When pg with the twins, I mostly walked and biked in the 2nd and 3rd tri. I swam occasion and lifted light free weights about 3 xs a week.
While pg with my singleton, I exercised 6-7 days a week about 30-60 min. and at various levels. I took a class called Body Pump and just modified it when doing chest work or floor work (2-3 xs/wk). I ran up until about 27 weeks (jogged at a slower pace) and then mostly stuck with the elliptical (on level 7-9) until delivery.
I just made sure to check in with my OB about my exercise and made sure to listen to my body.
6 days a week for 60 - 90 minutes. I was very active before pregnancy.
The pregnancy workouts were a mix of running, group classes (aerobics, water aerobic,etc.) strength training, walking, and yoga to help me sleep.
I am a group fitness instructor. At the time I was pregnant with DS, I taught 4-6 classes per week (until I was 41 weeks pregnant). . . Bodypump, Bodycombat, and TRX.
I also did some of my own light workouts (elliptical) a few times a week.
When I was pg with DD, I had a desk job, but I still worked out every day.
I spin once a week (50 min), lift weights 2-3 times a week (35 minute sessions), and mix in elliptical and/or treadmill (anywhere from 30-45 min sessions).
I am a runner, but I gave that up around 20 weeks because it just didn't feel good to me anymore!
First tri I was running about 20-25 mpw.
Around 22 weeks, I stopped runnign because it was starting to cause too much pain and pressure. At 23 weeks, my MFM told me only walking or swimming from now on.
So now I am walking 40-50 minutes at an incline about 3-4x a week. I sometimes have to take a day off between even walking because I still get some pain in my pelvic area. I am lifting about 2x per week, but not as heavy as I used to.
I envisioned running until the bitter end, but twins made things a little more complicated.
Boy/girl twins born at 37w1d and 37w2d
For my first pregnancy I worked out until I went to the hospital at 41w3d. Here is what my schedule was:
Run 5 days a week, cross train one day a week. For my runs, I would run anywhere from 3 miles to 6 miles and my runs would last from about 30 minutes to over an hour. From about 37 weeks on, the longest I ran was 45 minutes and did about 4 miles (I was SO SLOW!). My cross training ususally consisted of elliptical for 30 minutes followed by weight lifting. I also did prenatal yoga but I don't count that as working out.
This pregnancy has been about the same. I try to stick to this schedule:
T: Run 4 miles
W: Cross train (30 minutes on the elliptical and weightlifting)
Thurs: Run 5
Fri: Run 4
Sat: Run 6
Sun: Run 6
Mrs.MLR04:When I was pregnant with DS, I worked out 5-6 days of week for 45-60 minutes up until the day I delivered. I did spin classes, pilates, kickboxing and occasionally used the elliptical.
Ditto! I did get a heart rate monitor this time. After my 1st pregnancy, I lost all of my weight in 4 days after my daughter was born.
I'm still working out! I lift with a trainer once a week for an hour and lift twice on my own (and I don't really restrict myself weight-wise--I lift as heavy as I feel up to). I also try to sneak in a cardio session or two.
Still feeling good working out and hope to do it until my scheduled C-section in 2.5 weeks.
Are you a Les Mills instructor? Before getting pregnant I was very active and loved Body Pump, Body Step and Body Combat. I wasn't able to workout the first few weeks because of complications but my doctor has now given me the okay so I'm trying to get back into it. I've taken Body Pump a few times but I'm a little scared to jump back into the cardio classes even though my doctor has given me the okay. Are there any modifications I need to make in Step or Combat besides sticking with the low impact moves?