Health & Exercise

1st trimester

work out or not??

i've always been fit. up until i got pregnant with DS#1. then i slowly slacked off... with doing yoga every now & then. we had alot going on the past couple months, couldn't find time to really start working out again. it was my ny's resolution, to get back into the gym. but yesterday we just got a BFP - EXCITING. but i feel so out of shape..and i hate it. i dont want to stress myself or the baby...but what can i do to feel a little better about working out... any recommendations?? TIA 

Re: 1st trimester

  • Definitely work out. Walk on the treadmill for 30 mins, swim, etc. It doesn't have to be a crazy work out since you weren't really active before, but being active while pregnant is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.
  • I was running around 2 miles a day + doing weight training a few days a week as well pre preg . But since it was so difficult to get preggo I am taking a workout vacay till the 2nd trimester then im gonna start back to a less intense regime. GL to you :)
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  • It took us a long time to get pregnant and even though tI knew that exercise wasn't bad or wouldn't "do" anything to the pregnancy, I still backed off A LOT.  Also, I was very tired.  Pre-pregnancy I ran 6 miles 5 days a week- 1st trimester I did a combo of very slow, gentle running and walking for 4 miles maybe 3-5 times a week.  That changed at about 15 weeks.  I got more energy, I was comfortable with the pregnancy, and I found that I could get back to my pre-pregnant routine (but still a lot slower).  

    Like the pp said, don't completely stop your activity.  If you're tired or don't feel comfortable, it's still important to get yourself out there and at least walk.  That way when you do feel better you've still maintained a certain level of fitness.  Plus, the activity really helps keep uncomfortable symptoms away (I found that I had no m/s and the activity lessened the back pain I was getting!). 

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