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06-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Has anyone taken a prenatal yoga class before? I was thinking about signing up for a class at our hospital's fitness center, but I've never done regular yoga... and I'm not exactly coordinated, so just wondering if anyone has any experience or thoughts on that. Do you need previous experience?
What do you guys do for exercise? I was on my feet all day for work with my first. With my second I was working in an office, sitting all day, so I would go to the mall and walk on my lunch hour. After he was born I started running - I'd like to do that for as long as I can, but I know in a couple months that won't be the most comfortable thing to do :) It would be nice to have an alternative, I guess.
06-15-2012, 06:17 AM
Funny you should mention yoga, my husband's friend is running a class at the local birthing center! I start next week. Also looking forward to swimming in our pool once it warms up a bit more. Swimming is supposedly the ideal form of exercise for PG women.
06-15-2012, 07:04 AM
Exercise? What's this foreign word you speak of?! OH if you mean chasing after 3 toddlers all. day. long then yes I do!! :laugh::laugh::crazy: That's honestly about teh only exercise I get. Aside from running up and down stairs to do laundry in between chasing them around. I will start working out when I'm allowed after the baby comes, but honestly I've never really been one to work out. Ever. I hate sweating :laugh:
06-15-2012, 08:48 AM
I had to give up the stuff i was doing...hot yoga (really hard work outs) and an intense circuit training class and i was also going to go back to Muay Thai but i cannot do that as it may be dangerous....the dr. told me both were too intense and that i should try and find something different....
i haven't now worked out for about 4 weeks and feel terrible about it but as soon as i get better from the MS i am going back to a cardio combat class....it is at the same gym I was doing Muay Thai but i talked to them and they will modify for me and let me go at my own pace....the class name is weird as it is almost like circuit but we can also do some punching....the good thing on that class is i dont have to hold the pads for others to punch or kick which is the dangerous part for me...plus they don't punch or kick on that class that often....anyway i probably confused the bejesus out of you...(muay thai is type of kickboxing practiced in thailand but it is like fighting not like just a cardio class...i have pink boxing gloves for it and i love it).....ok that is it on my end....
06-15-2012, 10:04 AM
I have been getting on the elliptical to watch greys anatomy like 5x a week. I'm being much better about it than I was with dd. I have a student doing prenatal yoga and she absolutely loves it.
06-15-2012, 10:21 AM
I'm on my feet all day at work, does that count?? I have back and joint problems, so the best I can do is light walking, or swimming if I find a place to go.
06-16-2012, 07:00 AM
I've done regular yoga before and like you am pretty uncoordinated :) I just tend to go to the back of the room so I can't see how bad I look in the mirror. I currently am walking every night after dinner. Between the morning (all day) sickness and fear of loosing another baby (irrational but thats the way it is) I'm going to wait unitl my second trimester to get back on the elliptical.
06-16-2012, 03:08 PM
Chasing after kids and standing all day are definitely exercise in my book. Unfortunately, I'm stuck sitting at a desk all day and I'm afraid I'll blow up if I don't do something! Maybe I'll have to try the class and see how it goes - and I'll definitely have to stay in the back of the room!
The prenatal classes at our YMCA are right during my sweet daughter's new consolidated afternoon nap. Boohoo! I've been trying to run (it's getting hot here in Texas), walk, and swim when I can. There is NOTHING better than swimming to me during pregnancy! It makes me feel like a million bucks to be "lighter" especially in the later weeks.
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