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Okay..... If I hear one more of my friends/family tell me that I should not be working out being pregnant, I'm going to SCREAM!!!!!
My response is always really calm/and collected but it's the same people who keep mentioning it.
Working out at the gym is very healthy in pregnancy, especially when we are carrying all of this extra weight - and to be honest I DON'T WANT TO BE ONE OF "THOSE" MOTHERS THAT COMPLAIN FOR 5 YEARS THAT I STILL HAVE "BABY WEIGHT" no offence to anyone...
Every time I mention to my sis-in-law and my BFF that I was at the gym...or going to the gym, they jump on the "you need to stay out of that place" band wagon, ugggggggg..... I guess that's because when they were pregnant, they took that as be lazy and eat whatever you feel like!
I worked out before being pregnant, and it makes me feel good...makes my body feel good and it still does.
And here I thought my DH was annoying by always asking me when I'm going to workout. I think people telling me working out is bad while pregnant would definitely be more annoying! I feel for you. Maybe just ignore them, don't engage in a debate or argument about the benefits of working out.
Yeah, excercise is good during pregnancy. It used to be a 9 month affliction that people were considered in a state of illness. Just stand your ground and get mad if you have to. Sorry they don't understand.
Lol. I can relate!! I go crazy at work when no one allows me to carry anything. As much as I appreciate the gesture, I don't want to sit on my rear all day at work, and it's not going to kill me to carry a pack of paper to the printer, or a 5 lb package back to my desk.
Ugh, that's annoying. Sometimes I just avoid mentioning certain things in front of certain people. I did a bunch of yard work on Saturday. I actually enjoy it, it was great to be outside, and the exertion wasn't too much. But when my mom asked me about my day, I omitted it. She'd have said I shouldn't have been doing it or, worse yet, that DH shouldn't have let me. I just file such activities under "none of your business" and move on.
visiting from May DDC, I just signed up at the Y because I gained 8 pounds last month. I think what you're doing is smart. Those people that are commenting that you shouldn't be working out will be the same ones so jealous at how great you look after the baby is born!! LOL! good for you, don't let them bother you
Talk to them and let them know that it is safe in a normal pregnancy and let them know you are not over doing it and baby will be fine because your body was already used to working out. I am not doing the same workout as I did prior to pregnancy I have eased it up to a point where I feel comfortable.
Show them the studies to back it up if things are repeatedly said to you. Working out is SO healthy and highly recommended. Whether its continuing what you were doing before, walking, swimming, etc. It is SO good for the baby!
I'm all about walking on the treadmill right now lol.
Yah, pull in the doctor card! Just look very surprised like "oh! But my DOCTOR said I need too! didn't you know?" Every doctor SHOULD be recommending this, if they are not already, science changes, and the science now is to work out at the level you feel comfortable but DO work out, it makes labour go easier! Tell them that, "studies show working out helps ease the pain of labour" that ought to shut them up
Otherwise, Keep taking your deep breaths mama! My MIL is very well meaning, but she has a hard time beleiving that as well, cus it was SO pushed in her 'time' that you must be a slug and eat a ton and do NOTHING your whole pregnancy. (guess where that got her, and many women her age?) She also is very worried when I go to my aquafit classes "is that safe? should you be in the pool?" I finally told her gently the baby is shut in there nice and tight and no water from the pool could possibly get in. poor thing, there was so much bad advice floating around and no internet to correct it back then.
I say the same as everyone else! I tell those nay-sayers that my doctor told me that I could, especially since I was working out prepregnancy, and that I have to listen to my body and make sure I am not overworking myself and putting our baby at risk. And of course, I love to forward articles encouraging workouts during pregnancy!