Monday, June 25, 2012

Water Aerobics

I forgot to mention that I started taking water aerobics classes 2x a week starting about a month ago. I'm lovin' it. I've been going Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm. It's in an outside pool so I've been loving the Vitamin D I'm getting as well as moderate activity. I have noticed it has taken a lot of strain off of my back.
Last week I kind of started to get worried about all the hopping around I was doing with jumping jacks, lunges, etc. Did he have enough support in there or was I jerking him around too much?! So I googled and read this:

*Water aerobics provide the same workout for your heart and body as traditional classes without the risks of falls and other injuries. The buoyancy of the water requires you to support only 50 percent of your weight, which alleviates stress on your joints and muscles.
*Following a moderate water aerobics exercise plan during pregnancy can potentially make your delivery faster and less complicated by decreasing your need for epidural pain relief, according to a 2008 study published in "Reproductive Health."
That put my mind more at ease. Up until this weekend I was wearing my normal swimsuit, but I noticed that I was itching my stomach a lot during the class. I don't know if it was too tight or the chlorine was getting to me or what, but I ended up buying this  maternity swimsuit. Problem solved!
Oh, one more thing. I turned 18 weeks on Saturday. I ended up weighing myself and was verrrry nervous. Luckily I wasn't too appalled! I've gained 8.4 total. If I only gain another 15lbs the rest of this pregnancy I will be completely happy with that, but if not I will not beat myself up about it.
I have a few posts scheduled and in mind:
  • What I'm eating during my pregnancy
  • Nursery Inspirations
  • Pregnancy wardrobe for a hot summer vacation
  • Long overdue arms update
So stay tuned :)


Mrs. S said...

I have been wanting to do water aerobics! I've been walking and swimming a lot in the pool!

Ann said...

Great job with the water aerobics, lady!