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May 6th, 2013, 07:52 AM
mommamuffin's Avatar Super Mommy
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The last two days we have gone biking...just about 3 miles each day. The first time I didn't push myself too hard - I could still carry on a conversation while I was biking - but yesterday I pushed myself a little more. Enough that my breathing was a little labored and my face got all red and hot.

My dr says especially with the GD, biking (along with walking) is an excellent form of exercise and to keep it up as long as I feel like I can. I feel great after I do it!

Is anyone else still keeping up with exercise? Even if it isn't so perfectly "regular"?
Our little number two, Leonardo, was born July 26, 2013. Welcome baby Leo!

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[FONT="Garamond"][COLOR="Green"]Christina (me), Steve (SO), Isabelle & Leonardo.
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May 6th, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one biking!

Previously I was walking a couple miles each weekday and doing prenatal yoga on Sundays. Since the weather got nice I've been biking to work (4mi each way), though there's kind of a major hill going there and the first time I did it I was afraid I was going to make myself sick so I've been biking the flat part and taking the bus up the hill, which seems better. I'm way slower than normal and have to consciously make myself not go down hills too fast, but I love the freedom. I had to make some adjustments to my road bike so I could ride on it without my belly getting in the way.

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May 6th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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umm I never started exercising I always have good intentions, but 20+ weeks of nausea make it hard, and now it's hot!
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May 6th, 2013, 10:13 AM
tela's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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i stop exercising when my m/s hits at 5-6 weeks and then never start again! i can't imagine exercising now with my bump this huge. but i am looking forward to going back to the gym (we have a free gym at work) once i am able. this didn't happen until 2+ years PP with DS though since i lost so much weight BFing that i couldn't afford any more calories lost!
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May 6th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Yes.. Regularly:. I've altered and toned certain things down.. But yes
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May 6th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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No, I have problems with painful cramping later in pregnancy which started when I was pregnant with my daughter. I can't even really walk for a long time without pain.

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May 6th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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I had always planned on exercising during pregnancy, but the HG has kept me from doing anything at all. Even a couple minute walk is too much for me.
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May 6th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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I've been doing prenatal yoga at home 2-4 days a week through most of my pregnancy, as well as 20-30 mins on the elliptical at the beginning. Lately I've been walking our dogs 30 or so minutes 3-5 times a week instead of using the elliptical. Oh, and I do some upper body strength training that's ok for pregnant women.
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May 6th, 2013, 01:20 PM
ahruska's Avatar Super Mommy
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Now that the nausea/vomiting is finally fading I was hoping to start walking again but I get so out of breath so fast it's kind of a joke. I also get awful pain right under my bump on the left and right sides. Not sure what it is but I got it with DD too. Honestly, chasing a 21 month old around is about all I can handle sometimes.
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May 6th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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I never started either I was walking a lot before pregnancy and up until 6 weeks..our neighborhood has a ton of hills so you get a good work out walking around here but I had to stop at 6 weeks because I was so sick and the nausea/vomitting didn't go away until recently. Now everytime I try to go for walks or do anything I end up cramping or just so out of breath and miserable that it's pathetic. I am kind of bummed because I saved a ton of prenatal work outs and it's just waaaay too uncomfortable now when I try to do them.

I just try to make sure I am not always sitting or laying around. I stay pretty active now that I am feeling better. I am always cleaning or organizing the house, playing outside with the kids, running errands or up doing something these days.
Ashley - Wife to Derrick, mommy to Owen-8, Rylan-6 & Addison-3. Baby Nolan is here, born 6/13/13 @ 34 weeks.
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May 6th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Yes, but nowhere near as often as I should. Like 2x per week. Lol I do exercise videos like turbojam, pilates, Jillian Michaels, etc. I have to do everything from home since I don't have anyone to watch London. We also do long walks and almost every day, I do my strength training exercises like leg lifts, squats, pushups, etc. I really should be working out more than I am though.
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May 6th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Yes!! I am actually excercising more right now than I was my entire 2nd trimester.
I do 20-30 minutes on my bike trainer indoors TWICE a day, strength training with 5lb weights and I just joined a gym yesterday now that it's too hot for me to walk outside.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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never started although the weight of the twins is beginning to get to me and my lower region. my hips and just my belly feel very painful and weighted down. makes sense considering i am carrying 2x the human beings. i read pregnancy apps and they say "baby is almost 3lbs this week and 15in long" so double that since the twins have never measured small... oy.
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May 6th, 2013, 08:18 PM
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I wish I felt confident to. I worry about cervical incompetence so I really don't do much anymore. I was just about to start jogging again when my cervical length came to light.

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May 6th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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I was told to restart. i was sick with seasonal flu, colds pneumonia, and several other illnesses this year and stopped. Last week I restarted Ive gone 5 days in a row for at least 20 min on elliptical indoor pool or walking.

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May 7th, 2013, 04:01 AM
Kiam's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Well, the bus stop and train station haven't moved themselves any closer, so I am still walking a fair bit.
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May 7th, 2013, 05:01 AM
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I'm down to just walking, and less often than I intend. I'm hoping to pull out my prenatal yoga dvd today too... contractors are here all day, so we don't have any plans away from home. My 2 YO keeps me running and wrestling and lifting, too!
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May 7th, 2013, 11:57 AM
marriedtoamountie's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Yep, I've actually been upping my exercise lately because I've been feeling so good. I'm surprised because with both my previous pregnancies I was feeling large and awkward by this point, and though I have a bump this time, I'm still feeling "smallish" and it's not in my way yet
Nicole married to T.
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May 7th, 2013, 06:44 PM
mommamuffin's Avatar Super Mommy
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I guess it's normal for us to be exercising a little more now that we were earlier in the pregnancy! That's how I am, too. I'm not doing it as much as I probably should, but every little bit counts...right?
Our little number two, Leonardo, was born July 26, 2013. Welcome baby Leo!

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[FONT="Garamond"][COLOR="Green"]Christina (me), Steve (SO), Isabelle & Leonardo.
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May 7th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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I am back running. I stopped for a couple months because I was too sick or tired to do anything. But since I have gotten my energy back I have started back. I walk/jog/walk/jog for 30-40 mins a couple times a week. Before I was pregnant I was running about three miles 3 times a week...sometimes more. But I am having a lot of lower pelvic pain and on days I run I am so sore for the rest of the day. I don't want to stop running completely but I am not loving the discomfort. But I will even get lower pelvic pain on days I don't exercise. It is weird. This second pregnancy is much harder than the first.
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