good, even if it’s pizza. Just in smaller quantities than usual is all.

I’m almost 11 weeks, and while I haven’t gained any weight (maybe a pound), I know I lost a lot of my muscle from not being able to exercise in the past two months or so and that’s probably why the scale hasn’t budged yet. If it makes you feel any better, I can’t wear my old pants because it feels super tight around my lower belly – and this started really early on, like 6-7 weeks. Yesterday I got a pair of maternity pants for work, because I just couldn’t deal with my normal work pants anymore (been sitting at my desk with the zipper down and open. Haha). All in all, I’m not too concerned. I’ll ease into exercising come second trimester when I’m feeling better and it’s safer for me to exercise.

Post # 17
2380 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

zebra10 :  To those who kept exercising, did you follow the “should still be able to carry on a conversation” rule?

Yep, I did.  I kept the intensity really low (walked up hills when running, etc).  There’s definitely no need to push it, and your heartrate will be inherently higher already because you have so much more blood in your veins.

I also only exercised maybe a couple days a week if that!  Until the last few months, when I haven’t done a damn thing because being upright is tiring enough….

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