View Full Version : Exercise, exercise, exercise!
12-05-2011, 07:40 PM
I currently do kickboxing twice a week and weight training once a week and yoga every so often when I'm in the mood. I would prefer to not have to give my workout routines. I know I'll have to modify it at some point... i.e. no sit-ups, mountain climbers and squat jump kicks, etc. I guess the question I have is.... at what point is that point? Anyone else here a workout junkie and going try to continue their regiment for as long as possible??
I clicked around the internet a bit and so far the answers I found say it's okay so as long as it something I'm use to doing, I don't "over do" it, and I drink plenty of water before during and after. I've been doing this since my DD was about 18 months. I would hate to be stationary and lose all my muscle mass I worked so hard to build.
12-06-2011, 07:06 AM
Not currently pregnant but I continued my exercise routine with both my pregnancies up until around the 32wk mark. I mainly ran long-distance and did step aerobics and some strength training with max of 20lbs of weight. My dr advised me against the weight training once I hit 30wks so I stopped (she said I could lose balance and fall). She also advised that I slow down when I was running if I got BH contractions. So what ended up happening is that around 32wks I was practically walking on my run so had to just walk in the end. With my most recent pg I never stopped moving up until the day I delivered, but I was only walking 30 min a day then. I could still do a sit up at delivery (never heard they were harmful).
So I say stay with your routine - just listen to your body. If you get lots of BH contractions, slow down til they stop. Modify your routine as your pg progresses and don't over do it. :)
12-06-2011, 08:53 AM
I have continued my exercise routine (still doing it) and really haven't modified anything so far...I do kettlebells 3x/week (I did get a pregnancy DVD for it though just to be sure of the lifting, etc.) and I do a lot of walking several times/week.
If it's something you have been doing I'd continue and your body will definitely tell you when to slow down. I think it's a great way to stay in shape while pregnant and will hopefully make recovery that much faster.
12-06-2011, 08:53 AM
So I say stay with your routine - just listen to your body. If you get lots of BH contractions, slow down til they stop. Modify your routine as your pg progresses and don't over do it.
I'm definitely not as active as I was with my first pg ...so I'm one to talk....but there's no reason you can't continue to do most things. Listen to your body (you're pretty in-tune, it seems) and give yourself the much-needed YOU time!
12-06-2011, 09:31 AM
I taught bootcamp every week even when I was 2 weeks overdue.
As long as you feel good and have no complications, keep on doing what you're doing.
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