Well, I am now the pregnant cardio junkie! Yes, my second baby is due November 5, and we are thrilled! However, this has really changed my workout schedule. Dealing with TONS of morning sickness and exhaustion has really put a damper on my early morning workouts. Also, I went through a miscarriage earlier this year, so when I found out I was pregnant again, I was terrified to workout. I was so afraid I was going to do something that would harm the baby. After talking with Nicki, she calmed my fears and told me that I just needed to do what felt comfortable to me.(check out her previous pregnancy post)
I have decided to take my workout intensity down which means I have stopped my favorite class...turbo kickboxing :( I have also made a goal to still workout 4-5 times a week doing light cardio on the elliptical, treadmill, and bike, and also trying to get up for the 5:30AM body shaping class when I can. Yesterday was my first day back at the Y, and it felt wonderful! I did 30 minutes on the elliptical doing sport intervals and 15 minutes walking on the treadmill on an incline of 7.
If you are pregnant, do what you feel is best for your body! If you can maintain that intensity for a while, then go for it! If you want to take it down a notch, that's great, too! Even just walking in your neighborhood is good for your baby! So, here's to my new beginning! I will keep you updated on how my workouts continue throughout the pregnancy.