Ok, 12 weeks pregnant and no where near as fit as I want to be! Have been told be the Dr that I should limit my exercise to walking twice a day which seems really low key to me- friends that have children have said they worked out their entire pregnancy without issue. Looked for workouts on here, but there aren't very many... Any advise?
It's my first pregnancy. My sister in law had the same Dr and she was told the same thing through all 4 pregnancies. I feel I'm pretty physically capable though most of my ability is strength not cardio. Prior to finding out, I was doing a simple 10-20 minute workout three days a week- nothing too pushy and had just started adding a cardio routine. I work in a print shop where I was routinely lifting 50-70 pound rolls of media- which I've been told no more than 10 pounds now- gah I feel like a sponge! Lol!
That's what I've been thinkin, but wanted to get more advice! Thanks!
If I were you I would listen to my doc. You should do exercises pertaining to giving birth. Pelvic excercises leg strength maybe even arm rollsif that's what the they're called. You never know what can stress your baby. I know you don't want to miscarry or have pre term labor. Please take it easy baby is the most important. Just eat right and do the very minimum. After baby you can work out as much as you like. Congrats though
I know some may say do what feels best for you and if you are not in pain then you're ok. I just believe you should think of your baby first just because you may feel fine dosent mean baby is tolerating it so well. Yes you can workout but keep it light. It is good to workout when your preggo but exercise is not everything. There is a time for everything also. Listen to your doc that's what he's there for. Think of your baby above all. Baby dosent want mommy's heart rate going up. Thats one reason you shouldn't panic in labor. But I'm sure you will know the limit to take. I hope you have a beautiful healthy baby.