Exercise anyone?

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Exercise anyone?
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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 3:41pm

I have been

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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 4:56pm
I have been moderately active with the goal of being able to still exercise durning pregnancy. I plan to do 20 min of the prenatal Pilates DVD I have 2-3 time a week and 30 min of the prenatal yoga one 1-2 times just for relaxation. I am really self-conscious about my body so I prefer to exercise at home. My midwife says that's fine and just to slow it down if I feel exhausted or in pain.

Jenn (28) & DH Zach (28)
Married 9/24/2005

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Sun, 01-01-2012 - 8:27pm

I've slacked off the last two weeks due to a crazy work schedule and the holidays, but I'm a gym regular. I work out about 4 times a week and go to group fitness classes, like Turbo Kick, Body Attack, Body Pump and Spin. I worked out through 8 months with my last pregnancy (started dilating at 8 months, so needed to ease up). I hope to do the same this time around. I'm planning on going back to the gym for the first time in two weeks tomorrow morning for a Body Pump class. I've been super tired lately due to the pregnancy, but usually have my most energy first thing in the morning - so that's the time I try to get to the gym. I love bouncing and jumping around in my cardio classes. Can't wait to see how it goes this pregnancy! Working out really makes me feel good. In fact, I think it helps with the queasiness of the first tri. I have had more nausea the last two weeks... and I think a big part of that has been a lack of my workout time lately. I also hope to limit weight gain. I think I gained 35 lbs last time around... I'd like to stay closer to 25 lbs this time.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 11:26am

This is my 3rd pregnancy and with my first two I was a workout nut.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 6:55pm

Oh Wow you ladies are making me feel guilty. I loathe gyms, and since I've never had a weight problem I've just never bothered.

Expecting baby #1 August 8th 2012! It's a girl!
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:47am

I make myself go because I always feel better after I do.

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 11:53am

I have to say that the 1st trimester fatigue is pretty tough to

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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 5:25pm

Before I got pregnant I would do martial arts 2 times per week plus gym or elliptical in my garage.

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Registered: 11-20-2000
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 6:44pm

I tend to find that the days I exercise I have more energy. I really shouldn't act like a workout hero thought, cause I'm not. i've been sick with a cold all week and no gym time, no energy at all. But when I'm just my normal 1st tri self, I find working out in the morning is better for me because late afternoon and evening I'm pretty exhausted.

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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 5:30pm
I got the go-ahead to run, so I'm back to hittin' the pavement! Woot! Nothing makes me happier :)
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