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I saw a similar thread and it made me wonder, is it okay to do a fairly cardio intensive work out (think 30-day shred) once you are pg if you really haven't been working out much prior to getting pg? I was working out regularly, but about two months ago reinjured my foot from an old injury, so for the past while I really haven't been that active. I know some doctors say that it is ok to continue doing the same workouts you did before pregnancy but since I haven't worked out in a while, I don't know if cardio would be at all dangerous or anything. Maybe this is a dumb question, but I haven't been in to see my OB yet. What do you ladies do exercise-wise?
I don't know for sure on that. I'd ease into anything new, stop occasionally to gauge how I'm feeling. Definitely ask your doctor though. I've heard that workout can be pretty intensive so best to be sure
With my first pregnancy ('09-'10) my OB said I could lightly jog (not full running), lots of walking, stretches, yoga, etc. He didn't want me to do full work outs but did advise that working out some is very good. I am sure everyone's OB/Mid-Wife is different on their point of views on working out.
i dont think i would start doing any intense physical work out regime while pregnant. Its my understanding that it is safe to continue whatever physical activity was normal for you pre pregnancy but its not safe/recommended to take up something new
so if you were already a marathon runner it would be safe to continue running but if you are not you shouldnt start training now ... does that make sense?
I am on myfitnesspal, and someone had asked if it was okay to start the 30 day shred while pregnant and I'm pretty sure most people said no. I would love to start this as well, but I think I'm going to have to wait until after the baby is born. I've heard Jillian kicks your butt!
For now, I just hop on my treadmill and elliptical. I do know lots of women who run when they're pregnant, but I've never been a runner, so I have no desire to do that.
I think as long as you listen to your body and don't overdo it, any exercise regimen you choose for yourself would be a good choice.
I'd stick with pregnancy focused work-out/pilates/yoga dvd's. There are so many good options out there. As others have said, start slow and gradually work up. Your body is already going through so much right now...Growing a baby is hard work. You don't want to over stress yourself.
Thanks , ladies!! Great insight. Jillian can definitely be pretty intense. I used to do 30-day shred but it's been a few months. Guess I'll take this as an opportunity to do some easier workouts. I have some prenatal yoga DVDs I'll have to try out!