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I really want to stay healthy but at week 26, I find it hard to remain mobile .. Go for swim or jog...
I do a bit of yoga stretching and that's about it.. Should I b exercising more??
My swim suit does not fit me anymore so I quit swimming..:( but I like to go swimming if I can..
Sounds like I m making a lot if excuses but I really feel heavy... Help
Swimming is the best when you feel heavy because you don't have to support your weight in the water. I just started up pregnancy aqua aerobics because I can't handle any more of my normal exercise routines and I love it.
I didn't buy myself a maternity swimsuit but just a 2 piece tankini set in a couple of sizes larger than what I wear at Target.
One of THOSE mums!
Swimming really is the best exercise.
When pregnant with ds I just wore shorts and a plain black bra in the pool. I don't think anyone realized I was in my underwear!
I found swimming later in pregnancy relieved sooooo many aches and pains.
I hope u find some way to work with you body!
Gizmuduckus: good idea withthe tankini.. I did think about that but the tankini material seems a bit thin and my breast n butt too big n I feel shy wearing them.. :(
One of THOSE mums!
You can get away with anything with a baby bump!
My breasts are huge too but there is not much I can do to hide them but I wear shorts over my bathers to hide my butt. You could wear shorts and a t-shirt if you are really uncomfortable.
The biggest lesson I learned while being pregnant was:
To you-you are humoungus/frumpy, big, disgusting etc etc
To the world-you are a beautiful pregnant woman!!
I know its hard beacuse you feel so big but seriously you can get away with anything!! I went and got a new bikini while I was preggers last summer and got my belly out. I felt hideous doing it (I feel bikinis give my huge boobs more support tho) but everyone made comments about how beautiful and amazing I looked. In contrast, this summer I'm just a big white flabby eyesore on the beach!!!
If you love swimming keep doing it..thats the best thing to do-something you enjoy!
But I think the most important thing is to keep mobile. Walk (waddle as I did) around the block, park a bit further away at the shops, nest (boy did I get a good incidental workout as I was nesting!!) and just work around the house in general!!
:iagree: to the rest of the world you look like a big beautiful fertility goddess ;)
Swimming is great :) feeling *weightless*
You should only exercise as much as you feel is good for you...any exercise is better than none at all. Try this: http://www.youtube.com/user/nishacoach
I found her when I was searching for pregnancy exercises...just click on the "uploads" button to see all of her videos...she has quite a few for different trimesters and so on. I find if I do one or two of the videos, it seems quite easy, but I am weak by the end of it so I know it's working. Of course, like everyone else said swimming is the best...and if you are uncomfortable, where a shirt over your bathers.
have u thought of aqua aerobics?
Just walk. Its one of the best low impact things you can do.
I went and brought mens budgie smugglers, they are cut far more better and very comfy to wear. Not to mention cheapo at $12 from KMart. Some of the ladies bikini bottoms lately just aren't a comfy cut or fit no matter what or where you buy, so I got the poopies and went for the mens brief!
On top I wear my sports bra.... something you know you feel comfortable in, and also holds in those boobies that threaten to spill sometimes :D
I don't care ATM what I look like, lol, I am only out of the pool and in open areas for seconds lol before I am wrapped up in my towel.
But swimming is fantastic.
I take my little bag with kick board, flippers and hat and sunnies for those lazy laps where I just kick away. It is certainly a great support when you don't feel yourself and you can go as hard, or as slow as you want. :yes:
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