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    Quote Originally Posted by twolittlemunchkins View Post
    I'm a bit down in the dumps today. I've been really good at getting to the gym 3 times and week for a pump or Tabata class. Most times I'll get there early and walk on the treadmill for 15-20 mins before the class. I've also been walking laps of the playgroup instead of sitting and watching the kids play, or taking them and their scooters to the oval for a big walk now the weather is getting better. Ive felt it's taking a bit longer to recover after gym classes over the last couple of weeks too. My legs are sore for about a day longer than usual. But my diet has not been great. I've improved it over the last few weeks with more fruit and less crap but weighed myself this morning and I've put on 2kgs in 2 weeks! I still have around 19 weeks left of pregnancy and at this rate, by the time baby is born I'll have stacked on the weight and blown out like I did with ds1, I hated it and it was so hard to lose it all.

    Really need to focus on improving my diet more!!
    Throw out those scales!! No really, try not to focus on the number. I completely freaked out last pregnancy because I had put on 6kg by 26 weeks and it got me really down mentally. I think it's normal to put on a few kgs around the 20 week mark as bub is really growing rapidly. Remember you don't generally put on weight consistently, some weeks you won't gain at all and others you will gain heaps. It's not like you will continue putting on exactly 1kg per week just because you have the past 2 weeks.

    You sound like you are doing plenty. I think keep up what you can and if you are finding Tabata too much maybe try find something more suited to your pregnancy/the way you are feeling and don't feel bad if you have to change or cut back the intensity. Keeping active is important but i would also listen to what my body is telling me - I wouldn't put up with massive amounts of muscle soreness (like I would every week non-pregnant!) as your body is already doing so much work - you don't want to overload your immune system etc trying to repair muscles etc. at least that is what I think, each to their own of course 😊.

    Food is hard, if you are like me then you probably will find you get more hungry and it's not always celery that will fill that void... I am finding that if I force myself to eat eggs for breakfast (when I would rather have fruit, yoghurt & muesli) it not only fills me up but I get less sweet cravings during the day. Also trying to include more green smoothies etc and not wait to be starving before I eat, hence having more control over what I put in my mouth. Hope that helps some...

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    Thanks heaps Sunnygirl. I've worked so hard to get the weight down after pregnancies that it's tough seeing the numbers on the scales rise again and I was a bit shocked that it went up so quick over the last couple of weeks. I know it won't do that every week.

    Do you have a good green smoothie recipe? I want to start having smoothies most days now the weather is warm but can't find one I love. My breakfasts and dinners are good I think, it's snacks and sweets that are my downfall. I have such a sweet tooth this pregnancy it's crazy! Trying to swap junk like chocolate for fruit and yoghurt to make it healthier but still satisfy and sweet craving.

    I'm still fine doing Tabata for now, I do all the low options and take breaks when I need to. My cardio fitness seems to be good and I recover quick. Will swap it for a cycle class when I find it's getting too much. I may need to lower my squat weight in pump though. That's what I'm finding is taking longer to recover. It's not massive amount of soreness. But I still feel a bit tight for a bit longer than usual. Maybe I'll add in a stretch or Pilates class...
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    39+3 today. Did 6km on the cross trainer. Trying to get this baby to drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    39+3 today. Did 6km on the cross trainer. Trying to get this baby to drop.
    Count down is on! Best of luck @Rose&Aurelia 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by twolittlemunchkins View Post
    Thanks heaps Sunnygirl. I've worked so hard to get the weight down after pregnancies that it's tough seeing the numbers on the scales rise again and I was a bit shocked that it went up so quick over the last couple of weeks. I know it won't do that every week.

    Do you have a good green smoothie recipe? I want to start having smoothies most days now the weather is warm but can't find one I love. My breakfasts and dinners are good I think, it's snacks and sweets that are my downfall. I have such a sweet tooth this pregnancy it's crazy! Trying to swap junk like chocolate for fruit and yoghurt to make it healthier but still satisfy and sweet craving.

    I'm still fine doing Tabata for now, I do all the low options and take breaks when I need to. My cardio fitness seems to be good and I recover quick. Will swap it for a cycle class when I find it's getting too much. I may need to lower my squat weight in pump though. That's what I'm finding is taking longer to recover. It's not massive amount of soreness. But I still feel a bit tight for a bit longer than usual. Maybe I'll add in a stretch or Pilates class...
    I am a bit of a 'chuck in anything' when it comes to green smoothies. I try not to add too much fruit to keep the sugar content down, but if you are new to green smoothies you might start with more fruit and slowly reduce it. Try using 1 (or half) a green apple, a small lemon or lime, a bunch of baby spinach (has less flavour than kale/silverbeet etc), handful of mint leaves, ice and coconut water.

    I also like a little pineapple or frozen banana instead of the apple. Can add ginger for zing, and I usually add a tsp chia seeds and/or flaxmeal for fibre and omega 3. Just experiment and slowly increase the ratio of leafy greens to fruit as you get used to the flavour.

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    Hi ladies! Can I join? I'm hoping to not gain much this pregnancy like me last one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Hi ladies! Can I join? I'm hoping to not gain much this pregnancy like me last one
    Of course! We have all been a bit quiet of late. Maybe a newbie will help motivate all of us 😂

    Update from me I'm 29 weeks. I climb a small mountain each week as my non-negotiable - it's one I would normally do 2 laps of non-pregnant and fit. I am also swimming 1-2km twice a week, doing prenatal yoga and walking most days. I had to stop running due to RLP, but the mountain climb gets my heart rate right up. I might try and do it twice weekly over xmas period given DH is home for 2 whole weeks 😊

    I've had a bit of criticism from random people who aren't used to seeing pregnant women exercise, especially whilst mountain climbing. I think they are also a bit intimidated by a pregnant women overtaking them - they tell me I shouldn't be doing it or should slow down. It's annoying but I take it in my stride and wish I could think of a quick witted come-back!

    I've dropped the ball with strength training. At this late stage I am happy with dips, knee push-ups and body weight squats. I am waiting until new year to join gym as I just don't have the time to get there so would rather save the $. Our local gym has a good crèche so that will be my post-birth plan of attack.

    I'm pretty happy I haven't really gained weight anywhere (other than obvious baby bump!), but still 11 weeks to go and I am being a bit slack with xmas etc, lots of chocolate this week 😭

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    Of course! We have all been a bit quiet of late. Maybe a newbie will help motivate all of us 😂

    Update from me I'm 29 weeks. I climb a small mountain each week as my non-negotiable - it's one I would normally do 2 laps of non-pregnant and fit. I am also swimming 1-2km twice a week, doing prenatal yoga and walking most days. I had to stop running due to RLP, but the mountain climb gets my heart rate right up. I might try and do it twice weekly over xmas period given DH is home for 2 whole weeks 😊

    I've had a bit of criticism from random people who aren't used to seeing pregnant women exercise, especially whilst mountain climbing. I think they are also a bit intimidated by a pregnant women overtaking them - they tell me I shouldn't be doing it or should slow down. It's annoying but I take it in my stride and wish I could think of a quick witted come-back!

    I've dropped the ball with strength training. At this late stage I am happy with dips, knee push-ups and body weight squats. I am waiting until new year to join gym as I just don't have the time to get there so would rather save the $. Our local gym has a good crèche so that will be my post-birth plan of attack.

    I'm pretty happy I haven't really gained weight anywhere (other than obvious baby bump!), but still 11 weeks to go and I am being a bit slack with xmas etc, lots of chocolate this week 😭
    Sounds like you see doing well hun! Last two weeks have been slack for me, this rib pain has really hindered my training but really trying to keep moving and keeping the food under control. Have put on about 7 kilos so far with 12 weeks to go!

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    Sounds like you're doing great Sunnygirl! Welcome Mamasupial and congratulations on your pregnancy!!! Anasi that's no good about the rib pain. Fingers crossed bub drops and gives you a little bit of relief soon.

    I'm still plodding along. 33 weeks now and have needed to slow down over the last couple of weeks. Was going to the gym around 3 times a week but only managed 2 times a week lately. Hips really starting to hurt and I'm exhausted. I've continued walking ds1 to and from school everyday which is nearly half an hour round trip so doing that twice a day is keeping me moving. Last day of school for the year tomorrow so won't be walking as much. Will try to get out early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in and walk the kids to the park during the holidays.

    I know what you mean Sunnygirl about the criticism from other people when they see pregnant woman exercising. I get comments all the time when I go to the gym. I loved it at first and was proud that I had energy and was still so active while pregnant, but now it's getting annoying.

    I've put on more weight than I wanted to this pregnancy and can definitely notice it in my legs and bum. I'm up about 11kgs with 7 weeks to go but not letting it get me down. I'm staying as active as I can, eating pretty good and will work to lose the weight once Bub is out. I'm never going to be pregnant again after this so trying to enjoy the last couple of months of it 😊
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    Gosh you ladies are amazing and inspiring!! I'm not fit, I'm overweight, but I want to keep active so I don't turn into a blob lol. With dd I was 101kgs when I fell pregnant, and 106kgs full term. This time I'm starting at 84kgs.

    I don't get any alone time so I mainly just walk with DD on the weekends. During the week I get off the bus early and walk the extra bit.


 

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