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06/03/2014 at 10:21
06/03/2014 at 10:44
I am going to start pregnancy yoga after my 12 week scan - I walk approx a mile a day to and from the station, and I want to increase this once the tiredness subsides (and once it's lighter in the evenings).
I also want to start swimming but my local leisure centre is quite a way from home and I'm not a member of my nearest gym with a pool.
06/03/2014 at 10:51
I walk Wispa daily, usually about 3 miles though hilly woody terrain, though I tend to only do a short trip or two to the park with the chuck it on days when its pouring. Other than that I've been doing aquafit for a couple weeks. Not an antenatal one, just a normal one with all the elderly ladies at the local leisure centre I went to one NCT antenatal yoga class, but it wasn't much yoga, so I didn't go again, though I'm planning to go from this weekend again every week as it's a nice way to hear about things to do in early labour and to meet other preggos nearby, since I'm not shelling out for the actual NCT class and just doing the NHS one.
Next week I'm going to try the aqua zumba class for a change from normal aquafit!
06/03/2014 at 10:56
I ran 10 miles a week for the first 19 weeks but by then my sciatica got too much so I switched to swimming. At 25 weeks I started a pregnancy yoga DVD at home which was fab
06/03/2014 at 11:02
Before pregnancy I did a zumba class, but after feeling awful in the first 12-16 weeks of pregnancy I just couldn't get back into it! I currently walk the dog at least a mile or so a day during the week and 3-5 miles at the weekend. I am starting aquanatal yoga at 32 weeks so am looking forward to that. Would of started it earlier but it is fairly expensive so wanted to save it for when I am a little bigger and may benefit more!
06/03/2014 at 11:03
Noodle - which yoga dvd did you use?
06/03/2014 at 11:07
It's was by Nicole croft, pregnancy for yoga off amazon. Was so good for relaxation too, I did it every day from when I finished work!
06/03/2014 at 11:16
I like the sound of that DVD. Might have a look at that (we don't even have a DVD player so would have to get one of those too haha).
Vix, you're right about the aqua natal yoga being pricey. I think last time I put my name on the waiting list fairly early and managed to get a place from about 20 weeks or so. I stopped around 34/35 weeks though because I just didn't feel up to turning out late at night.
06/03/2014 at 12:47
Will look into the DVD.
I looked at starting at 24 weeks, but knew I could only really afford to do one 6 week block so I am saving it for later on! Luckily the classes are on a Sunday morning so should be easier than trying to stay awake in the evenings!
06/03/2014 at 15:37
06/03/2014 at 16:18
I did pregnancy yoga and aqua natal - really enjoyed them both. Other than that I just walked, until I couldn't anymore ha ha!
06/03/2014 at 16:24
I did loads of exercise before pregnancy but stopped for a while early on as I bled, then had a low placenta so avoided my usual high impact stuff. I did lots of pregnancy yoga from 32 weeks and walked a few miles several times a week. I always meant to go swimming but somehow never got round to it!
06/03/2014 at 16:31
I run about 10 miles a week still and do kettlebells although I've dropped my weight and don't do the whole class now.
Apart from that there is an odd Plank and some burpees in there when I'm teaching classes.
06/03/2014 at 22:04
I'm doing nothing! I'm just do tired. At the beginning I was still climbing and running but now I just want to sleep. I'm waiting for the blooming element if pregnancy I keep hearing about.
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