Post # 1
No… I’m not pregnant! But I really must settle this argument with Fiance.
To avoid biasing you, I won’t tell you what side I was on – but tell me (and all the other weight-anxious bees out there):
1. Did you work out?
2. How much did you work out? Until what month?
3. Was it easy to continue working out after baby?
4. How long did it take to lose the baby weight?
Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 3
Im only 8 weeks, but before i got pregnant i was working out alternating every other week:
2.5 miles 5 x per week
30 minutes a day on the eliptical
I have continued with this schedule so far, but the past 3 days i have been feeling really yucky so i have cut back some.
Post # 4
I kept up my same workout schedule at first, but mostly because I was training for a half marathon, which I ran when I was about 7 weeks pregnant. My exercise routine slacked off after that because I was moving, getting ready for the wedding and a new job… just too hectic! I’m 28 weeks now and still as active at work and around the house, but I haven’t been running or going to the gym since about 17 weeks. I can’t wait ’til a few weeks after baby gets here so I can start running again! Hopefully my answer to that last question will be “no time at all!!” 🙂
Post # 5
I totally did not work out during my pregnancy. I was worried that since I didn’t that I would have a difficult labor and delivery but for whatever reason, I had a fast labor and delivery. I’ve been looking forward to my 6-week postpartum follow up with my OB/GYN so I can get clearance to start exercising so I can begin getting back to a healthier weight. I was at my pre-pregnancy weight within one week postpartum, however, that was still above a healthy weight for my body so I still have a way to go to get where I should be.
Post # 6
I plan on going to the gym at least 3x a week or more all the way until my feet get too swollen to put my shoes on. So far I haven’t slacked off any, although there are some days that I don’t go as fast. You have to listen to your body in that regard, but there is no reason to stop going to the gym unless your doctor says so.
Post # 7
I just found out I’m pregnant but have every intention of continuing with my exercise as best as I can.
I work out 5 days a week, usually for an hour and a half with cardio and strength training combined. I like to run but I’ll likely try to add in a little more lower impact cardio as things progress.
That’s all I can answer from now and hopefully I actually stick to it :s
Post # 8
I have continued on my regular workout routine and plan to for the remainder of the pregnancy and so far, I have lost 30 pounds! eeeeee! I was never able to shed this weight before but being pregnant, my body seems to know what it does and doesn’t need. To answer your question: I’m continuing working out, just as much though it has gotten harder and I will let you know the rest when I have the kid! 🙂
Post # 9
My future sister-in-law was going to the gym and doing squats up until the week of her birth. She’s a tiny little thing and didn’t start to show until she was into the third trimester, had an easy birth, and ended up weighing less than she did *before* she got pregant. 😮
Post # 10
This is fascinating for me, keep the responses coming!
@firsttimemom: AWESOME! What an accomplishment!
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
1. Did you work out? No. Actually at my first pregnancy appointment my doc asked me if I work out regularly (before getting pregnant) and when I said no, she said, “well now’s not the time to start.” Like music to my ears 🙂
2. How much did you work out? Until what month? N/A
3. Was it easy to continue working out after baby? Obviously I’m not there yet but I plan to do what I’ve always done to stay lean which is pretty much portion control and watching what I eat.
4. How long did it take to lose the baby weight? Not there yet but fingers crossed that it won’t take long!
Post # 12
1. Did you work out? Not at all. And I totally completely regret it.
2. How much did you work out? Until what month? N/A
3. Was it easy to continue working out after baby? For me, I started working out totally differently after having my baby. I went to the gym for the first time in my life to try and shed the 60+lbs I gained. I’m now nearly back at my pre-pregnancy weight but I’m definitely in the best shape of my life. Prior to having my daughter, I never really “worked out.” I’d walk on the treadmill once in a while but to actually strength train or understand how to properly do cardio, etc, I had never done it before. Now I’ve taken charge of my health and am much more ‘in the know’ about what to do at the gym! 🙂
4. How long did it take to lose the baby weight? Well, like I said, I gained 60lbs so it wasn’t easy. I’m about 7lbs off my pre-pregnancy weight but I also have a lot more muscle on my body than I did before 🙂
Post # 13
I walked my entire pregnancy, about an hour or so a day. It wasn’t hard to keep it up after the baby; actually taking long walks every day helped my baby blues quite a bit and also helped speed my recovery. I was down to my pre-pregnancy weight really quick, like within a month, but I didn’t gain much during pregnancy because I was so sick.
Post # 14
I’m still pregnant so I can only answer the first two questions. I’m 29 weeks and still working out 5-7 days a week. I was a big runner and biker before pregnancy so that helped giving a good base. I’ve been able to run 5-8 miles a day still or ride the bike trainer inside since it was icy a lot last month for an hour or so. Still do modified sit ups and pushups and sometimes yoga. I’m hoping to be able to continue to run the whole time, it hasn’t been too bad yet except having to pee all the time.
Post # 15
1. Did you work out? yes
2. How much did you work out? Until what month? Well – I was really sick so took off the first 4 or so months. I did snowboard 2 days around week 12. Ran here and there in the middle but it was uncomfortable. Got really into spin during months 5-7. FINALLY enjoyed walking during my 3rd trimester and would walk for 45min – 1hr 3-4x/week. Walked 2 miles the morning I went into labor.
3. Was it easy to continue working out after baby? Not too bad. Gym has a daycare. Hubby is good about helping me fit in workouts. In the past 2 months I’ve really gotten into a routine of 4x/week. (Warren is 6.5 mos now)
4. How long did it take to lose the baby weight? At 6mo post partem I’m down -10 from pre-pregnancy weight. Gained 30. Have lost 40. (I’m 5’7″ and was 163 pre-preg. Athletic build. So not skinny – but not overwieght either) I think the breastfeeding made the weight drop off – but at this point it’s going to take effort to get the body back into ‘shape’ (toned).
Post # 16
I ride my bike a lot in the spring and summer and fall, but in the winter my workout is down to about 1-2 days a week at the gym (on the weekends) and that’s about it. I have heard, like what Nachos said, that you are not supposed to start an exercise program when you are pregnant. You can keep up the level of activity your body was doing pre pregnancy. But I know I’ve heard doctors encourage pregnant women to work out when they never have before- maybe they recommend sticking to a low impact exercise? I’m not really sure.
Anyways, it’s still icy and cold here, but I am hoping everything thaws out by the next few weeks and I can start riding my bike again. I am tired of the gym.