Exercise?

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Registered: 12-21-2004
Exercise?
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Tue, 09-09-2008 - 2:27pm

I'm just wondering what any of you are doing for exercise. I was very active before pregnancy - cycling classes, Zumba classes, adult clogging and dance classes, and I teach clogging, too.

But now at 7 weeks, I am too tired/exhausted/nauseous and unmotivated to do anything! I still teach clogging for 3 hrs a week, and take 1 clogging class a different night of the week (which I am re-thinking). And as for the rest, I just can't seem to get in gear to do anything.

Common sense tells me that I should probably force myself to change my new couch potato ways, but my brain and body say - are you kidding?

Any suggestions? How are you managing to get in exercising?

Tracy

Tracy, 40
DH, 44
DD-18, DD-15, DD-11, DSS-9, DS-2.5
due 4/27

Tracy, 40
DH, 44
DaD-28, DD-18, DD-15, DD-11, DSS-10, DS-3

pregnancy

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Registered: 04-05-2004
In reply to: tracylynn5404
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 4:39pm

I wasn't too active before getting preggers, but... I was walking every morning M-F.

Dina

Mommy to Danny (12/21/04) and Hayley (12/02/08)!!! 

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Registered: 11-18-2007
In reply to: tracylynn5404
Tue, 09-09-2008 - 10:43pm
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Registered: 12-24-2006
In reply to: tracylynn5404
Wed, 09-10-2008 - 6:58am

I think you should go along with what you feel like. I've always done alot of sport and during my first pregnancy, which didnt show until very late, I ran until the beginning of the 6th month. Then I walked 40 or 50 miles per week until the day before DD was born.


With this pregnancy, my belly popped out very early and I stopped running becuase I had abdominal aches and it felt wrong. I have been doing alot of walking and swimming, but when it gets too achy i stop. This time I have been doing yoga-stretching for pregnant women too, which has been terrific. My doctor is happy with my approach. Although i havent done it, I was advised to get a support belt for walking, etc. I think this may be a good idea...


You have plenty of time to take up exercise again in the second trimester when your energy comes back...


Torielle

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Registered: 09-19-2008
In reply to: tracylynn5404
Fri, 09-19-2008 - 8:45am

Hi there,


I'm also 7 weeks and can totally relate to your issues of feeling exhausted and sick all the time.