(Closed) What exercise did you do (or are you doing) while pregnant?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
47429 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did everything I normally did except I dropped horseback riding in my last trimester.

Post # 4
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

After the first tri fatigue/nausea faded, I walked, swam, and did prenatal yoga.  It was awesome and I was actually able to healthfully (and under doctor supervision) lose weight while pregnant through exercise and healthy eating.  Nothing like leaving the hospital lighter than you were pre-pregnancy!

Post # 5
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I almost stopped at first because I was too nauseated and tired. Once that passed, I resumed my karate training (modified of course), I attend aerobics classes and I do DVDs at home. I try to work out every time I feel good, and if I am too tired, I dont. Usually that will give me 3 to 5 times a week.

I bought Fit Mama pregnancy workout DVD, but given that I was pretty fit to begin with, I do not find it challenging enough for me so I keep it for the days when I really don’t feel like training but need a kick in the butt. The good thing about it is that it’s cut in 3 different segments, so when I start to get bored with one, it’s the end and another one begins.

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve cut way back from pre-pregnancy– I just haven’t had as much energy or desire, and baby prep takes a lot of time!  But as for what I have been doing– I’ve been walking, doing zumba & yoga. During my 1st trimester, walking was especially great– when I felt like I was going to fall asleep (at 6pm or something way too early), I’d go for a walk and that helped me stay awake until a more reasonable bed time. 

Post # 7
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been doing prenatal Pilates and yoga as well as walking.  First trimester was worthless.  I was so tired, all I could do was go home and sleep!  I am now 35 weeks and still able to do the yoga and pilates.  I love them both!

Post # 8
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are currently TTC, but I plan on trying to continue the workout routine I am on now. I typically jog 1-2 days a week (4-5 miles each) and cross-fit train 2 days. My crossfit coaches will not let me continue there if I take more than a week off during pregnancy, so hopefully I won’t be so exhausted that I can’t continue. 

I do think I might try to get into some prenatal pilates, like 

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MzMarzipan, too, just because I really enjoy pilates. 

Post # 9
423 posts
Helper bee

I played volleyball in college and was very active.  I had been training for a 100 mile bike ride when I got pregnant so I did that ride in my first trimester and continued playing volleyball (no diving) until maybe my 3rd trimester.  I did prenatal yoga 2x a week as well.  I did have a relatively easy pregnancy though!  

Post # 10
6884 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly, I was using our elliptical machine until found out was pregnant, between getting married within a month and half to finding out and just plain ole fatigue I haven’t been on it since. I do try to go walking, but it is been so hot and humid here this summer and I can’t take the humidity that my walking is severly limited.

Post # 11
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

My friend and I went to water aerobics. We were the youngest people there, but it was a lot of fun!!

Post # 12
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I continued on my elliptical machine, gave up the horse riding, my horse was a little to green for my to be riding while pregnant, walking some when its not 106 outside. 

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