anybody working out during their pregnancy or planning to? i want to work out during my pregnancy until my doctor says to stop. oxygen magazine has a little article every month showing a pregnant woman doing weights.
I am 6 weeks pregnant and plan on exercising until I give birth or my doctor tells me to stop. I do take it easy, though. I spend 30 minutes on a recumbent bike, walk 1/2 a mile and then do light weight lifting (on the machines, not free weights...the gym I belong to gives very detailed instructions on how to use each machine). I read that you should not do anything that requires balance after the first trimester due to your growing belly throwing you off. I also read that weight machines are ideal (as opposed to free weights) because they keep you on a certain track, thus reducing the risk of overextending your newly flexible joints. I try to stay away from ab exercises (rowing, etc.). I use the bike every day and lift weights every other day. I also take my 3-year-old swimming a few days a week for about an hour at a time. I'm hoping this will make labor much more tolerable this time around!
I'm not pregnant, but www.babyfit.com
is a really cool site with lots of pregnancy workout tips.
I am a little over 12 weeks, and I try to work out daily. I have a recumbent bike at home, so I spend 40-60 minutes a day on that while my son naps. We also try to go for walks, but some days it's just too cold. I can't wait for spring! I walked tons when I was pregnant with my son, and I think it helped make labor easier, so I want to keep it up this time, too.
I worked out (Jazzercise) up until the last four weeks. Although I was not able to put as much effort into towards the end it made me feel better about myself. That said I still gained 40 pounds and still have 20 more to lose....
I've been doing a lot of reading on pregnancy and exercise. I am currently trying to stick to my 3x week work out routine but getting into the habit of swimming more. I also plan on still working with my personal trainer, who knows I am pregnant and has a lot of good ideas to modify my routine with her as I 'grow' :)
When I was pregnant with my first son, I did not exercise at all and ended up gaining 50lbs and only lost 20 after giving birth. With my second son I exercised everyday (rode my reciprocal bike for 1/2 hour a day and walked ALOT) not very strenuous, but need less to say I only gained 20lbs with the second and lost all plus some after having him. I would suggest talking with your dr. about exactly how strenous your exercise can be, but if everything is normal and low risk you should be able able to continue exercising! Also swimming is a wonderful exercise for pregnant women!!! Congrats and good luck!!!
with my last pregnancy (third son, now a year old) i was very consistent with walking, swimming, etc. not only did it help keep the weight gain minimal, it helped sooooo much with labor. i had all three w/o pain meds and his was the easiest, by far! i swore by a bellydancing class! i may have looked the fool, but you learn to control those ab muscles that are still lurking in there, and they have to work to push out that baby! also did lots of easy yoga to keep flexible (especially your hips). good luck to you!
Hi! I am 27 weeks pregnant and I have worked out pretty regularly... might I recommend Denise Austin Fit and Firm Pregnancy and also Buff Moms To Be, The Early Workout. Times when I have been to busy to exercise I definitely gain more than the recommended weight amount which is a bummer! I've gained 30 pounds...well 28...so far which I was hoping would be the total amount! So hopefully being kind of in shape will help after the baby gets here too. I shudder to think about what would have happen if I hadn't exercised at all!
My mom ran 5 days a week while pregnant with me. My running coach went into labor at 38 weeks while pregnant with her son. Other girls in my running group have kept running while they were pregnant. Being a runner myself and trying to get pregnant, my doctor advised me to cut down my mileage because of my hormones, but he said that I could continue to run once I get pregnant because my body is used to it.
i am six weeks pregnant and plan to workout through out my pregnancy. when i got pregnant with my first, i was underweight at the time and gained about 80 pounds!! this time around will be different! i am really excited to stay active, the added energy a morning workout gives me through out the day makes it worth while. gonna go scour the web for new videos, the ones i have will only last me about another month! congratulations ladies!
I just found out this last weekend that I am pregnant! I am very excited. our first born will be 6 on Saturday and we didn't think we would be able to have her and definatly weren't expecting or trying this time. God is wonderful!!!! so I need tips on working out. I had been jog/walking and lifting weights for about 2 weeks prior to finding out. Obviously I stopped jogging as my boddy is most definatly not used to it and I know you are not suppose to be outta breath when you work out. I had Preeclampsia with my daughter and I don't want that this time. I want to be able to just weigh the same (or less) at delivery that I weigh now. I am 235#'s and want this to be a healthy pregnancy. I had a not so great time last time and a bad birth experience. I have a great attitude this time with positive hopes. Any advice?
Hi, I found out that I am four weeks pregnant with my second child. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and didn't exercise at all, except a little bit of walking in my 2nd trimester. I gained 53 pounds with her and just recently lost all the weight. I WILL do things differently this time. I want to be able to run, but if I have to I will use the elliptical. I will continue to lift weights but not 'max out'. I am trusting that my body will tell me when I have done enough. I will also try and count calories, but I am just not sure how many I need to avoid the excessive weight. I am going to go to a nutritionist to see what they recommend.
working out while prego is a great idea just nothing more than what you would usually do. Listen to you body it will tell you when you are doing too much. Also I found swimming to be a great workout for me in the latter of my pregnacies. It lifts the weight off of you back and you get the resistance of the water too.