(Closed) What’s your pregnancy workout plan?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@CEtoSAHM:  I pretty much can only walk at this point without wanting to die from loss of breath (21 weeks now). Prior to pregnancy I worked out at the gym 2 hours a day and did Zumba every other day. Ahh the good ole days.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been doing aquacise classes, they are great for allowing me to control my heart rate, and I have been having a lot of fun.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My first trimester was rough, so I didn’t do too much.  Second trimester, I’m feeling a lot better and I’m working out on the elliptical every day and once every other week I meet with a personal trainer.  I’m also walking a lot.  I know a lot of people do swimming or water aerobics or prenatal yoga. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m at 15 weeks and have fairly steadily kept up 3 days at the gym.  Not great, but I did stick with it through the entire first trimester.  Once a week I do a boot camp class still (push ups, squats, lunges, weights, abs) and it is tough.  Almost immediately I had a much tougher time breathing and I get out of breath very quickly.  From the research I’ve done it seems to be due to the increase in blood flow from being pregnant.  I modify the high intensity stuff like jumping jacks and I take more breaks than I used to.  Today was class and I’m noticing it’s getting tougher and tougher.  My instructor and fellow classmates are awesome though, and they tell me to keep coming to class even if I just march in the back the whole time.  I love them!  The other days I’ll do the elliptical or the treadmill, but both are at a much slower pace than I previously could do them.  I also just started prenatal yoga, which is surprisingly challenging, and it’s definitely a good workout.  I can make it through the workouts ok, but I get really tired during the week and need more sleep which is why I only do 3 days a week.  I’m hoping to stick with it as long as I can.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I was a regular worker-outer πŸ™‚ before pregnancy.  Had to cut back for IVF, and was dead tired in the first tri, so I just walked when I had enough energy then.  Now that I’m feeling better (starting about wk 13) I’m trying to get into a steady routine.  Right now that means 30 minutes on the treamill, walking, about 10 minutes of arm work with light weights, and some squats and lunges depending on how my hips feel.  I’m trying to do it every day.  I will say that on the treadmill, I’m walking really slow, and it still feels fast.  Like I went from running at a 6.5-7.0 to walking at 2.5-3.0 mph.  I added the arms, since I figure I’m going to need strong arms to haul around 2 babies, and my doctor says the lower body work will help mitigate hip and back pain.

Glad to hear that most of us are in the same boat! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I am currently 12 weeks and up until today ::sigh:: I kept up a routine of kickboxing 3  times/ week with 1 day of cycling and 1 day of zumba or yoga… Sadly I’ve been experiencing lower abdominal pain the following day after kickboxing so I think its about that time to stop πŸ™ I will just pick up 2 extra days of cycling to keep up with my workout plan. I enjoy eating “good” (aka pastrami burgers, mexican & thai food, ice-cream etc) food too much to stop working out completely.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m only in week 5 but I’m aiming to keep walking my dog at least once, if not twice a day for as long as I possibly can.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was running ~20 miles a week prior to becoming pregnant but soon after I got a BFP I was just too tired to run. So for weeks 5-12 I mostly power walked with a friend ~4 miles, 3 days a week and tried to get in at least one other form of excercise each week (yoga, light lifting, etc.). Since 12 weeks (I’m current 18 weeks) I’ve been feeling like my old self again and I’ve returned to the gym and I aim to make it to 2 spin classes and 2 prenatal yoga classes each week, plus at least 1-2 long walks. Note, I tend not to push nearly as hard in spin as I used to and I find some days are just much harder than others. I’m hoping that I can keep this routine up until my thrid trimester.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Pre-pregnancy I ran about 15 a week and did Jillian Michael’s workouts for a total of 4 workouts a week.  In the first trimester, I continued to jog (but jogged a LOT slower than pre-pregnancy) and did elliptical for about 30 minutes – 4 days a week total – I cut out Jillian Michaels (my heartrate skyrockets during these workouts).  But, I had a pretty easy first trimester.  I stopped jogging around 19 weeks because it started getting uncomfortable (pressure in my uterus).  Now, at almost 24 weeks, I’m still going to the gym 4 days a week and do elliptical for 30 minutes and sometimes hand weights afterwards.  I vary up the level of resistence depending on how I’m feeling.  Assuming I have no problems, I plan to continue to go to the gym (either elliptical or walking) right up until I deliver!

I am proud of myself for staying active and really felt like fitness was an important part of my life pre-pregnancy….and I just didn’t want to give that up.  My OB and midwife (and hubby) all agree.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly, the only thing I have been able to keep up with while pregnant is yoga. Ive done a few pre-natal yoga classes and a few regular ones where the teacher made a few modifications for me.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was pretty active before becoming pregnant and have tried my best to keep up with a 4 day/week gym schedule. I’m 13.5weeks and have been lucky not to have experienced much morning sickness. I’ve definitely cut back on the intensity of my workouts and have been sticking with cycling/eliptical for 30-40 mins and light weights. I would like to do some prental yoga too but there isn’t really anywhere near me that has it. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Honestly, the only exercise I have gotten since my first trimester is when I leave my house to go shopping or to the grocery store.

I have insanely high Bridal Party and was put on bed rest, so I really can’t exercise much. I thought I would gain a ton of weight, but I am 26 weeks and still only up 13 pounds (ALL of my muscle has turned to flab though). πŸ™ πŸ™

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I should add that despite my workouts, I’m up about 13 pounds at 24 weeks (which I think is pretty normal even without exercise).  And have tons of cellulite!

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