Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have a question for everyone.
How do you find a balance between being active, and listening to your body (especially when pregnant) about when to take rest days or slow down?
I'm approaching my third trimester (I'm 26 weeks along) and things are getting difficult. Bending is harder. My yoga is harder. I want to stay as active as I can handle, and it's frustrating me that I can't keep going like I could before, but I don't know how to find that middle ground between taking care of myself & baby, and pushing myself to get a good workout in. I miss my running (baby doesn't like the jiggling, and it makes me sick to my stomache) and frankly I'm SICK of walking! :( All of the ST machines in my gym have been labeled off limits from the doc, so I can't do that. The only ST I've been okayed for is resistance bands and using my own body weight, and I'm tired of the body weight ones (part of that is I need to look up new ones) and I have never gotten the hang of resistance bands.
I am seriously missing the twists & back stretches from my yoga routine (Tho I know better to do it anyway) and getting a little bored here too.
Any ideas? I feel like I'm treading water and not DOING anything productive lately.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Happy weekend all!