25w3d pregnant and I’m still puking my guts out if I try to (our accidentally) come off the medication. Not cool.
While at the pool today I thought I’d try out some water running. I quickly realized I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing. Do we kick to the back? Do we raise the knees? Do we move around? Stay in one spot? Is there proper form? Does it matter?
I spent about 15 solid minutes running in the water. All I know is my legs got tired and ayer 25 more minutes of swimming, I’m now home and in need of a serious nap! So, I must have done something right!
Any tips would be welcome!
You people are brilliant! I’m actually a little embarrassed I didn’t think of that, but I blame baby brain, which is a legit thing I tell you.
So I went for my first swim (in a long time) today and it was wonderful. It was me and a pill full of senior citizen and I grabbed a pool noodle and owned it! 50 minutes of paddling and kicking around. It felt great. My whole body felt like it got a work out but it didn’t feel overly difficult and I felt no pain anywhere!
On my way out I canceled my full gym membership and switched it over to a much cheaper pool only pass. Which also helps the bank account and no income thing.
I hope to go 2-3 times each week and hope to be able to go for as long as possible.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even make some senior friends!
My hips are crying this morning. Maybe stairs wasn’t a great idea. Back to the drawing board on ways to stay active while pregnant and it’s freezing cold outside.
Well firing up the old fit bit did help me to be more active today. I went out around lunch for a walk. No purpose but to be active and move my body and get some steps in. A solid half hour walk.
We’ll try this again tomorrow.
I know what I’m going to do! Shortly after buying a fitbit, I found out I was pregnant. The fitbit never stood a chance.
I think it’s time to find it and get reacquainted.
I haven’t updated in a while. I feel like it’s hard to have much to say on what used to be my fitness/weight loss/running blog when pregnant and feeling lucky to get off the couch some days.
I thought I’d be this fit-preggo lady doing all this scaled back but active stuff, but it’s just not the case.
I did my last run about 4 weeks ago, and even before that I wasn’t running a whole lot. My body just couldn’t recover and I would be very sore afterwards. Just not worth it.
I had my last session in my prenatal yoga class tonight. It was a8 week class which I did enjoy to some extent but honestly the teacher was a little too mellow and we did to much gentle breathing and relaxation for my liking. The last 3 weeks we had a sub teacher and she was awesome though. Just the right balance of challenging yet gentle. If she was going to be the regular teacher I would totally have signed up for the next session. But she’s not, so I think I might just drop in one and a while and see what other options are available in my area.
I’ve also been met with the dilemma of whether or not I should cancel my gym membership. In all honesty, I’m not really currently using it and having lost my job, money is pretty tight. (Did I write about that? I think I did.) But with winter arriving any day, I’m worried without a gym membership I won’t do anything at all. I do have a treadmill in my basement though so really, I could use that and save the money. I think part of me just hates the idea of giving up my gym membership. The gym had been such a big part of my life the last couple years. I need to remind myself is just temporary though and when the time is right I can rejoin.
On the pregnancy front things are going well. I’m 22 weeks today and we’re having a BOY! (Did I mention that part?)
I’ve gotten into this bad habit where I lay awake every night until after midnight and then an lucky to drag my but out of bed before 9 am. This will not be good training for when baby arrives. And on that note it’s 2 min after midnight so I’m going to put down my phone and see if I can make it to sleep before 1am.