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18/01/2014 at 19:40
Hi ladies, just got my bfp today and getting my head around what it means in terms of diet and exercise. Last time I was expecting I pretty much abandoned diet and gym thinking it wasn't safe for baby. Now I've lost 5 stones and want to lose another stone to stone and a half. I follow slimming world and I'm pretty sure its mw endorsed so happy to carry on with that. I exercise loads, what would you say is a safe level of exercis to maintain? I'm also entered into a triathlon when I'll be around 20 weeks but think I'll bow out of that one. Does anyone else still do likes of cxworx, kettlercise, running, swimming etc? Thanks for any advice u have
18/01/2014 at 21:23
18/01/2014 at 21:51
Hi Haleigh, thanks foy ur reply! Most stuff I've read says don't embark on a new exercise regime but ok to carry on if ur already active. I'm only 4 weeks so very early days, think I'll just take it easy till booking in appt with mW and check then.
18/01/2014 at 23:22
19/01/2014 at 20:21
dont diet while pregnant but eat healthy. you do need the calories and chances are youll be hungrier anyways so make sure you eat properly . its not the time to lose weight hun.as for exercise, you can generally continue what youre used to as long as youre not at risk from falling or being kicked in the belly etc. i think things like crunches or situps are also a no-go as well as exercises where youre on your back for longer periods of time. i had my second baby 2 months ago and while i felt too ill in the first trimester to exercise, i took up running and zumba again in the second and continued with that till i was about 30 weeks. it stopped being fun then as i felt too heavy so i stopped. theres loads of prenatal exercise classes though so look into those. x
19/01/2014 at 22:29
Thanks for the advice, I've been checking out pregnancy yoga classes and will def give that a go.
21/01/2014 at 04:32
Im a gym bunny too so looked into what is ok to continue with... As you say, it says if you already have an exercise routine then it is ok to continue working out BUT the APA advises to limit it to a max heart rate of 140bpm... So I've had to decrease the intendity a little & keep an eye on it during cardio. Also remember to keep even more hydrated than usual & avoid overheating so stay by the ac/ fans if possible. I have found that i do seem to get hotter now!. Also I have stopped doing the abs work (used to use the resistance machines to abs / tummy toning) as a friend did that whilst 5months pregnant & started having contractions... Not a good idea to be putting pressure on your tummy like that.
As for dieting... All the advice Ive read is a def no on that... Healthy eating yes... But not a restrictive diet.... I would discuss with your mw when you get one but until then, take it easy.
hope this helps!
08/09/2015 at 12:41
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08/09/2015 at 12:53
Slimming world is perfectly safe to do when pregnant hunnie as it's not classed as a diet and midwives are more than happy for you to carry on with it you just have to tell your rep that your expecting and she will give you a different book to follow as you need extra healthy extras etc as for exercise they do say that if your active anyway that it's safe to exercise I do believe they tell you to stay away from weights etc but cardiovascular is very gud for you maybe just cut it down a little so maybe not go as much to the gym you will probably find you won't want to do a great deal in the first 12 weeks anyway due to feeling yuk lol xxxxxx
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